The le-tex image processing department handles over 10,000 diagrams and illustrations for books, journals, and electronic publications per year.
In addition to standard image formats such as JPEG, EPS, PNG, GIF and TIFF, all Office formats (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio, OpenDocument), PDF documents, and Freehand and Illustrator files, the repro department also accepts subject-specific formats such as ChemDraw.
Services include partial redrawing, re-labeling, redrawing from scratch, scan (including calibrated color scans), OCR, and batch conversions.
The most commonly used tools for this are Adobe CS3 (in particular Photoshop, Illustrator), CorelDraw, PitStop, and ImageMagick.
Numerous automated checks (e.g. embedded fonts, resolutions, and line thickness) can be incorporated into the customer-specific workflows.
For individual works or production lines, quality levels with corresponding requirement profiles can be defined in advance to ensure a reasonable cost/quality balance.