PitStop Pro is a plug-in for Adobe Acrobat that
Checks your PDF file to see if it's fit for purpose, and gives you an understandable report when there are problems.
Automatically fixes the most common errors in your PDF files.
Lets you manually edit almost everything in a PDF file without leaving Adobe Acrobat.
Why use PitStop Pro?
PDF files can be painful to work with. Your customers don't deliver them as expected, they don't output as you want them to, and more than often you need to edit the PDF even though Adobe Acrobat doesn't support it. PitStop Pro is a plug-in for Adobe Acrobat that offers the solution to your problems. With PitStop Pro, checking and editing a PDF will be a piece of cake!
What customers say
PitStop Pro is the ultimate killer knife tool in my every day work and I find it unthinkable to work without it. And this new update is no exception to the rule.
I especially really like the new selection and edition of the objects. So simple and so effective!
Prepress & Graphic Chain quality manager at Ubisoft
Efficiency and accuracy are the factors that equal productivity - the new customizable shortcuts is a real advantage, now all my favorite tools and actions are just a keyboard click away- when the work is "flowing".. so am I!
Prepress specialist at BlueOcean Worldwide
PitStop PDF preflight detects and automatically fixes
the most common errors in PDF files
In PitStop Pro, you can set a preflight profile or use one of the many default profiles that ship with the plug-in. When you preflight a PDF file, PitStop will automatically create a clear report which tells you exactly what you need to do to get the file fit for purpose.
Examples of PitStop preflight reports
The classic PitStop preflight report gives you a simple and clear overview of the errors in the file, and the things that PitStop has automatically fixed for you.
If you want a report which highlights errors and fixes in your file, PitStop can generate a report with annotations straight into your PDF file.
Why preflight PDF files?
Checking the quality of PDF files before printing is absolutely essential, because what you see on the screen is not always what you get in print. Preflighting PDFs has become a common practice in the print industry. Today, more than 80% of printers make use of professional preflight tools. Since 1993, Enfocus PitStop Pro has always been the pioneer and industry standard PDF preflight tool. Want to learn more about preflighting? Check out our infographic: 10 reasons to preflight your PDF files.
Edit images and gradients
- Edit the tonal curve of any image in a PDF
- Change brightness / contrast of any image in a PDF
- Apply Unsharp Masking to images in a PDF
VIDEO: learn how to edit images with PitStop Pro
Download and embed missing fonts from the cloud
Missing fonts are the most common problem with PDF files. PDFs without fonts needed to be sent back to the client to replace or embed the missing font.
In PitStop 12 you can easily embed missing fonts from the cloud via the Monotype Baseline Platform.
VIDEO: see how PitStop embeds fonts from the cloud
Customize your keyboard shortcuts
It's now possible to edit and customize the keyboard shortcuts for the majority of PitStop Pro menu items.
VIDEO: customize keyboard shortcuts in PitStop Pro 12
Say goodbye to page size limits
The PDF format is limited to 200x200 inches.
PitStop Pro 12 now supports the Page Scaling factor, allowing you to work with files as large as you want.
VIDEO: use wide-format page boxes in PitStop Pro 12
Improved selection and editing functionality
We have improved the way that PitStop Pro edits objects. In previous versions, if you wanted to carry out functions such as rotating, scaling or skewing objects you had to select different tool buttons. Now you can do all these changes in one go.
VIDEO: select and edit objects faster with PitStop Pro 12
Other new features
There are a lot of new features in every PitStop update. Read the full Knowledge Base articles here:
System requirements PitStop Pro 12 update 2:
- Minimum 512 MB of RAM (2GB recommended)
- 1024 x 768 screen resolution (1280 x 1024 recommended)
- Adobe® Acrobat® 8.x Standard or Professional
- Adobe® Acrobat® 9.x Standard or Pro
- Adobe® Acrobat® X Standard or Pro
- Adobe® Acrobat® XI Standard or Pro - including the locally installed Acrobat Creative Cloud XI
Supported operating systems
- Microsoft® Windows® 7, Home Premium, Business or Ultimate Edition (32-bit and 64-bit running in 32-bit mode)
- Microsoft® Windows® 8 (32-bit and 64-bit running in 32-bit mode)
- Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit running in 32-bit mode)
- Mac OS® X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
- Mac OS® X 10.7 (Lion)
- Mac OS® X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
- Mac OS® X 10.9 (Mavericks): only with Adobe® Acrobat® X and XI Standard or Pro
For the system requirements for previous PitStop Pro versions click here.