Differences Between the Legacy Flash and HTML 5 Proof Viewer

HTML 5 Proof update coming to all Review and Approve customers December 1, 2018

Our Web Proofing Tools have been upgraded to HTML 5. Removing the dependency on Flash increases functionality and usability. Use the comparison charts below to see the improvements that we've made.

Legacy Viewer = Flash       Web Proofing Viewer = HTML 5

 

Static Proofs

Feature

 

Legacy Viewer

Web Proofing Viewer

Open static proofs

Single, magazine, and continuous views

Panning

Zooming

Rotate

Measurement tool

✓ (set a custom-sized area)

Thumbnail view

Static-proof navigator

Document search

Crop mask markup tool

Not planned

Post comment on multiple pages

✓ 

✓ 

Advanced static proof shortcuts

Not available 

✓ 

 

Video Proofs

Feature

 

Legacy Viewer

Web Proofing Viewer

Open video proofs

Buffering

Not available 

Review using time

Review using frames or timecode

Not available 

Review faster or slower

Not available 

Volume regulation

full-screen mode

Not available 

Range comments

Planned for future  

Loop video proofs (videos finish and start automatically)

Advanced video shortcuts

Not available 

✓ 

 

Proof Operations

 

Feature

 

Legacy Viewer

 

Web Proofing Viewer

Change the proof version 

Create a new version

Review proof details 

Review proof workflows

Edit workflow stages

 

Share proofs

Get team URL

Change email notifications

Planned for future 

Download original file

Lock and unlock proofs and stages

Print proof summary

Delete proofs

Branding (custom logos)

Presence indicator 

Proof auto-updates (permission changes and new versions)

 

Commenting

Feature

 

Legacy Viewer

Web Proofing Viewer

Add, delete, and edit comments

Add and delete replies

Rectangle, arrow, line, freehand, and highlight markup tools

Connected line tool

Planned for future 

Crop mask markup tools

 ✓

 

Text selection markup tool

✓ Static proofs only

Change markup color

✓ (32 colors available) 

Change markup opacity

Change markup thickness

Cut, copy, and paste markups

Not planned 

Undo and redo last operation

Not planned 

Duplicate markups

Not planned 

Set actions to comments

✓ (Actions are visible on comments immediately after the action is set)

Set markup color as default

Not available 

Resolve comments

Lock comments

Not planned 

Tag users

Resume comments

Not available 

View the comment list in a compact view

Not available 

View the comment list in a standard, full, or single view

 

Search comments

Not available 

Filter comments

Sort comments

Comment auto-updates

 

 

Translations 

Feature

 

Legacy Viewer

Web Proofing Viewer

Support languages other than English

Planned for future

 

SWF proofs 

Feature

 

Legacy Viewer

Web Proofing Viewer

SWF proofs

Not planned

 

 

 

 Read more about the HTML 5 Proof Viewer. Learn more about the update 

 

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