REMOTE PROOFING -- Approved On-site
All three solutions use Pixels-On-Demand progressive image streaming technology, which provides additional image data as a viewer zooms in. The technology supports standard image file formats, including TIFF and TIFF/IT, EPS, PS, PDF, DCS1 and DCS2, CT, LW, JPEG, BMP and PICT. Users can view high-resolution native production files, with no conversion/interpretation or compression required. All that is needed is a free, downloadable plug-in.
The latest version of RealTimeProof features a new measurement tool and an enhanced version of the densitometer tool for evaluating color on screen. (www.RealTimeImage.com)
RealTimeImage's technology has been integrated into a number of data transfer and e-commerce/e-procurement services, including Wam!Net, Vio, httprint and Noosh. In addition, Wam!Net supports remote hardcopy proofing through its Wam!Proof option. The sender and receiver both must be Wam!Net Direct service users to take advantage of the capability. Automatic remote printing to any PostScript-compatible output device then is enabled through the Chooser.
ClearLogic's NetProof enables users to view proofs in GIF, JPEG, PDF, AIF, QuickTime or any Web-embeddable format. Since NetProof is Java-based, it is said to be a true browser-based application. There is no need to download any special software or plug-ins. Version 2 of the application provides enhanced markup tools, including variable rulers that allow for measurements in different scales.
Two implementations are offered. NetProof ASP is an application service that is accessible through standard Web browsers. NetProof Enterprise is customized software that is designed to run on the user's Web server and be administered by the user. (www.netproof.com)
In addition to marketing the service itself, ClearLogic has entered into a strategic partnership with Digital Art Exchange to offer NetProof ASP as part of the DAX suite of applications. NetProof will be the technology behind the second version of DAXProof, which previously had been based on RenderView. With this implementation, DAX customers reportedly will be able to take advantage of soft proofing on a per-project basis. (www.dax-it.com)