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Interactive Soft Proofing

Challenges

Ever-shortening production deadlines and downward pricing pressures have brought new challenges to the photographic, prepress, publishing and advertising sectors.

DALiM DiALOGUE for Macintosh OS X, is a revolutionary image/page soft proofing server application, allowing real-time collaborative access and annotation to original high-resolution data.

Open

It’s a truly open world solution that requires no specialised client software or need for high bandwidth connections. Only limited by the processing power of the server, DALiM DiALOGUE can allow an unlimited number of concurrent users to be connected.

Group participants enter the system using nothing more than a standard web browser, so there’s no more time and expense incurred in keeping client software up to date.

Unlike comparative solutions, no compression of data is undertaken.

This ensures 100% original file integrity – a prerequisite in all approval processes.

Workflow ability

The ability to publish “watched folders” anywhere within your workflow is an important feature of DALiM DiALOGUE.

In a matter of minutes you establish “watched folders”, add users and set permissions to allow or deny access to individual tools, features or folders.

This flexibility and simplicity makes it easy to develop powerful, efficient and trusted soft/hard proofing solutions to client needs which can be branded with your own corporate image.

Quality

High-resolution files of unlimited size can be viewed in seconds – even over standard dial-up connections.

As soon as files enter a DALiM DiALOGUE “watched folders”, they can be accessed by all authorised participants. DALiM DiALOGUE’s unique data-streaming technology ensures that users view and collaborate on a file in its full, high-resolution state, without it ever leaving you!

Colour critical

Thanks to the power of the Macintosh OS X operating system, colour-management occurs at system level. This allows DALiM DiALOGUE to take advantage of Apple’s ColorSync colour management technology to incorporate ICC profile calibration.

The online densitometer measures colour channels (CMYK, RGB and Spot) offering a colour-accurate online proofing solution, for calibrated colour monitors and local hard-copy output devices.

The ICC profile support means it’s possible for all users to see colour accurate, high-resolution soft proofs in seconds and print local hard copy proofs in minutes, regardless of geographical distance.

If given privileges, users can even download files directly to their desktop for subsequent remote proofing. The downloaded file is made uneditable, there by ensuring a true facsimile of the original.

Suddenly the creative and approval process takes on a new dimension in terms of immediacy, quality and team-working.

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