Actions - Reports

Reports

Extract XMP metadata

--extractxmpmetadata <report config file>

Purpose

Extract XMP Metadata of the processed PDF into a configurable XML file. For more information see "Use of XMP Metadata reports".

Parameters

report config file
full path to a meta data report configuration file, pre-installed config files can be found in <Application folder>/var/Actions/Metadata/Filters/Export

Example

pdfToolbox <report config file> <PDF file>

List basic PDF info

--quickpdfinfo

Purpose

Lists some basic PDF information to output.

Example pdfToolbox --quickpdfinfo <PDF file>

Visualizer

--visualizer [--smlobj=smlobj] [--inkcov=inkcov]
[--bmpres=bmpres] [--imgres=imgres] [--part=part]
[--format=format] [--resolution=resolution] [-p=p] [-l=l]

Purpose

Create a report listing print relevant aspects of a PDF document.

Parameters

smlobj
Threshold for small object coverage highlighting, see "Resolution output" (default: low)
inkcov
Threshold for ink coverage highlighting (default: 250)
bmpres
Threshold for bitmap resolution highlighting (default: 550)
imgres
Threshold for image resolution highlighting (default: 150)
part
See "Report parts"
format
See "Report type"
resolution
Resolution in ppi or width x height in pixel, e.g. 1024x800 (default: 72)
language
report language (e.g. en (English, default), de, es, fr or it)
sep_colors
Renders all individual separations in their respective color

Resolution output

Following you will find the values taken as tresholds for the chosen output resolution.


Text
Multicolored text
Line
Multicolored line
low
8 pt
10 pt
0.5 pt
2 pt
medium
5 pt
9 pt
0.125 pt
0.25 pt
high
5 pt
8 pt
0.125 pt
0.25 pt

Report parts

PDF report

all
all visualizer parts

all ink coverage views
sep
all individual separations
imgres
all image resolution views
smallobj
all small object views
safety
all safety zone views

Image report

all
all visualizer parts
full
regular page view
ink
all ink coverage views
ink_temp
ink coverage above threshold
ink_topo
ink coverage topographic view
process
all process color views
process_CMYK
CMYK channels (without spots)
process_CMY
CMY
process_K
K channel only
spot
all spot color views
spot_spots
spot color channels
spot_spots_K
spot color + K channels
spot_CMYK
CMYK channels (without spots)
sep
all individual separations
sep_process

sep_spot
all individual spot color separations
sep:<NAME>
separation of colorant with name <NAME>
imgres
all image resolution views
imgres_img
image resolution below threshold
imgres_bmp
bitmap resolution below threshold
smallobj
all small object views
smallobj_text
very small text objects below threshold
smallobj_lines
very small vector objects below threshold
safety
all safety zone views
safety_bleed
bleed area safety zone
safety_trim
page border safety zone
safety_full
safety zone regular page view

Report type

pdfreport
Create visualizer PDF report
Please note that PDF reports always have a default resolution of 72 ppi.
images
Create individual visualizer images for every report part

Example

pdfToolbox --visualizer --smlobj=medium --inkcov=300
--part=ink --format=pdfreport -p=1-5 <PDF file>

Compare

--compare [--threshold=20] [--areathreshold=5] [--diffres=150]
[--format=images] [--channels=rgb] [--nosimulateoverprint]
[--colorspace=colorspace] [--jpegformat=Baseline_Standard]
[--compression=JPEG_medium] [--imgformat=JPEG] [--resolution=
72] <PDF file 1> <PDF file 2>

Purpose

Compares two PDF documents and creates a report.

Parameters

channels
optional, channels to be compared, any of: RGB (default, including spot colors), CMYK, CMY (both including spot colors), or as separation (without spot colors):
PROCESS_CMYK, PROCESS_CMY,
PROCESS_C, PROCESS_M, PROCESS_Y, PROCESS_K
highlighting
optional, highlighting format for differences, redmask (default), mask
diffres
Resolution used for comparison in ppi (Default = 72 ppi)
threshold
optional, defines the difference highlighting in % of the compared pixel, to be used instead of --sensitivity Default = 0% (highest sensibility)
sensitivity
deprecated parameter - use threshold
controls difference highlighting, any of: maximum:
Maximum sensitivity (default)
medium: Medium sensitivity
minimum: Minimum sensitivity
areathreshold
optional, defines the threshold for the area with pixel differences above value defined with parameter "threshold"
format
Compare report format, any of:
pdfreport (default), imgreport, images, template
nosimulateoverprint
optional, deactivates simulate overprinting
resolution
optional, resolution in ppi or width x height in pixel, e.g. 1024x800 (default: 72) (only applicable if report format is images)
colorspace
optional, one of RGB, CMYK, Gray (default: RGB) (only applicable if report format is images)
jpegformat
optional, Baseline_Standard (default), Progressive_3_Scan
(only applicable if report format is images)
compression
optional, JPEG_low, JPEG_medium
(default), JPEG_high
(only applicable if report format is images)
imgformat
optional, JPEG, PNG, TIFF ( default: JPEG ) (only applicable if report format is images)

Example

pdfToolbox --compare --threshold=2 --areathreshold=5 <PDF file 1> <PDF file 2>

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