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Remove object with white background or background with 0% opacity

Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:28 pm
by schmitzdp
Hello,

I would like to select objects with white background or background with 0% opacity to remove them from my file.

Is this possible? Thank you for your help.

Re: Remove object with white background or background with 0% opacity

Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:57 pm
by laurentd
You can use the "Remove Invisible Data" action list.
It will do even more that what you are describing.
You can modify it if needed.

Re: Remove object with white background or background with 0% opacity

Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:38 am
by schmitzdp
laurentd wrote:
Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:57 pm
You can use the "Remove Invisible Data" action list.
It will do even more that what you are describing.
You can modify it if needed.
Unfortunately, this does not work.
I even tested it with the following action lists:
  • Remove irrelevant objects
  • Remove irrelevant vector objects

Isn't there another solution?
Thank you.

Re: Remove object with white background or background with 0% opacity

Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2020 4:18 pm
by abailescollins
Do you have a sample file that we can test with?

Re: Remove object with white background or background with 0% opacity

Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:52 am
by schmitzdp
Hello,

yes, here is my file in which I have two rectangles that I want to remove: one with a white background and another with a black and transparent background.

https://www.schmitz.be/design_preview.pdf

Thank you

Re: Remove object with white background or background with 0% opacity

Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:43 pm
by abailescollins
Screen Shot 2020-11-12 at 3.40.25 PM.png
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So I just need to understand what needs removing.
You can see the file in Wireframe mode here.
You have a circle and a rectangle of 100% CMYK.

You have a form (that thing that shows with a X in it)

And around the outside of the Media Box you have a path.

Which elements do you want to remove?

Re: Remove object with white background or background with 0% opacity

Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:09 pm
by schmitzdp
Thank you for your help and patience. I have indicated the 2 items to be deleted in your message.
abailescollins wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:43 pm
So I just need to understand what needs removing.
You can see the file in Wireframe mode here.
You have a circle and a rectangle of 100% CMYK.

You have a form (that thing that shows with a X in it) This one which has a black and transparent background

And around the outside of the Media Box you have a path. This one which has a white background

Which elements do you want to remove?

Re: Remove object with white background or background with 0% opacity

Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:18 pm
by abailescollins
Ok, so this?

Top what it looks like, bottom wireframe.
I did this manually in PitStop Pro.
Do you need to automate it, if so are the objects in exactly the same positions in each file?
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Re: Remove object with white background or background with 0% opacity

Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:00 am
by schmitzdp
Yes, the result is this one.
Yes, I want to automate it with a list of actions.

The elements will not be in the same positions.

Re: Remove object with white background or background with 0% opacity

Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:51 pm
by abailescollins
That's not going to be straightforward. I'll need some more test files to make sure we don't delete other content.

If you have any other sample files, could you email them to me?

andrewb@enfocus.com