Acrobat Update May 2020
fixes Preflight problems

Adobe released planned updates for Acrobat DC, Acrobat 2017 and Acrobat 2015. As usual there are three separate installers:

The updates can also be installed using the Acrobat menu Help > Check for Updates….

For Acrobat 2017 and Acrobat 2015 there are only a few bug fixes. However, for Acrobat DC there are a number of new features and improvements:

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fixes Preflight problems

Enfocus PitStop 2020
with intelligent image recognition

Enfocus has released version 2020 of PitStop Pro and PitStop Server. As I reported in my pre-announcement, the new version uses Computer Vision technology for image recognition with support of artificial intelligence (AI).


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with intelligent image recognition

ZePrA 8 from ColorLogic
can now also be used for Proofing

ColorLogic GmbH releases ZePrA 8, an advanced, smart color server that optimizes and automates printing data – now also with Proofing. The outputs from the DeviceLink and Multicolor profiles combined with the sophisticated spot color rendering can now be used for color proofs. This is especially useful as many RIPs do not entirely support CxF/X-4 or SCTV calibration, nor do they have a spectral color prediction model for spot color rendering. The proofing module’s outstanding results were confirmed with a 7 color proof at the recent FOGRA Multicolor Forum 2019.

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can now also be used for Proofing

Adobe PDF Services
free until May 31st, 2020

In a message on COVID-19, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen announces that the Adobe PDF Services on the web can be used for free until May 31, 2020.

This will allow users to convert Word, Excel, PowerPoint and JPG files to PDF, among others. The reverse is also possible: export from PDF to Word, Excel , PowerPoint, JPG, etc.). You can also compress PDF files (but without controlling the compression with parameters).

However, the free use is limited to two (2) files per day…!!!

Additional information can be found on a FAQ page.

Free Enfocus PitStop licenses and
eLearning because of Corona virus

Enfocus provides its customers with a free, time-limited PitStop Pro license to allow employees to work from home. These licenses are valid until 30 April. UPDATE: The licenses are now valid until 15 June.

The free license key can be requested here.

In addition, Enfocus is making its eLearning library of over 100 courses and webinar recordings of Enfocus PitStop, Switch and Connect available for free until the end of April (Enfocus ID required).