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by Timur Born
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Advanced search profile (suggestion)
Replies: 8
Views: 352

Re: Advanced search profile (suggestion)

I absolutely support this suggestion. Often I find myself not using useful search options because of the necessary sub-menu clicking and then resetting for other searching. Still having the suggested feature active globally instead of per tab still would only be half as useful, because when you chan...
by Timur Born
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Printing woes
Replies: 33
Views: 1958

Re: Printing woes

Actually Editor's CPU load (one process) is slightly higher than Adobe (3 processes). It could be argued that 3 processed are better served to multiple CPU cores. But I am fine with both. That Editor regularly produces larger prints and thus takes longer for the printer to process is more of a drawb...
by Timur Born
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Color management Issue
Replies: 22
Views: 803

Re: Color management Issue

In that topic, you posted only the images, but not your PDF. Can you please post it here or send me by email? And your profiles for the monitor. This is the PDF I used. Seems like the site-owner forgot to renew the site certificate. https://ulisses-spiele.de/assets/document/16/WEL1_A3Poster_Karten_...
by Timur Born
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Convert to Black and White (or print in B/W)
Replies: 14
Views: 226

Re: Convert to Black and White (or print in B/W)

Or use the "Accessibility" options of Editor, which can turn everything into black & white except images. It does not turn colored line art into different grayscales, though.

This would also allow you to simply turn the white background to black, gray or whatever helps to discern your colored lines.
by Timur Born
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: "Turn off all textured backgrounds"
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: "Turn off all textured backgrounds"

Ah, I thought this was a general shortcut that saves going through the options manually. In that case I will just switch everything to solid, because I sometimes remote access my desktop via Teamviewer or Splashtop.
by Timur Born
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Image smoothing cannot be turned off
Replies: 36
Views: 1860

Re: Image smoothing cannot be turned off

Yes, it's much better than extracting all images via PDF Tools when only single images are needed. Thanks for pointing me to said option.
by Timur Born
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Image smoothing cannot be turned off
Replies: 36
Views: 1860

Re: Image smoothing cannot be turned off

Ah, I understand. In that case it might be enough to just use the same option that is used for save/edit. Until then I will use the EDIT function instead.
by Timur Born
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: All white image after paste to Wordpad and Paint.net
Replies: 17
Views: 934

Re: All white image after paste to Wordpad and Paint.net

Kind of. The image border are considerably tattered, somewhat similar to what Adobe Reader produces but using white background instead of black. It's still better to either save the image as a file first and then load that file into applications that do not support transparencies. Alternatively one ...
by Timur Born
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Fast Search Using Index
Replies: 42
Views: 3648

Re: Fast Search Using Index

I have to ask directly: What is keeping you from offering "per tab" search results? It works for the left panel (thumbnails, content, etc), so it should work for the right panel as well.
by Timur Born
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Fast Search Using Index
Replies: 42
Views: 3648

Re: Fast Search Using Index

Adobe does not offer anything better than chronological search results either and its search options are considerably worse than Editor's. That being said, sorting by simple number of hits per page (text) would already be useful, especially since Editor is counting its hits anyway. I will have a loo...
by Timur Born
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Copy text without new line + carriage return
Replies: 11
Views: 788

Re: Copy text without new line + carriage return

This is the AHK code I am using. It specifically looks for different cases that may or may not warrant a new line + carriage return. So paragraphs should stay intact. It also removes dashes "-" that are used to break words in two lines. Last but not least, it replaces several space characters with a...
by Timur Born
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Fast Search Using Index
Replies: 42
Views: 3648

Re: Fast Search Using Index

I can understand priorities, but given that I already had properly sorted search results in OS X' Preview as early as 2009 one might wonder why Windows PDF viewing is still dwelling in the digital stone ages?! And I suspect that Preview had this even before I got my first Mac. The first time I humbl...
by Timur Born
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: "Turn off all textured backgrounds"
Replies: 3
Views: 81

"Turn off all textured backgrounds"

Hello.

