Posts tagged ‘InDesign’

Output Factory Improves Modified Links Auto-Update

Zevrix Solutions releases  Output Factory 2.4.21, an update to  output automation plug-in for Adobe InDesign. Awarded 5 stars by InDesign Magazine, Output Factory automates and simplifies workflows of printers, prepress houses, publishers, and design agencies worldwide. The software helps eliminate repetitive tasks and costly errors through batch processing, automatic preflight, and time-saving output options.

 

 

Version 2.4.21 restores the option to automatically update InDesign links before processing on macOS Catalina, which was disabled due to a bug in InDesign’s AppleScript engine. This versioni also improves the reliability of PNG file export with transparent background and addresses an issue that affected exporting of non-consecutive page ranges of InDesign documents with alternate layouts as single files.

 

“Using Output Factory is straightforward. You determine your settings and sit back while Output Factory does all the heavy lifting. The time savings are huge,” writes Jamie McKee in InDesign Magazine. “If you find yourself repeatedly exporting InDesign files in various formats, you owe it to yourself to install the free trial and see just how much time you’ll save using Output Factory.”

 

Output Factory supports printing as well as exporting to PDF, EPS, PostScript, Flash, HTML, EPUB and several image formats.

 

Key features:

  • Batch output of InDesign files
  • Variable output file names
  • Export page groups as a single files
  • Output files to multiple formats with one click
  • Create PDF security presets
  • Layer versioning: output layer combinations as single files
  • Eliminate errors with automatic preflight
  • Send output files to FTP and other servers

 

Output Factory can be purchased from Zevrix website for $170 USD (Lite version $120), as well as from authorized resellers and Adobe Exchange. Trial is also available for download.

 

LinkOptimizer Can Now Scale Layer Styles in Photoshop

Zevrix Solutions announces LinkOptimizer 5.4.6, an update to the workflow automation tool for Adobe InDesign. LinkOptimizer automates complex image manipulation tasks and allows users to significantly reduce the size of InDesign links, save processing time, and reduce production costs.

 

 

LinkOptimizer 5.4.6 adds support to the Scale Style option in Photoshop that allows to scale the layer effects in the resized image. This feature lets LinkOptimizer users retain the original layer structure of optimized InDesign links instead of having to merge image layers during processing. Photoshop layers had to be merged in previous versions of the plug-in to preserve the proportional appearance of drop shadows, bevels, overlays and other layer effects.

 

“Today LinkOptimizer batched a huge book project and another magazine project in minutes vs. hours. Now I can take the afternoon off and drink beer,” says Brian Donahue, owner of Bedesign studio in Minneapolis, Minnesota. “Thanks for freeing up my afternoon, rather than doing production work.”

 

LinkOptimizer works with Photoshop to perform essential image adjustments, convert image formats, and eliminate the excess image data of InDesign links.

 

Example:

  • Process dozens of InDesign files
  • Scale and crop images to match their dimensions in InDesign
  • Change their resolution to 300 dpi
  • Convert RGB images to a CMYK profile
  • Resave PNG files as TIFF
  • Run a Photoshop action on each image.

 

LinkOptimizer reimports images to InDesign at 100% in their precise position at the end of processing . As a result, users can save gigabytes of disk space, accelerate document output, reduce job turnaround and cut costs through faster processing.

 

LinkOptimizer can be purchased from Zevrix website for $259.95 USD (Light version: $179.95) as well as from Adobe Exchange and authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download.

Output Factory Server for InDesign Update Adds Layer-Related File Name Tokens

Zevrix Solutions announces Output Factory Server 2.2.10, an update to output automation solution for Adobe InDesign. The software automates InDesign production workflow by processing files from hot folders. Output Factory Server offloads printing and exporting from InDesign to a central system leaving operator workstations free from the output process.

 

 

Version 2.2.10 improves the functionality of app’s advanced variable name engine in combination with layer versioning, a feature that allows users to export combinations of InDesign layers as single files. It now allows users to insert contents of specific text frame on the current version layer into the file name of the resulting output document. This option is especially helpful for users who need to assign distinctive unique names to their layer-specific output files in PDF, TIFF. EPUB, PNG and other formats.

 

“Output Factory Server is an extremely useful utility for a busy production facility or advertising agency”, writes David Creamer in Layers magazine. “The setup process is simple and users experience is very straightforward. It can save lots of time – which equates to money.”

 

Output Factory Server is designed to run on a dedicated Mac station where it can serve unlimited InDesign users on a network via hot folders. Users can create hot folders for different output targets such as hi-res PDF, image conversion, color printing, and so on.

 

Key features:

  • Output InDesign files automatically from watched hot folders
  • Output to multiple formats from a single hot folder
  • Supports PDF, PostScript, print, TIFF, Flash and other formats
  • Automatic email notifications
  • Variable output file names
  • Run custom scripts
  • Automatic preflighting
  • PDF security presets for different workflows

 

Output Factory Server can be purchased from Zevrix web site for $699.95 (USD).  A Trial is also available for download.

LinkOptimizer for InDesign Update Supports Preserve Details 2

Zevrix Solutions releases LinkOptimizer 5.4.4, an update to the workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. LinkOptimizer automates complex image manipulation tasks and allows to significantly reduce the size of InDesign links, save processing time and reduce production costs.

