Dalim Software Presents New Tools at pre-Drupa Conference
Two-byte text extraction-only in DALiM DiALOGUE
At Drupa, Dalim Software is introducing new features to DALIM DiALOGUE, a stand-alone SWOP Certified monitor-based proofing application running under the Macintosh OS X operating system. DALiM DiALOGUE provides companies a way to provide remote and collaborative viewing and soft proofing of high-resolution files (PDF, PostScript and TIFF-IT, among others) via the Internet. The version of DALiM DiALOGUE demonstrated at Drupa will feature text extraction, the ability to highlight text when viewing a proof on a monitor, and cutting and pasting that text with edits into a comment. Unlike other monitor-based proofing systems that show a page as a rasterized image, text is demonstrated as a vector component. This saves a reviewer time, because the person does not have to retype copy that requires changes. This feature is also available for all 2-byte/Kanji fonts.
DALiM DiALOGUE is also seamlessly integrated into other Dalim Software solutions-most notably, DALiM MiSTRAL. Thus, when pages are selected from DALiM MiSTRAL, they are immediately provided as monitor-based proofs in DALiM DiALOGUE and, if a page is approved (or rejected), it is immediately noted in DALiM MiSTRAL.
DALiM DiALOGUE also features a closed loop calibration system-unique in a web-based application without the need for client software. As soon as the client logs into DALiM DiALOGUE (or opens a page in DALiM MiSTRAL), DALiM DiALOGUE will ask the user to conduct a quick check of the monitor with a spectrophotometer, to confirm that it is within standards. If not, DALiM DiALOGUE will ask the user to calibrate the monitor. Thus, the system is always assured that the user is viewing the page with a valid profile, and will make a record that the user calibrated the system properly. If the user declines to calibrate the monitor, the system can be modified to prevent the user from viewing the page-or it will allow the user to view and approve the file, but with a note that the person did not use a correct profile. “With this new option, printers can be assured that a proof is being viewed with required, calibrated profiles,” comments Bertin Sorgenfrey. “And, this is done automatically. The operator has no software to install.”