At the heart of Lightning PDF is a wide range of highly optimised, high performance algorithms for implementing the standard compression methods required to create PDF raster files. These along with the multi-threading capabilities make Lightning PDF the output plugin of choice for the most demanding users and applications.
Taking advantage of the latest multi-core CPUs, Lightning PDF is multi-threaded so as to provide maximum performance on today’s hardware. This offers the highest performance possible, for last minute production of time critical jobs.
As well as the data formats supported by the standard PDF plugin, Lightning PDF also supports “ASCII (Hex)” encoded PDF.
As well as the compression formats supported by the standard PDF plugin, Lightning PDF also supports CCITT Fax Group 4, CCITT Fax Group 3 1D & 2D, LZW and Packbits.
In addition to the options provided by the standard PDF raster plugin, Lightning PDF provides additional controls for conventional based naming (the ability to place all output from a given job into its own folder and the ability to use the file name instead of the job name) and an extended set of template variables for template based naming.
In addition to per file post-processing, Lightning PDF also provides per job post-processing. This combined with the ability to place all output from a job into its own unique folder allows for sophisticated customisation by writing post- processing scripts to perform additional tasks.