Conversion CMYK very faded

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schmitzdp
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Conversion CMYK very faded

Post by schmitzdp » Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:19 am

Hello,

when I use CMYK conversion (Pitstop action) on a file exported from Indesign (default profile), the colors become very faded.

Below is the starting file, the result and my default Pitstop settings.

Starting file
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Result
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Pitstop settings and Action conversion CMYK
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My PDF file
https://www.schmitz.be/File.pdf

Which preliminary actions in Pitstop are necessary to avoid this color difference ?

Thank you.

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Re: Conversion CMYK very faded

Post by Malcolm Mackenzie » Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:52 pm

Hi
Something odd going on there!
Your settings are fine and here they work.
Can you post the converted file please?
If possible try on another computer.
Malcolm

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Re: Conversion CMYK very faded

Post by schmitzdp » Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:45 pm

Malcolm Mackenzie wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:52 pm
Hi
Something odd going on there!
Your settings are fine and here they work.
Can you post the converted file please?
If possible try on another computer.
Malcolm
Yes, here is the converted file:
https://www.schmitz.be/converted_file.pdf

Do you have an idea how to fix this?
Thank you
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Re: Conversion CMYK very faded

Post by Padawan » Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:23 am

Your screenshot showed PitStop Server preferences, so are you doing the conversion in PitStop Server instead of PitStop Pro?

Are you by any chance using the PitStop Server configurator in Switch?
If so, then it is necessary to set color management settings in the configurator itself. This is necessary because the configurator doesn't use the general PitStop Server color management preferences.

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Re: Conversion CMYK very faded

Post by Malcolm Mackenzie » Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:56 am

Hi
no file in the link for the processed file.

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Re: Conversion CMYK very faded

Post by schmitzdp » Mon Dec 14, 2020 4:23 pm

Padawan wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:23 am
Your screenshot showed PitStop Server preferences, so are you doing the conversion in PitStop Server instead of PitStop Pro?

Are you by any chance using the PitStop Server configurator in Switch?
If so, then it is necessary to set color management settings in the configurator itself. This is necessary because the configurator doesn't use the general PitStop Server color management preferences.
Exactly!

I hadn't seen that it could be set in the PitStop Server application's preferences, and besides, it didn't use the general preferences.

Thank you very much!

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