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Software to check a PDF for print

Is there any software out there that i can use once I've exported final artwork to a print ready file to check all image quality? something that will tell me if any images may print pixelated

I do a number of large format stuff and often is pixelated slightly but due to being viewed from a distance as the subject is large the image is fine, also on smaller print, brochures etc be nice to have something to tell you that at X size printed on X this image quality will be poor/acceptable/good etc?


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Acrobat Professional has preflight.

InDesign has a Preflight Panel https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/preflighting-files-handoff.html
You can check the file before making the PDF.

I also wrote an article on InDesign and Resolution of Images https://indesignsecrets.com/high-res-image-look-low-res.php

Illustrator doesn't have a Preflight option, but you can save to PDF and then run the Preflight through Acrobat Pro.