FirstPROOF Lite is a free, basic pre-press soft-proofing product. When added to a Harlequin (or TIFF based) RIP it provides a simple means of tracking and viewing ripped jobs.
The basic viewing capabilities allow users to view the actual ripped data that will be output, along with a smaller view that gives an overview of a page. FirstPROOF Lite is built into FirstPROOF Professional, which runs in Demo Mode for 28 days before reverting to Lite Mode. In using it, users of FirstPROOF Lite can get an introduction into the significant benefits and advantages (in terms of time and money saved) that FirstPROOF Professional brings.
In addition, FirstPROOF Lite contains the ability to remotely monitor the status of your Harlequin RIP's Output Controller / Monitor, so you can tell when a certain job has finished outputting. You can then go to the RIP and collect your film or plate for delivery to a customer, for example.
FirstPROOF Lite is intended to be used either by itself, or together with FirstPROOF Standard and FirstPROOF Professional (for example a site might purchase a single copy of FirstPROOF Professional and use FirstPROOF Lite elsewhere). Multiple copies of FirstPROOF Lite may be installed and used, all for free.