DocuFreezer Settings

DocuFreezer is a simple desktop converter for Windows which can convert multiple documents, images, drawings, and other files at once to a convenient format – PDF, JPEG, PNG, TEXT, or TIFF. In this article, you will find a detailed description of DocuFreezer settings. 

Browsing for files and folders

Add files
If you want to add one or several files – click this button. The Add files dialog window appears. There you can browse for files for conversion. Besides, you can add RAR, ZIP, 7ZIP, and other types of archives. The program will convert files within the added archive(s).
Add folder
If you want to browse for a folder with files – click this button. This way, you can add an entire folder with files. To set only certain file extension(s), change *.* macro (e.g., *.doc,*.docx) next to File types to add.

Managing file lists

Remove item

Click this button to remove one or several selected items in the List of files

Clear list

Click this button to clear the List of files entirely

Save list

Click this button to save all currently added files as a list for future use. The list will be saved as a .flist file

Load list

Click this button to load a previously saved list of files (.flist file)

Configuring settings

To open the settings window, click the Settings button on the top menu:

DocuFreezer interface settings

Output file settings*

Depending on the output filetype selected, these settings vary.

PDF

Output file settings in DocuFreezer
Output file typeSelect output file format for your incoming files: JPEG, PDF, PNG, TEXT, TIFF
MultipageSet multipage option which will control the structure of output files: As in original fileSplit into single pagesMerge into one PDF
Combined fileSet filename of a multipage output file
Make PDF searchable (OCR)Recognize text from images or image-based files. This feature allows extracting text into searchable PDF or plain TXT file(s) via built-in OCR module
OCR languages With the previous feature enabled, you can select one or more OCR languages. As of version 3.1 of DocuFreezer, English, German, Hebrew, Japanese, Russian, Spanish are available. Try to choose as few languages as possible at once in order to improve OCR accuracy.

JPEG

Color spaceSet color space (color mode) for output JPEG files. You can select between: True color Grayscale
QualitySet JPEG quality. You can adjust the quality within a range of 25-100%. By default is set to 85%

PNG

Color spaceSet color space (color mode) for output PNG files. You can select between: True color RGBTrue color RGBAGrayscale Monochrome
The difference between RGB and RGBA is opacity (transparency). RGB stands for a 3-channel format containing data for Red, Green, and Blue whereas RGBA is a 4-channel format containing data for Red, Green, Blue, and Alpha. Alpha channel allows saving transparency. 
The difference between Grayscale and Monochrome is that grayscale mode preserves different shades of gray, and monochrome preserves only black & white colors. See illustration

TEXT

OCR (Optical Character Recognition) Enable this feature to batch convert scanned documents or images to plain text (TXT) via OCR
OCR languages With the previous feature enabled, you can select one or more OCR languages. As of version 3.1 of DocuFreezer, English, German, Hebrew, Japanese, Russian, Spanish are available. Try to choose as few languages as possible at once in order to improve OCR accuracy

TIFF

Color spaceSet color space (color mode) for output PNG files. You can select between: True color RGBTrue color RGBAGrayscale Monochrome
The difference between RGB and RGBA is opacity (transparency). RGB stands for a 3-channel format containing data for Red, Green, and Blue. RGBA is a 4-channel format containing data for Red, Green, Blue, and Alpha. Alpha channel allows saving transparency. 
The difference between Grayscale and Monochrome is that grayscale mode preserves different shades of gray, and monochrome preserves only black & white colors. See illustration
CompressionSet level of TIFF compression algorithm to reduce output file size. You can manually select between: -Default- Modified Huffman RLE/MH Group3 Fax/T.4 Group4 Fax/T.6LZWJpeg Flate 
You can keep default compression, and it will adapt to your input files depending on their type and color mode. Group3 Fax/T.4 is better for grayscale or monochrome documents and CAD drawings. Jpeg is better for photographs and high-quality images. Flate is better for pictures in general
MultipageSet multipage option which will control the structure of output files: As in original fileSplit into single pagesMerge into one PDF
Combined fileSet filename of a multipage output file

Advanced settings

Advanced settings in DocuFreezer
Overwrite existing filesCheck this option to let DocuFreezer overwrite converted files if they have the same filename
Split worksheets (Excel, CAD) into multiple filesCheck this option to split output Excel and AutoCAD (DWG, DXF) worksheets into separate files if they have numerous sheets
Convert attachmentsSet how DocuFreezer handles file or email attachments (e.g., for PDF Portfolio or Outlook message files):Ignore – attachment is ignored, only the file is processedSeparate – both file and attachment are processed, they are saved as separate filesCombine – both file and attachment are processed, they are saved as a single file
Rasterization resolutionSet DPI (Dots Per Inch) which defines resolution and image quality. DPI can be set in a range between 72 to 2400. 300 DPI is suitable for standard quality prints e.g., text documents. 600 or higher is good for high-quality images or photos. Generally, we don't recommend setting DPI lower than 300 (the printout may have low quality) or higher than 1200 (processing may take much time)
Page rangeSet one, several, or a range of pages to process. This way, the program converts only specific pages of all documents within a session. Using this option, you can also extract certain pages from multipage documents (and save them separately or as a multipage file)

Other even more advanced settings can also be configured via the Ini File Editor.

Miscellaneous settings

Miscellaneous settings in DocuFreezer
Check for updatesKeep this option checked to always have your DocuFreezer up-to-date
LanguageSelect user interface language 

* Please note that screenshots in this article are valid for DocuFreezer version 3.1