Should the "Turn off all textured background" option not switch all backgrounds to "Solid"? I don't seem to see any differences unless I manually set backgrounds to Solid.
by Timur Born
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Color management Issue
Replies: 22
Views: 803

Re: Color management Issue

Switching to RGB may improve things in this specific example, but generally it is no solution to the overall problem. I posted the following comparison in another thread already, which demonstrates that switching to RGB can even be detrimental to the result. It all depends on the combination of docu...
by Timur Born
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Printing woes
Replies: 33
Views: 1958

Re: Printing woes

that gradient is of a type "Shading". We will be adding this to the Editor in due course. It won't make it for 7.0.327 though. This seems to be implemented now. Thanks for that. It's also worthwhile to emphasize that Editor draws this particular combination of shadings without a gap, while Adobe in...
by Timur Born
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Copy text without new line + carriage return
Replies: 11
Views: 788

Re: Copy text without new line + carriage return

In the meantime I am using an Autohotkey script that automatically strips new line + carriage return when I paste text via ALT+CTRL+V instead of CTRL+V.
by Timur Born
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Find and replace text function?
Replies: 28
Views: 1844

Re: Find and replace text function?

I understand. For me personally it is not very high on the priority list compared to other stuff (first of all: better search results). No idea how often others need to search and replace?!
by Timur Born
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Color management Issue
Replies: 22
Views: 803

Re: Color management Issue

Great news! :D
by Timur Born
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: PDF-Xchange Editor renders wipeout incorrectly.
Replies: 58
Views: 3379

Re: PDF-Xchange Editor renders wipeout incorrectly.

Thanks again for the explanation, it's well appreciated!
by Timur Born
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: PDF-Xchange Editor renders wipeout incorrectly.
Replies: 58
Views: 3379

Re: PDF-Xchange Editor renders wipeout incorrectly.

Thanks for the explanation. I tested this with both a 10 pt and a 1 pt horizontal line comment, anti-aliasing disabled: The 10 pt line is drawn as 10 px up to 78% zoom with Stroke Adjust on and up to 75% with Stroke Adjust off. The 1 pt line is drawn as 1 px up to 113% zoom with Stroke Adjust on and...
by Timur Born
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Proper support for sub-pixel rendering (Cleartype)
Replies: 14
Views: 811

Re: Proper support for sub-pixel rendering (Cleartype)

I provided sample documents earlier in this thread: https://forum.tracker-software.com/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=31569&p=135725#p128103 Adobe Reader switched the "T_no_CT" example from Cleartype to grayscale AA at exactly 179% when 96 dpi is used. XChange Editor keeps using grayscale all the way down to ...
by Timur Born
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Proper support for sub-pixel rendering (Cleartype)
Replies: 14
Views: 811

Re: Proper support for sub-pixel rendering (Cleartype)

I am still getting a mixture of grayscale and Cleartype anti-aliasing for text, one page using the former and another page using the latter. Adobe Reader renders all pages using Cleartype, including the ones where XChange drops back to grayscales.
by Timur Born
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: PDF-Xchange Editor renders wipeout incorrectly.
Replies: 58
Views: 3379

Re: PDF-Xchange Editor renders wipeout incorrectly.

There still is the problem of stroke adjusted lines not being anti-aliased, though. I also wonder how point (PT) and pixels correlate at various DPI settings? At 96 dpi Editor seems to use about 30-50% more pixels than what is set for pt strength of a line/box. So a 10 pt line/box is drawn as 13 pi...
by Timur Born
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Color management Issue
Replies: 22
Views: 803

Re: Color management Issue

Here we are a few builds later. What's the current status with color management?
by Timur Born
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Find and replace text function?
Replies: 28
Views: 1844

Re: Find and replace text function?

