On the basis of each configuration, you can write a PDF Report after processing a file. The Report contains a detailed list of the output intent and embedded profiles contained in the file. Based on the colored markings, you can see at a glance whether the file can be sent to press without further, targeted processing (see Profile identification quality).
The quality of profile identification is clearly indicated in the Document Info, the document list of processed files, and in the tabular evaluation of the PDF Report. For instance, if the color red appears, the image that has just been analyzed does not comply with the specifications indicating an acceptable match between profile and data. However, if a better profile is embedded immediately after analysis, the color in the Report switches from red to cyan.
To ensure a simple, rapid overview in the tabular evaluation of the Document Info and the PDF Report on the images in the document, the analyzed images are once again shown in the PDF Report in the form of small preview images (thumbnails). These thumbnails are particularly useful when it comes to the subject of flattened PDFs. In this case, all image components are shown in the PDF Report. This makes it clear where vectors have possibly turned into pixel images, or where whole images have been broken up into numerous small images.
The analysis pays particular attention to the total amount of color (TAC) of every single image. If it is too high for the output intent to be checked, the image, and thus the entire file, is marked as errored, i.e. highlighted in red.
All Analyze configurations leave the original file unchanged. The Output Condition (tested) line shows what would happen if the output intent were to be changed. In the case of untagged files, DocBees-ProfileTagger recommends the correct profiles, which need not necessarily correspond to the output intent. The recommended profile is displayed under Profile accuracy (recommended) in the PDF Report.
The next chapters show a few specimen reports.