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ArtOptimizer Update for Adobe Illustrator Supports macOS Catalina

Zevrix Solutions announces ArtOptimizer 3.0.5 for Adobe Illustrator, an upgrade to image workflow automation solution. ArtOptimizer eliminates the excess image data of Illustrator picture links and performs essential image adjustments. The software helps users save disk space as well as cut production time and reduce operational costs through automation of complex image manipulation tasks.



This version adds the recently released macOS 10.15 Catalina, and is offered free of charge to licensed users of ArtOptimizer 3. The update also addresses an issue in which Illustrator files could not be open in Creative Cloud 2020. In addition, the new version introduces several UI fixes and improves the action of the Reveal in Finder command.


ArtOptimizer is a powerful automation solution for users in the print, prepress, and web design industries.

For example, with just a click of a button users can:

  • Process multiple Illustrator files
  • Scale images in Photoshop to match their dimensions in Illustrator
  • Change image resolution to 300 dpi
  •  Convert RGB images to CMYK profile
  • Resave JPEG files as PSD
  • Merge layers and delete unused ones


In the end of processing ArtOptimizer reimports images to Illustrator at 100% in their precise position. As a result users can save gigabytes of disk space and countless hours of optimizing images manually. In addition, ArtOptimizer helps users accelerate document printing and exporting to PDF, speed up file transfer to service providers, reduce job turnaround, and cut costs through faster processing.

ArtOptimizer can be purchased from Zevrix web site for $120 (USD), as well as from authorized resellers and Adobe Exchange.  Trial is also available for download. ArtOptimizer requires macOS 10.8-10.15 and Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop CS6-2020.


Winclone 8 Boot Camp Imaging App for macOS Released

Twocanoes Software releases Winclone 8, an upgrade to its imaging and migration software for Mac. Winclone 8 features a Catalina support, new security features, a new scheduler for incremental imaging, package signing, and more.


Winclone 8 for macOS creates an exact image of the Boot Camp partition for a backup or to migrate a Boot Camp partition to a new Mac. If disaster strikes, restore Boot Camp from a Winclone image and instantly be back up and running.



Winclone 8 is available in three editions:


Winclone Standard:
Protect all the time and energy you spent getting Windows and all your applications installed and set up in Boot Camp. Create a Winclone image of your Boot Camp partition and snap back to that same setup in minutes. Winclone 8 features incremental cloning for fast updates to existing images.


Winclone Pro:
Winclone Pro creates package installers that create a Boot Camp partition and restore a Winclone image to the new partition. Winclone packages can be deployed using any client management system that can deploy macOS packages. If you can install a package, you can deploy a Boot Camp partition.


Winclone Pro Enterprise:
Winclone Enterprise enables you to use your IT organizations’ current infrastructure to deploy Windows on Mac hardware. Run Task Sequences from Microsoft MDT to fully image Windows on to the Mac. If your users are remote, Winclone Enterprise supports image customization that will fully configure and setup Windows on the Mac. Winclone Pro Enterprise features the same great software as Winclone Pro and adds Enterprise integration support and subscription pricing.


Winclone New Features:

  • More scheduling options for incremental imaging
  • Incremental imaging runs in background
  • New logging window
  • Copy and paste log from logging window for easy support
  • Clear log
  • Winclone log now shows up in console
  •  Incremental icon flashes when incremental running
  • Looks great in both dark and light modes



  • Winclone incremental moved to menu item for background imaging
  • Help selecting File-based or Block-based imaging for rotational media drives
  • Better Volume to Volume imaging
  • Better Windows legacy booting support
  • New and updated Videos
  • Updated documentation
  •  Updated open source tools (NTFSProgs, WIMLib)
  • New icon
  • Refreshed interface with new interface colors and updated graphics


System Requirements:

  • Boot Camp Partition
  • Mac OS X 10.14 or later including macOS Catalina
  • Windows 10, Windows 8.1
  • Windows 7 (64-bit) on supported Mac hardware
  • An Internet connection is required to verify your license key

Winclone 8 is available worldwide. Winclone Standard is $39.99. Winclone Pro is $499.99 for 50 clients and includes perpetual licensing and standard support. Winclone Pro Enterprise is $5 per Mac per year and features subscription-based licensing and enterprise integration support (minimum 200 clients).

Image Workflow Tool ArtOptimizer 3 for Adobe Illustrator Now Released 

Zevrix Solutions releases ArtOptimizer 3 for Adobe Illustrator upgrade for its image workflow automation solution.  ArtOptimizer eliminates the excess image data of Illustrator picture links and performs essential image adjustments. The app helps users save disk space cut production time and costs through automation of complex image manipulation tasks.


ArtOptimizer works with Photoshop to helps users reduce Illustrator link size according to the image scale in Illustrator document at a specific target resolution. The upgraded ArtOptimizer 3 adds a long list of new features and improvements. In fact, every single feature in the new version is either a new solution or a dramatically improved component or quality.


New options include:

  • New user interface
  • Batch processing of Illustrator files
  • Save processing settings in presets
  • Process duplicate links
  • Convert formats of Illustrator image link
  • Specify Photoshop resampling methods for optimized resolution
  • Process monochrome (bitmap) images
  • Convert colors to specific ICC profile
  • Link previews
  • Duplicate original Illustrator document before processing
  • Many other new options for backup, relinking, image naming and other areas
  • Improved performance and stability


ArtOptimizer reimports images to Illustrator at 100% in their precise position. As a result users can save gigabytes of disk space and countless hours of optimizing images manually, accelerate document output, reduce job turnaround and cut costs through faster processing.


ArtOptimizer can be purchased from Zevrix web site for $120 USD and requires macOS 10.8-10.15, and Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop CS6-CC 2019.

AI-powered photo color matching tool comes to Pixelmator Pro

The Pixelmator Team today released an update to Pixelmator Pro, adding a new Core ML-powered feature that intelligently matches the colors of different photos or objects using a machine learning algorithm trained on millions of professional photos. The update also brings a new Free Transform feature to freely resize, distort, and transform layers, and includes a number of additional improvements and fixes.



The new ML Match Colors feature lets anyone match the look of one photo to another in an instant. And it couldn’t be simpler to use. To match the style of a photo, users simply drag and drop images onto the Color Adjustments pane. ML Match Colors then analyzes the contents of both the source and target photo to identify any objects, detects their colors and lighting, and applies a range of color adjustments to the target photo. 37 individual adjustments in total, such as Brightness, Shadows, Highlights, White Balance, and Selective Color, are used for color matching.


ML Match Colors is also available in the Edit menu as Paste and ML Match Colors, letting users automatically color match any objects when pasting them into a new image. ML Match Colors has been trained on 20 million professional photographs and is powered by Core ML, delivering unmatched image analysis speed and performance.


Another headline feature in the update is the new Free Transform tool, which adds a number of different ways to transform objects, including the ability to skew, distort, and change the perspective of any layer. Along with perspective transformations, the Free Transform tool lets users resize individual layers using 3 specialized layer scaling algorithms – Bilinear, useful for photographic images, Lanczos, for images with small and intricate details, and Nearest Neighbor, which is most often used for pixel art.

Pixelmator Pro 1.3.4 is available today exclusively from the Mac App Store as a free update for existing users or for $39.99 (USD) for new customers.


Pixelmator Pro 1.3.4
Purchase and Download (Mac App Store)