Quite Software’s Quite Revealing ($249) is a plug-in for Acrobat that displays and fixes problems in PDF files that are intended for print or pre-press.
In side-by-side before-and-after windows, you can see overprints, fonts, RGB colors, ICC profiles, separations, transparency, transfer functions and spot color plates. From there, you can choose to let Quite Revealing help you fix potential problems.
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.