Raster graphics standardization

Pavo automatically standardizes raster graphics, checking for resolution and colour management problems.

Print-standard TIFF

Pavo converts a variety of authored bitmap file formats into TIFF for print production workflows, including JPEG, BMP, GIF and PNG.

Online standards

Pavo can be used to convert TIF into Web raster formats including JPG, GIF and PNG.

Note: EPS files can also be converted into these formats, but much better results can be achieved using vector standardization to apply a dedicated online vector standard.

Resolution check

Pavo checks that files conform to publisher standard resolutions. This will generally be around 300 dpi for photographic images, but much higher for line scans.

Pavo can be set to alert that files are of inappropriately low resolution.

Colour handling

Pavo checks to ensure:

Colour files can be automatically converted to black and white for print, subject to budgetary constraints, but preserved in colour for online presentation.