Elpical Claro Premedia provides a complete image processing workflow for printers, publishers and online communication companies that require fast processing of high volumes of images while achieving cost reduction and improved quality.

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Through the Claro Individual Image Analysis, Claro Premedia individually analyses each image for a range of specific parameters and then enhances the image for highest-quality results… even images inside an unflattened PDF.
Claro Premedia also automates other image or photo processing tasks such as intelligent ICC-based DeviceLink conversions or file format conversions.

The Elpical Claro JobClient for InDesign® offers seamless integration of the Claro Premedia workflow into InDesign.
The Claro Inspector for Photoshop® allows side-by-side viewing of original and processed image versions.
The new Claro Settings Assistant offers an easy-to-use desktop environment for creating, modifying and personalising settings.

Claro Premedia is easily integrated in nearly any editorial or production automation system.

Workflow

  • Create unlimited number of hot folder based workflows (channels)
  • Routing channels based on image metadata (IPTC, XMP,… ) allows to direct images to a Claro channel, a folder, ftp destination and/or email address
  • Claro JobClient for Adobe InDesign seamlessly integrates image optimisation in page layout workflow.
  • Elpical Claro Inspector for Photoshop®. Integration for optimum side-by-side control of specific images (Mac & PC)
  • Support for Photoshop CS2-CS4 on MacOSX and PC
  • Embed processing information into XMP
  • Professional backup of original and/or processed files
  • Runs as a background server process
  • Easy XML based integration into existing workflows

Image manipulation

  • Images inside PDF files can be enhanced, resampled and colour converted
  • ICC based colour conversions and profile assignment & embedding
  • CMYK-to-CMYK conversions without conversion to LAB
  • Save Ink (limit total area coverage)
  • Device link profile generation, based on source and destination profile
  • DeviceLink channels for CMYK to CMYK conversion
  • Influence rendering intent based on out-of-gamut percentage
  • Resampling and resizing of images
  • Add processing data in the XMP data of the processed file

Image optimisation

  • Local contrast enhancement of image details with respect for overall image brightness
  • Superior control over and dynamic optimisation of sharpness, brightness, saturation, noise, black point/white point, and colour balance
  • Recognition and dynamic optimisation of natural greens, blues and skin tones
  • Reduce JPEG artefacts
  • Red eye reduction, based on image analysis and/or exif flash info
  • “contrast in luminosity mode” option to isolate contrast manipulation from colour manipulation
  • optional brightness curve to preserve contrast by only manipulating the image’s mid-tones