Pitstop Preflight - Dynamic resolution check for different page sizes

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magnussandstrom
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Pitstop Preflight - Dynamic resolution check for different page sizes

Post by magnussandstrom » Wed Mar 10, 2021 11:29 am

Hi, I'm trying to setup a Pitstop Preflight-profile for PDF Review Module 2.0 for the most common checks. In this case I would like to warn if image res is below a certain limit. But I want it to be different for different page-sizes like this:

Page size (trimbox) between 1x1 mm to 100x100 mm = Warn below 200 ppi
Page size (trimbox) between 101x101 mm to 300x300 mm = Warn below 149 ppi
Page size (trimbox) between 301x301 mm to 500x500 mm = Warn below 90 ppi
Page size (trimbox) between 501x501 mm to 1000x1000 mm = Warn below 70 ppi

and so on...

I would like to have this check in one Preflight Profile if possible. Any suggestions how to do this? Maybe it's super simple? :)

Best regards,
Tools at hand: Enfocus Switch, Esko Automation Engine, Esko Imaging Engine, Apogee Prepress, HP DFE, Fiery, Caldera, GMG ColorProof, PressSign, Redhat FUSE, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Services.

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Re: Pitstop Preflight - Dynamic resolution check for different page sizes

Post by Malcolm Mackenzie » Wed Mar 10, 2021 12:04 pm

Hi
You should be able to do it in an action
Roughly as below, not tested but I've done similar.
1st page size is larger than, 2nd smaller than.
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Re: Pitstop Preflight - Dynamic resolution check for different page sizes

Post by patej » Wed Mar 10, 2021 12:42 pm

Another and probably more performant option is to setup the preflight profile to use a variable and let Switch set its value according to the page size. However, if you may have different page sizes in the document (that might fall into those different categories), then you might be better off using the action list Malcolm mentioned than e.g. splitting the document in Switch and preflighting pages separately...

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Re: Pitstop Preflight - Dynamic resolution check for different page sizes

Post by freddyp » Wed Mar 10, 2021 1:04 pm

Another suggestion is to use Restrictions in a Preflight Profile. You add the different page size selections as individual restricting action list in the Restrictions part of the profile. Then, in the Image section of the profile (or in any other section for that matter), you can define different settings for the different restrictions. In other words, you get multiple profiles within one profile. It may sound confusing, but when you try it out you will see it is pretty straightforward.

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