PitStop 12 released
Overview of new editing tools
Image curve editing — You can edit image curves directly within PitStop Pro and work on the entire image or on individual separations depending on the color corrections you require — make adjustments to the highlights, shadows or any of the individual process colors. Extra curve control points can be added to the curve to make more precise adjustments, or the input and output percentage values of a curve control point can be adjusted using precise values. Use the Preview feature to see the results of your changes in real time before committing them, and feel secure knowing the new tools support multiple levels of undo/redo just like other PitStop tools.
Brightness/Contrast adjustment — New slider controls allow for interactive adjustment and previewing images. This new option in the Inspector allows the overall image brightness and contrast to be adjusted to increase the quality of the selected images.
Unsharp Masking (USM) — Sharpen selected images, with controls for amount, radius and threshold. Unsharp Masking effects can be easily applied to individual or multiple image selections simultaneously.
New image edit Actions — Automate adjustments to image curves, Brightness/Contrast and Unsharp Masking with Action Lists. Edits to image color curves can be recorded as Actions and can be used for automatic correction. Unsharp Masking and Brightness/Contrast are also available as Actions for automatic adjustment of images. These Actions can be incorporated into Action Lists and can be used in both PitStop Pro and PitStop Server.
Blend editing — Blends, shadings, gradients, vignettes; whatever you call them, PitStop Pro can now edit them. Existing blends within a PDF can now be adjusted and corrected, or deleted and replaced. Whether you want to stop a highlight blowing out, a drop shadow filling in, or just want to modify a blend color, PitStop Pro now has the tools to help. You can even replace a blend with a newly created blend to eliminate banding in the original blend. This powerful new tool includes features to change the start/end points of blends, change the rotation of the blend, switch between linear and radial shading, add new control points and colors, and change blend colors.
Group/ungroup – Multiple objects within a PDF file can now be selected by the user and grouped together. Grouping elements makes manual manipulation much easier and more efficient. Align and space PitStop Pro 12 also includes a new Align Objects tool that allows multiple selected objects to be easily aligned or equally spaced. Objects can be automatically rearranged so they align to common left, right, top or bottom edges, or vertically, horizontally to a common center. This new functionality also allows spacing between selected elements to be equalized or standardized.
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