Actions: Colors

Process conversion

Prepares the current PDF for the chosen printing condition and carries out the necessary color conversion.


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Plug-In Process conversion Not available
Standalone
Server Fixup Convert colors
CLI --convertcolors
SDK  PTB_ConvertColors

Spot colors

Modifies the name, alternate color and overprint setting of spot colors. Furthermore spot colors can be mapped to other spot colors or converted to CMYK.


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Plug-In Spot colors  Fixup types "Map spot colors" and "Map spot and process colors"
Standalone
Server Fixup types "Map spot colors" and "Map spot and process colors"
CLI
SDK

Converts colors in the current PDF based on DeviceLink profiles.


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Plug-In  DeviceLink conversion
Fixup "Convert using
DeviceLink ..."
Standalone
Server Profiles "Convert using
DeviceLink ..."
CLI
SDK

Process to spot

Maps a process color into a spot color.


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Plug-In  Process to spot
Fixup types "Map spot colors" and "Map spot and process colors"
Standalone
Server Fixup types "Map spot colors" and "Map spot and process colors"
CLI
SDK

Office PDF to CMYK

Converts PDF files created from Office applications to the selected printing condition.


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Plug-In  Office PDF to CMYK
 Not available
Standalone
Server Profile "Convert to CMYK,
Office conversion"
CLI
SDK

Convert to RGB

Converts PDF files to RGB (sRGB).


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Plug-In  Convert to RGB
 Profile "Convert to sRGB"
Standalone
Server Profile "Convert to sRGB"
CLI
SDK

Convert to B/W

Converts PDF files to black and white.


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Plug-In  Convert to B/W
 Profile "Convert to grayscale"
Standalone
Server Profile "Convert to grayscale"
CLI
SDK

Spot to process

Converts all spot colors in the PDF to process colors.


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Plug-In  Spot to process
Fixup "Convert all spot colors to CMYK"
Standalone
Server Fixup "Convert all spot colors to CMYK"
CLI --convertcolors
SDK   PTB_ConvertColors

Remove ICC profiles

Removes ICC source profiles from tagged CMYK color spaces.


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Plug-In  Remove ICC profiles
 Fixup "Remove ICC
profile(s) from Output
Intent(s)"
Standalone
Server  Fixup "Remove ICC
profile(s) from Output
Intent(s)"
CLI
SDK

Extract ICC profiles

Saves ICC profiles from the document to the Desktop. Either the Output Intent ICC profile or source profiles can be extracted.


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Plug-In  Extract ICC profiles
Not available
Standalone
Server
CLI --extracticcprofiles
SDK  PTB_ExtractICCProfile

Registration color

Converts registration color into Black only. Registration color which is typically used for crop and registration marks or print job slugs can be converted to the defined color.


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Plug-In  Registration color
 Profile "Convert registration
color to CMYK black
only"
Standalone
Server Profile "Convert registration
color to CMYK black
only"
CLI
SDK

Correct 4c Black

Restores accidently separated Black. Text and Vector objects colored in Black with values in all CMYK channels get converted back to pure Black.


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Plug-In  Correct 4c Black
Fixup "Correct 4c Black"
Standalone
Server  Fixup "Correct 4c Black"
CLI
SDK

Brightness

Adjusts the brightness of all objects on the page, and is most suitable for B/W pages or where color PDFs are to be printed on B/W printers.


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Plug-In  Brightness
Fixup type "Adjust dot gain"
Standalone
Server  Fixup type "Adjust dot gain"
CLI
SDK

Tone value adjustment

Adjusts tone values by a given percentage.


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Plug-In  Tone value adjustment
 Fixup type "Adjust dot gain"
Standalone
Server  Fixup type "Adjust dot gain"
CLI
SDK

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