Hello,

is this still worked on?
by Timur Born
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Fast Search Using Index
Replies: 42
Views: 3648

Re: Fast Search Using Index

Well, I guess that the Editor is not just among the fastest, but our way to represent search results is way better than others provide. Can you please explain what's wrong with our representation? Hello Ivan, thanks for chimming in and sorry for taking so long to answer. All of the below points wer...
by Timur Born
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Image smoothing cannot be turned off
Replies: 36
Views: 1860

Re: Image smoothing cannot be turned off

My current workaround is to use PDF Tools for extracting unblurred images, but obviously this is not very convenient when you only need single images out of a large PDF file.
by Timur Born
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Advanced search profile (suggestion)
Replies: 8
Views: 352

Re: Advanced search profile (suggestion)

The whole search needs an overhaul. It's still not possible to do different searches in different tabs. Once you change search options, search words or even search results in one tab it applies to all other tabs as well. The only way to workaround this is to use separate windows per document instead...
by Timur Born
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Optimizing PDF bigger than 150 Pages takes hours
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: Optimizing PDF bigger than 150 Pages takes hours

Not seeing any meaningful multi-threading here. The bottleneck is one single thread, the others are quick to come and go with little real extra load happening.
by Timur Born
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Print PDF-Xchange V8
Replies: 21
Views: 554

Re: Print PDF-Xchange V8

This release took quite some time, so I am expecting quite a bit of new stuff/changes to happen.
by Timur Born
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Optimizing PDF bigger than 150 Pages takes hours
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: Optimizing PDF bigger than 150 Pages takes hours

It would also be nice if XChange could use multithreading for its optimization process. Maybe something like one thread per page redacting or so.
by Timur Born
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Image smoothing cannot be turned off
Replies: 36
Views: 1860

Re: Image smoothing cannot be turned off

Time to return to this thread. I did not specifically test image smoothing in document view lately, but image smoothing still is applied to images that are copied or saved out of XChange. Adobe Reader does not smooth images that are copied out of it, even when smoothing is enabled via its rendering ...
by Timur Born
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: I can OCR "fuzzy" text but can NOT OCR "clean" text
Replies: 12
Views: 260

Re: I can OCR "fuzzy" text but can NOT OCR "clean" text

On a side-note: This thread does not appear under the "Your posts" listing. The last thread/post listed there is the "White image..." one from Aug 19th.
by Timur Born
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: I can OCR "fuzzy" text but can NOT OCR "clean" text
Replies: 12
Views: 260

Re: I can OCR "fuzzy" text but can NOT OCR "clean" text

Why are images from within XChange pasted as images, but outside ones are pasted as stamps?

And to clarify: The "does not work" ppi range means that any image with ppi higher or lower is handled properly by OCR Medium.
by Timur Born
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: I can OCR "fuzzy" text but can NOT OCR "clean" text
Replies: 12
Views: 260

Re: I can OCR "fuzzy" text but can NOT OCR "clean" text

Absolutely used the "not" example and tried around different methods, including conversion to grayscale, because there is a blue/purple tint. I tried OCR with both all options enabled and all options disabled. Both Low and High do work and Medium does not. Once I copy and paste the image into a new ...
by Timur Born
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Wrong Colours PDF Xchange Editor
Replies: 8
Views: 530

Re: Wrong Colours PDF Xchange Editor

Instead of deleting the whole ICC profile you could tell Windows not to use it (it will use sRGB then). This way you at least had a choice if you need it later on.
by Timur Born
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: I can OCR "fuzzy" text but can NOT OCR "clean" text
Replies: 12
Views: 260

Re: I can OCR "fuzzy" text but can NOT OCR "clean" text

This does not seem to be a problem of the OCR module, but of how XChange handles the PDF document. - When you copy and paste the image inside the same document then XChange will at least try to OCR it, as in create a new document when you tell it to. There will be no OCR text, though, but only the i...
by Timur Born
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Feature Request - Zoom with mouse wheel during hand tool
Replies: 11
Views: 922

