Apago, Inc., founded in 1991, is a software company headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, north of Atlanta. We provide retail applications, custom programming, private label OEM products, consultation and support for a diverse customer base.
Our goal is to provide high-quality software solutions to streamline electronic document management and publication workflows. Apago is uniquely qualified in this arena with expertise in PDF, PostScript and high-end graphics file formats like TIFF/IT and Scitex NCT/NLW.
Apago works closely with its retail and OEM customers and various industry groups to identify new opportunities. Apago is always innovating. We developed some of the first products for the large format printing and OPI server markets. Apago's Piktor software was among the first products to produce TIFF/IT filesets. PDF/X Checkup was the first shipping desktop product to create PDF/X files. PDFshrink was released within weeks of Apple's release of MacOS X to address the file size issues with Mac OS X generated PDF documents. PDF Enhancer 3.0 continues this innovation with groundbreaking new techniques like Searchable Outlines to resolve font management issues and Selective Rasterization for reducing complexity and file size in PDF.
Our company and staff actively support international standards efforts. We have programmers currently working as active members of standards organizations developing and overseeing a host of standards including JDF, PDF/A, TIFF/IT, PDF/X and PPML/VDX.
PDF Constructor allows you to personalize press-ready PDFs from industry standard XML. Using the XML grammar incorporating features of XHTML, CSS and SVG, PDF Constructor creates single or multiple page PDF documents using existing or dynamically-created raster, vector and text content.
You can build PDFs with content that is ready to go to print and can use CMYK and spot colors, specify the bleed and trim and more.
Industry Standard XML
Using an XML grammar incorporating features of
XHTML, CSS and SVG - PDF Constructor creates single or multiple page PDF
documents using existing or dynamically-created raster, vector and text content.
Build PDFs with content that is ready to go to
print. Use CMYK and Spot colors. Specify the Bleed and Trim. Use Type 1,
TrueType or OpenType fonts - always embedded and optionally subset.
Produce web or screen ready documents with
Acrobat Forms dynamically.
Images & Vectors
Include JPEG and TIFF images in any colorspace
and resolution. Apply your choice of transformations to ensure the image fits
correctly into your layout. Include SVG drawings directly or by reference.
Specify individual pages or entire PDF documents as new content or as a template
on which to add new elements.
Paragraph and character styles based on CSS2 can
be specified for flowable content. Common text can be used with dynamically
specified replacement tokens.Modern PDF FeaturesIncorporate some of the newest
features of PDF including Layers (Optional Content Groups) and Transparency when
authoring your documents.
Units and Object Properties to enable richer AEC
content for architectural and engnieering documents.
Add metadata including author information, dates
and copyrights. Includes full support for Adobe’s XMP standard current with PDF
Protect your PDF files from unauthorized access
for use with Acrobat-compatible security settings.
Java/JNI interface available for Windows and Unix
Licensed per machine with unlimited users with no click charges or per-use
PDF Enhancer is a high-volume
software utility that optimizes PDFs for a particular purpose. PDF Enhancer
automates the most common document assembly and preparation tasks. Whether you
are producing high quality printed material, an electronic edition of a magazine
or newspaper, a sales brochure or technical document, a slide presentation, a
legal filing or product catalog - PDF Enhancer will produce the highest-quality,
smallest, most reliable PDF documents possible.
Resize and Impose Pages - PDF Enhancer can resize
(A4 to letter), crop and rotate pages. Use the imposition features to create
booklets, n-up and step-and-repeat layouts.
Stamps, Watermarking and Page/Bates Numbering –
Use PDF Enhancer to add page numbers or Bates numbering with complete control
over the formatting, location and appearance of the numbers. Stamps and
watermarks can be added to the foreground or background at any location, angle,
size, transparency or layer.
Font Handling - PDF Enhancer can embed and subset
fonts in a PDF file. Enhancer can also convert fonts to “outlines” while
retaining full text search capabilities.
Color Management - PDF Enhancer incorporates a
color management system which fully supports ICC profiles and many powerful
options to insure the high-quality color possible. Convert RGB to CMYK for
printing, CMYK to RGB for web or screen use. Devicelink profiles allow precise
control of CMYK to CMYK conversions.
Security - Protect your PDF files from
unauthorized access or use with Acrobat-compatible security settings with 40-bit
or 128-bit encryption. The Advanced Server Edition can also digitally sign a
Metadata - Add or modify metadata including
author information, dates and copyrights. PDF Enhancer fully supports Adobe’s
XMP metadata standard.
Document Assembly - Build a new document from PDF
documents and scanned pages in TIFF and JPEG formats. PDF Enhancer’s Merger
makes it easy to select source files and set page order.
Images Downsampling and Compression - Images make
up a significant percentage of the size of a typical PDF file. PDF Enhancer can
reduce the size of PDF files by reducing the resolution of those images to match
specific quality requirements and by compressing the images. Enhancer supports
both lossy and loss-less compression including JBIG2 which can reduce the size
of scanned pages by more than 90%!
PDF Enhancer Advanced Server Edition includes all the features of the Professional Edition but adds a command-line application and supports an unlimited number of hotfolders. A Windows COM/.NET version and Java interface on Solaris, Linux, Windows and Mac OS X are also available. In addition, the Advanced Server Edition has support for removal of elements outside of a designated PDF page box, selective rasterization to rasterize particular elements within a PDF, digital signature support for security, spot color mapping for specific conversion, and the ability to repair font to Unicode tables.
