PDF (Portable Document Format) files are most often used in Scene7 to create eCatalogs. When you upload a PDF file, Scene7 rasterizes, or rips, the pages by default so that the pages can be used to build rich media.
When you upload a PDF file, you can format it in various ways. You crop its pages, extract search words, enter a pixels-per-inch resolution, and choose a color space. PDF files often contain a trim margin, crop marks, registration marks, and other printer’s marks. You can crop these marks from the sides of pages as you upload a PDF file.
Options for uploading PDF files are located on the Upload screen under PDF Options.
(Default) Rips the pages in the PDF file and converts vector graphics to bitmap images. Choose this option to create an eCatalog.
Extract Search Words
Extracts words from the PDF file so that the file can be searched by keyword in an eCatalog Viewer.
Extracts links from the PDF files and coverts them to Image Maps that are used in an eCatalog Viewer.
Auto-Generate eCatalog With Multiple Page PDF
Automatically creates an eCatalog from the PDF file. The eCatalog is named after the PDF file you uploaded. (This option is only available if you rasterize the PDF file as you upload it.)
Determines the resolution setting. This setting determines how many pixels are displayed per inch in the PDF file. The default is 150.
Select the Color Space menu and choose a color space for the PDF file. Most PDF files have both RGB and CMYK color images. The RGB color space is preferable for online viewing.
Convert To sRGB
Converts to sRGB (Standard Red Green Blue). sRGB is the recommended color space for displaying images on web pages.
Custom From > To
Opens menus so you can choose a Convert From and Convert To color space. You can choose a standard Photoshop color space or a color space you uploaded to SPS.
See ICC profiles.
How much of the page is cropped depends on the Resolution PX/Inch setting you enter for the PDF file. For example, if you enter 150 (the default) as the Resolution PX/Inch setting and you crop 75 pixels from the sides of pages, a half-inch is cropped because, at 150 pixels per inch, 75 pixels equals a half-inch.