Re: Feature Request - Zoom with mouse wheel during hand tool

It's also at least optional on some image viewing apps like Faststone Image Viewer. Personally I always set the thumb button on every mouse to CTRL, either forfeiting the "Back" button or putting on some other button. This way I can always use the combination of CTRL + wheel or CTRL + click with a s...
by Timur Born
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: All white image after paste to Wordpad and Paint.net
Replies: 17
Views: 934

Re: All white image after paste to Wordpad and Paint.net

I had to edit my last post, because I wrote PDF "Expert" instead of "Xchange". So the current state of things is that you can copy & paste images with transparencies from PDF XChange to Paint.Net, you can even then copy them from Paint.Net to software like Wordpad. But going directly from Xchange to...
by Timur Born
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Wrong Colours PDF Xchange Editor
Replies: 8
Views: 530

Re: Wrong Colours PDF Xchange Editor

Color Management was said to be up for an overhaul for quite some time now. But unfortunately it does not seem to be high on the list?!
by Timur Born
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: All white image after paste to Wordpad and Paint.net
Replies: 17
Views: 934

Re: All white image after paste to Wordpad and Paint.net

Paint.NET seems to properly receive copy & paste images from PDF Xchange with transparent background now. Wordpad still does not work, so I assume that this is rather a fix from Paint.NET's side, not from PDF Xchange's?!
by Timur Born
Sun May 26, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Adobe are threatening to SUE licensed users SOLVED
Replies: 4
Views: 3036

Re: Adobe are threatening to SUE licensed users SOLVED

Adobe are threatening to SUE licensed users who have paid for their product if they dont stop using it - CRAZY... Adobe threatening to SUE its own licensed users if they continue to use their legacy products !!! This seems incorrect. Adobe warns users that "third parties" may sue them, because the ...
by Timur Born
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Druck in Originalgröße
Replies: 2
Views: 281

Re: Druck in Originalgröße

Hallo,

ich weiß nicht, ob es hier überhaupt deutschsprachigen Support geben kann. Aber ich hatte keine Probleme das Dokument in Originalgröße zu drucken.
editor_originalgroesse.PNG
War bei Ihnen evtl. "Papiergröße anhand von Dokumentgröße wählen" aktiviert?
by Timur Born
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Memory + Disk cache issues
Replies: 54
Views: 4879

Re: Memory + Disk cache issues

Or it used up more memory than what was needed to cache the document and then at some point cleaned up its own mess. :P
by Timur Born
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Memory + Disk cache issues
Replies: 54
Views: 4879

Re: Memory + Disk cache issues

Are you sure that you didn't just check a few dozen pages around the last position when you noticed the memory usage drop? Did you check both ends of the document and in between to make sure that all pages are still cached?
by Timur Born
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: PDF-Xchange Editor renders wipeout incorrectly.
Replies: 58
Views: 3379

Re: PDF-Xchange Editor renders wipeout incorrectly.

In regards issues with rendering lines (especially thin lines) when aa is not enabled - I made some changes, and now it looks better but still far from perfect. I will not include those changes in build 327.1 we are going to release soon, because I still have to work on that a bit more. I see the c...
by Timur Born
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Color management Issue
Replies: 22
Views: 803

Re: Color management Issue

Thanks for the information. I liked the changes of the last build and will keep an eye on the next one.
by Timur Born
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Printing two Pages in one Page
Replies: 29
Views: 2490

Re: Printing two Pages in one Page

Yes, but in Acrobat you get both options ! Conveniently half-locked into a preset that does most things right - including page order - or manual setting of 2 x 1 or 1 x 2. I write "half-"locked, because you can still change paper orientation and you even can change page order per page (reverse or n...
by Timur Born
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Color management Issue
Replies: 22
Views: 803

Re: Color management Issue

Does that mean that color management will get an overhaul in the next build?
by Timur Born
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Viewer (End Users)
Topic: How to sort then print duplex first page of multiple pdfs?
Replies: 3
Views: 948

Re: How to sort then print duplex first page of multiple pdfs?

Is there a way to do this via PDF Tools instead?