PDF Shrink can reduce most PDF files— including
those created by Mac OS X iLife and iWork applications, Adobe Creative Suite,
Microsoft Word & PowerPoint—by as much as 90% of their original size. PDF Shrink
is ideal for consumers and small businesses that need to produce PDFs at a
quality and file size appropriate for use on the Web, as email attachments,
CD-ROMs and for on-screen reading. The software is compatible with Mac OS X 10.4
& 10.5 and supports PDF Services, droplets and AppleScript.
Why are PDF files so big?!? You can not easily
email them to co-workers. They can take forever to download and view. PDF Shrink
makes it easy to optimize PDF files for posting on web-sites, as email
attachments, for reading on e-book readers and mobile devices. Reduce the size
of most PDF files by as much as 90% of their original size.
Don't understand the difference between JPEG and
JPEG2000 or whether you need 72 or 150 DPI for images? PDF Shrink has an
intuitive wizard that removes the techie jargon and unfamiliar terms and helps
you pick the appropriate settings for specific requirements.
• Easy to use
- Ready to use with common settings
- Wizard for easy customizing without tech jargon
- Drag-n-drop files or folders to shrink them
- Reduce file size
- PDFs open and scroll faster
- Storage needs reduced by 10x-100x
- Faster downloads; less bandwidth used
- Reduce file size without compromising quality
- Utilises new JPEG2000 compression for superior results
- Select the image quality that matches your requirements
- Submit entire folders for high-volume shrinking
- Takes advantage of new multi-core CPUs to process multiple files at once
- Prepare PDFs for use on popular mobile devices such as iPhone®, Android® and
- Prevent unauthorized access to your documents with a password
- Control whether or not your readers can make changes or print your document
- Supports all versions of PDF
- Generates "standard" PDF files - fully compatible with Acrobat Reader and
other PDF viewers
- Solid and reliable technology - the developer has over 14 years experience
working with PDF
PDF Shrink Site License offers users a license for unlimited users based at a single location. PDF Shrink can reduce most PDF files— including those created by Mac OS X iLife and iWork applications, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Word & PowerPoint—by as much as 90% of their original size. PDF Shrink is ideal for consumers and small businesses that need to produce PDFs at a quality and file size appropriate for use on the Web, as email attachments, CD-ROMs and for on-screen reading. The software is compatible with Mac OS X 10.4-10.6 and supports PDF Services, droplets and AppleScript.
PDFmerge includes a complete user interface for
merging/assembling multiple documents into a single PDF document for Mac OS X.
You can add any number of documents (any number of times), choose a page range
from each, order them appropriately, and then Merge them into a single PDF
In addition to existing PDF documents, other
formats are supported that will be first converted to PDF and then merged and
enhanced. On Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar), PDFmerge supports a number of raster image
formats (PNG, JPEG, TIFF, PSD (Photoshop), etc.) as provided by QuickTime. When
using Panther (Mac OS X 10.3), Postscript (.ps) & Encapsulated Postscript (.eps)
documents are also supported.
PDFspy is the ultimate “get info”
utility for your PDF documents. It can extract a comprehensive list of
attributes from a PDF file into an XML-based format.|
New version 1.1 adds several new features and
- Support for PDF 1.7 (Acrobat 9)
- Improved reliability with a wider variety of PDF files
- element now shows CMYK separations that are actually used by text and vector
- New element that shows the number of shading objects in PDF file
- Several new checks for -validate option
- Restored output being written to stdout if -o option not used, recommend using
-quiet option when writing to stdout
- Fixed calculation of page labels
- Improved text extraction algorithm
- Calculates color simulation values for ICCBased, Separation and DeviceN
- Improved Unicode, ISO Latin and AdobePDF character set support
Some examples of the many types of information
PDFspy can extract:
- Page information (count, size, boxes)
- Fonts usage (name, type, embedding & subset status, use of Unicode)
- Colorspaces used (alternates, separation names, index bases)
- Images (size, resolution, compression, colorspace)
- Use of transparency, smooth shadings and patterns
- Presence (or absence) of hidden text and optional content/layers
- Hyperlinks (size, location and destination)
- Annotations (size, location, type, contents, colors)
- PDF/X compliance (including output intent details)
- Metadata (info dictionary & XMP)
- Security and Encryption settings
- Asset management system: extract page count,
metadata, font & image information
- Document management: determine text or image only documents, extract comments
- Preflight: extract information about colorspaces, compression & font types
- Developers: easily examine the structure of complex PDF documents
Piktor provides advertising,
prepress and print production professionals with all the tools to view and
convert raster, PDF and PostScript files. With support for dozens of common
pre-press file formats, Piktor 3.0 provides a high-quality alternative to
expensive proprietary solutions for your digital file exchange needs.|
Piktor 3.0 allows control of key characteristics
like file format, resolution, compression and colorspace. The software contains
an industrial strength PostScript Level 3 and PDF 1.4 compatible RIP to generate
raster files, PDF/X-1 files and raster PostScript files for further processing
in ,other workflow products. And Piktor 3.0 runs on your desktop Windows
workstation or server.
PSServices/COM and PSServices/Java are component-based solutions for the leading application models from Microsoft and Sun, respectively. PSServices/COM has been integrated into a solution for the large-format and desktop printer markets. Over 300 copies of PSServices/Java are being deployed in a high-speed RIP array by a publisher of directories. Other uses for PSServices include web publishing and integration into a digital asset management system.
PSServices converts Postscript and PDF files to raster file formats such as JPEG and TIFF. PSServices can also distill PostScript and PDF to PDF. PSServices is compatible with Adobe Postscript 3 and PDF 1.7 (Acrobat 9). PSServices accepts as input PostScript (PS), Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) and PDF files. EPS files may have an embedded TIFF preview.PSServices can be evaluated for a 15-day trial period.