At the ongoing drupa 2004 in Dusseldorf, the international tradeshow for print media, publishing and converting, HELIOS will preview a native PDF-based OPI image replacement solution that replaces, within in a PDF file, the low-res bitmap images with the high-res originals. This preserves transparency and metadata and allows server-based PDF workflows utilizing OPI low-res images. One reason for developing the solution is that modern pre-press applications like Adobe InDesign are moving to a direct PDF output workflow allowing advanced features like PDF transparency, drop shadows, and embedded XMP metadata, according to the folks at HELIOS. These features are incompatible with today’s PostScript output, but will be fully supported by this HELIOS solution.