have been quite busy lately. The company specializes in plug-ins designed to work with Adobe Acrobat, and they’ve just released Mac OS X-compatible versions of all their plug-ins. They’ve also announced a new one, called Quite Revealing.
Quite Revealing has been developed to “expose PDF secrets.” The plug-in assists pre-press folks with pre-flighting. With Quite Revealing, you view PDF documents and selected elements side-by-side to figure out where problems might reside. Users can zoom, scroll, and edit the original.
“For example, the operator can choose to display only RGB data on the right hand panel, while the left shows the PDF. Both panels are live, and the user can scroll, zoom, and even edit the original, with the other view seamlessly tracking,” explained Quite.
Viewers are provided for RGB and spot colors, halftones, transparency, transfer functions, ICC profiles, fonts, and overprinting — key problem areas. The plug-in also incorporates one-button actions like renaming, recoloring, combining spot plates, spot to process conversion, halftone removal, transfer application and removal, ICC profile removal, and RGB or CMYK profile tagging.
indicated that Quite Revealing is entering a public beta trial this month; the trial is scheduled to last two months. They hope to ship the product in the second quarter for all Mac and Windows systems supported by Acrobat 4 and 5, including Mac OS X.
Quite quick with OS X upgrades
Quite Software has released version 1.5c of all their plug-ins: Quite Imposing, Quite Imposing Plus, and Quite a Box of Tricks. The upgrades to their other plug-ins are all available for download from the company’s Web site, and are free to all registered users.
“… so far as we know, we are first to release Mac OSX native versions of all our plug-ins,” said Quite. The company later noted that with such a “large and diverse market,” it was impossible to guarantee their claim.
Quite Imposing Plus is a PDF imposition tool; Quite Imposing is a “streamlined” version. Quite a Box of Tricks is a PDF toolkit that includes CMYK conversion and image recompression technology.
“We want our customers to have a choice, so we continue to support our plug-ins under Acrobat 3.0, 4.0 and 5.0 on all compatible Power Macintosh platforms. For many this will be necessary while they wait for their other plug-ins to catch up,” noted the company.