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You can view many types of files in Smart Review, and some files can be proofed for color accuracy using the Matchprint Virtual technology.

File type

Can view in Smart Review

Can proof with Matchprint Virtual

.ai
Adobe Illustrator Creative Suite 2 (CS2) or later, with Create PDF Compatible File option selected

X

.dcs
(1 and 2)

.eps

.gif

X

.jpg

.pdf

.png

X

.ps

.psd
Adobe Photoshop CS2 or later


Important: The Maximize Compatibility option must be selected when you save the file in Photoshop.

X

.tif

Color proofing file limitations

Files that you want to color proof in Smart Review using Matchprint Virtual must meet the following requirements:

  • EPS, PS, and PDF files must be composite files.
  • EPS, PS, and PDF files can use CMYK or RGB color space conversion for rendering, spot colors, and transparency.
  • DCS files can include spot colors.
  • JPEG and TIFF files can use CMYK or RGB color space conversion during rendering, but other color spaces are not supported.
  • JPEG and TIFF files that use spot colors are not supported.

Adobe file limitations

  • Only Adobe Creative Suite (CS) versions 2 and later are supported for Adobe Photoshop files and Adobe Illustrator files. Earlier versions of files may work but cannot be guaranteed.
  • Thumbnails are correctly generated for Photoshop (.psd) files only when you save the files in the Photoshop CS software with the Maximize Compatibility option selected.
  • Thumbnails are generated for Illustrator (.ai) files only when you save the files in the Illustrator software with the Create PDF Compatible File option selected.
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