Images Ground Controls - FlightCheck® User Guide - 2023

File Status Ground Controls – (Not in PDF or Image Ground Control Sets)


Missing

Flag Images that are missing. In other words, linked images where there is no file path on the User’s computer that matches what is saved in the document. This typically occurs when someone packages up a job and not all of the images can be found in the packed images folder.


Embedded

Flag Images that are embedded- Sometimes people want images to be embedded instead of linked. Enabling this Ground Control will list out the embedded images. Most people prefer images to not be embedded as embedded images require extra work to be edited. In order to edit an embedded image, you must first extract it from a document, them make changes and then relink it again. Once relinked and everything looks ok, then you can re-embed the image if you wish.


NOT Embedded

Flag Images that are NOT embedded. In other words, list out images that are linked. For most documents created in InDesign and QuarkXPress, you want your used images to be linked and not embedded.


Image Type Ground Controls


Using the image Type Ground Controls you can flag images that are of the type you accept or the type you do not accept. Here’s examples of each


Type is BMP

Flag Image if it is a BMP file


Type is EPS

Flag Image if it is an EPS file


Type is GIF

Flag Image if it is a GIF file


Type is HEIF

Flag Image if it is an HEIF file


Type is JPG

Flag Image if it is a JPG file


Type is JPF

Flag Image if it is a JPF file


Type is PSD

Flag Image if it is a PSD file


Type is TIFF

Flag Image if it is a TIFF file


Type is WebP

Flag Image if it is a WebP file


Color Mode Ground Controls


Using the image Color Mode Ground Controls you can flag images that are of the color mode you accept or of the color modes you do not accept. Here’s examples of each


Mode is Lab

Flag Image if Color Mode is Lab


Mode is RGB

Flag Image if Color Mode is RGB


Mode is CMYK

Flag Image if Color Mode is CMYK


Mode is GRAY

Flag Image if Color Mode is Grayscale


Mode is Unknown

Flag Image if Color Mode IS not known (Unknown).


Resolution Ground Controls


The Resolution Ground Controls act differently depending on what type of document you are preflighting.


Color Resolution Out of Range (You must input a Min and Max Value for a range)

Flag Color Images that have an effective resolution OUTSIDE the supplied range. Effective Resolution takes into account any scaling applied to an image such as blowing up a low res image will make it very blocky when printed. As an example, if images work best in your workflow that are roughly 300 dpi, and you have found that 10% on either side of 300 dpi is what you want to see, you can set these values to – Min = 270 ppi and Max = 330 ppi.


Grayscale Resolution Out of Range (You must input a Min and Max Value for a range)

Flag Grayscale Images that have an effective resolution OUTSIDE the supplied range. The Grayscale Resolution Out of Range behaves the same as the Color Resolution Out of Range Ground Control, except it is specifically looking for images that only use Black and White as the colors, with any shades of black (gray) present.


Scaled

Flags images that have been scaled. In the Inventory View, both the X and Y values will show an error in red text or a warning in yellow text, depending on how the Ground Control has been set.


Scaled Disproportionally

Flags images that do not have the same X & Y scaling factor (could distort image). FlightCheck looks to see if the X Value is the same as the Y value. If they are not the same, then the X value is the item in the Inventory view that will highlight as Red for an Error or Yellow for a Warning.


(marker-gray) Content Ground Controls


Has an Alpha Channel

Flags images that have an alpha channel


Uses Non-Normal Transparency…

Flags images that use a Transparency Blend Mode of other than Normal (such as Multiply or Darken)


Uses an ICC Profile Override

Flags images that use an ICC Profile Override


Has Spot Channel

Flags images that contain a Spot Channel (i.e., have a channel that would print with a Spot Color Ink)


Opacity is less than 100%

Flags images that use an Opacity of less than 100%. In other words the image has some transparency to it, which could cause items under the image to show through.


Nonprinting

Flags images that are set as Nonprinting. A Nonprinting image will look normal on your computer screen, however it will not be present when output. This can cause undesirable results.


Hidden

Flags images that are set as Hidden.


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