Flattening of pdf content

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schmitzdp
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Flattening of pdf content

Post by schmitzdp » Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:46 am

Hi,

can Pitstop Pro flatten the content of a pdf (images, objects and text) into a 300 DPI image inside it?

Is it possible ?

Thanks.

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Re: Flattening of pdf content

Post by laurentd » Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:02 pm

Yes, it is possible since PitStop 2019.
We call this "Rasterize selection", because flattening refers to transparency flattening.
Here is a movie about it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ4_0ffLUGM
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Re: Flattening of pdf content

Post by abailescollins » Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:09 pm

If you just want to convert all the page content to an image you can also try the Action 'Replace page content by bitmap'
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Re: Flattening of pdf content

Post by schmitzdp » Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:37 pm

Thank you, both solutions work. :)

However, after applying the Pitstop action, the image is slightly blander than the original.

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Is this a profile problem in the color management in your opinion ?

Image

Thank you.

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Re: Flattening of pdf content

Post by abailescollins » Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:27 pm

It's difficult to see from the screenshot, what's the input/output colorspace?
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Re: Flattening of pdf content

Post by schmitzdp » Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:26 am

CMYK for both

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Re: Flattening of pdf content

Post by abailescollins » Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:26 am

ahh ok
Is it always the same type of input/output profile?

At the moment you have ISO Coated v2 as the input and output profile in the color management options.

Using a devicelink profile before converting to an image might also be worth a try to see the result.
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