A colleague has created a simple Acrobat Preflight profile that produces a red error "X" if a PDF contains RGB objects. However, when she runs it on a PDF that she knows contains an RGB image, it reports that there are no problems. Despite this, when she expands the preflight report's Overview, it duly lists the presence of the RGB image, noting that it is "RGB (ICC profile)".
She has sent me the preflight profile and the PDF in question, both created with Acrobat Pro XI (Windows). I can confirm that it does the same thing for me when I run the preflight check, both in Acrobat Pro XI (Windows and Mac) and even in Acrobat DC.
Has anyone here seen this issue before? Could you suggest a workaround?
Here at Adobe, we are not at all aware of such an issue. Please contact me via a private message on this forum or post both the profile and the PDF file such that we can examine the issue here. Thanks.
Bump. Any news on this? Or should I resign myself to the possibility that Acrobat's Preflight doesn't always give accurate reports?
Sorry for delay. Was travelling internationally for several weeks.
There isn't a problem with Acrobat Preflight, but rather with the profile you provided or maybe better described your understanding of how the profile works.
The problem was that you were testing for RGB as an error. The objects in the test file you provided were not DeviceRGB, but rather ICC sRGB. Testing for RGB doesn't yield a positive result for ICC color-managed RGB. For that you need to add a test for “Device independent color.”
Adding that simple test to your profile fixes it to work as (I think) you intended it to.
Hope that this helps and again, sorry for the delay in response!
Thanks, Dov. I can see the logic even though I'm not sure about the clarity of this distinction for everyday users. Good to know, though, and I'll spread the word.
I know I am late to the discussion but these are they areas in AA's Production Tools where I check for RGB. One is in the Color Overview and the other is in the Preflight tab under Colors. See screen shots. This has given me successful reads on the document to be confident there are no RGB remnants around.