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Hello,

CS6, Version 13
Trying to remember how to determine the percent of an image that is a certain color.
Example; We may have a printed image that is (3) colors:
red,yellow, and blue. We would like to determine what percentage of the entire image is red, what percentage is yellow, and what percentage is blue.

THANKS for the help
MJB

Answer
Hi Mike

You might be mistaking inDesign with Illustrator. ID can calculate ink coverage but not AI (natively). However there is a plugin you can get that will do it in AI:

http://www.astutegraphics.com/blog/new-advanced-ink-coverage-tool-in-phantasm-cs

Thanks

Kevin

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