Enfocus PitStop 13 officially released

After a successful beta test period, PitStop 13 is now in general release. Beta users reported that the features included in this release solve their most problematic PDF quality challenges. Available as a subscription or a license model, PitStop 13 provides, as one beta tester described it, “more production, more efficiency and easier communication.” PitStop 13 preflight engine developments include Enfocus-exclusive automatic bleed generation, simpler preflight messaging and more precise preflight restrictions to take better control of the production process while making it more seamless.

enfocuspitstoppro13-inEnfocus developed its Add Bleed Action to solve one of the biggest challenges in the industry – the lack of bleed in supplied PDF files. Customers also wanted a way to help non-technical users understand the error and warning messages that were generated in the PitStop Preflight reports. PitStop 13 now enables users to customize these important messages that can also be translated into other languages – even languages that aren’t currently supported by PitStop.

Preflight Restrictions is “the most important change to PitStop Preflight since its introduction.” This new feature gives users endless options for customizing the checks and fixes included in a preflight profile. Creating a much more targeted preflight check means users spend less time managing irrelevant warnings and errors. Users can easily set these Preflight Restrictions using only minimal changes to the PitStop Preflight editor interface.

PDF2IMAGE is a new feature in PitStop Server CLI that gives users more options for creating and managing images from PDF files. As the name implies, PDF2IMAGE lets users create PNG or JPEG images from PDF files. This feature also allows Action Lists to be run on the PDF, so the PDF can be adjusted or graphics added before the conversion. Users can also configure the image output to include only certain elements of a PDF, such as text. PDF2IMAGE will be available in PitStop Server CLI, PitStop2Switch this summer, and as a Switch configurator immediately. PitStop 13 is compatible with Adobe Acrobat X, Adobe Acrobat XI and Adobe Acrobat DC and is available on either a license or subscription basis.



Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.