 

 

This version adds support to the Preserve Details 2.0 resampling method, a brand new upscaling algorithm introduced in Photoshop CC 2018. The new option is the most advanced upscaling technology in Photoshop, which utilizes artificial intelligence to interpolate much more effectively. With this algorithm, image size can increase dramatically with surprisingly little loss of quality. LinkOptimizer users can now select the Preserve Details 2.0 directly in the app.

 

“LinkOptimizer has changed my life and saved me days and days of work as a retoucher for an international quarterly magazine,” says Steve Krason of Chicago based SK Design Group. “It’s a lifesaver”.

 

LinkOptimizer works with Photoshop to perform essential image adjustments, convert image formats, and eliminate the excess image data of InDesign links, . For example, users can:

  • Process batches of InDesign files
  • Scale and crop images to match their dimensions in InDesign
  • Change their resolution to 300 dpi
  • Resave PNG files as PSD
  • Convert RGB images to a CMYK profile
  • Merge layers or delete hidden ones

 

At the end, LinkOptimizer reimports images to InDesign at 100% in their precise position. As a result, users can save gigabytes of disk space, accelerate document output, reduce job turnaround and cut costs through faster processing.

 

LinkOptimizer can be purchased from Zevrix website for $259.95  Trial is also available for download.

Adobe InDesign Plug-Ins and PDF Tools on Sale for the Holiday’s

Zevrix Solutions announces a holiday sale until December 31. Zevrix offers 50% discount on everything in its online store including product upgrades. It includes several popular plug-ins for Adobe InDesign and Illustrator, which help professionals automate document printing and exporting, repurpose files for web and mobile devices, save disk space, and cut production costs.

 

 

“Zevrix software its the best kept secret out there for the Graphic Design industry,” says Darren Rath of eponymous design studio in Melbourne, Australia. “It rocks and continues to impress and improve at a scary rate… Thanks to Zevrix products, every piece of artwork that flies out of here requires no intervention by the prepress departments.”

 

LinkOptimizer for InDesign, which reduces link size by eliminating excess image data, performs essential picture adjustments, and converts file formats. LinkOptimizer lets users save gigabytes of disk space, cut down on processing time, and reduce production costs.

 

Output Factory for InDesign, which automates document printing and exporting and offers batch output, layer versioning, export as single pages, preflighting, variable file names, and more. A server version that processes files from watched hot folders is also available.

 

InPreflight for InDesign, which offers advanced preflighting as well as automatic packaging of multiple files. InPreflight helps users eliminate errors, save disk space, and collect all linked files into a single location.

 

Zevrix tools for PDF workflows let users batch print PDF files and automate preflighting, color conversion and format exchange. The company also offers batch output solutions for Microsoft Office, file delivery automation tools, and quality control software for images and vector graphic files.

 

Zevrix software can be purchased at 50% off until December 31, 2019 from Zevrix website. For details, please visit the website. Product trials are also available for download. All Zevrix products require macOS 10.8-10.15; InDesign and Illustrator solutions require Adobe Creative Cloud CS5-2020 software.

Recosoft releases PDF2ID 2020

Recosoft Corporation has shipped PDF2ID 2020, the latest version of the PDF-to-InDesign converter plug-in for Adobe InDesign(R) 2020. PDF2ID 2020 supports Adobe InDesign 2020 in addition to supporting InDesign CC through CC 2019 for the macOS and Windows platforms. Additionally, PDF2ID 2020 automatically recognizes Bullets and Numbering creating the associated property in InDesign. Finally, PDF2ID 2020 adds enhanced Page Layout property controls including support for Vertical folds and Facing pages.

 

 

“Over the past few years we directly spoke to our customers in ascertaining which features they wanted to see in PDF2ID; we were able to deliver the majority of these with PDF2ID 2020 while adding support for Adobe InDesign 2020” explained Paramjit Chadha, MD, Recosoft Corporation

 

New Features:

  • Support for InDesign 2020 – PDF2ID 2020 now supports and integrates with InDesign 2020. InDesign CC through CC 2019 are supported as well.
  • Page Layout Property – PDF2ID 2020 allows specifying the page layout orientation allowing greater control over the standard page orientations recognized. Vertical Fold and Facing Page types can now be specified for a specific range of pages.
  • Bullets and Numbering recognition – PDF2ID 2020 recognizes and processes Bullets and Numbering; applying the specific paragraph property, related text and creating the associated stylesheet.
  • Convert Complex vector graphics to externally linked vector files – PDF2ID 2020 includes a new option that collects a set of complex vector graphics objects into externally linked vector graphics files.
  • Support for latest macOS APIs and technologies – PDF2ID 2020 fully supports macOS 10.15, including the elevated security enhancements and requirements. Additionally, the entire file management mechanism has been replaced with modern macOS filing API’s.
  • Layout processing enhancements – Layout processing enhancements have been made across the product including enhanced table generation, paragraph recognition, graphics processing and text frame generation.

 

PDF2ID 2020 is available immediately in the following configurations from the Recosoft web store (per license):
* PDF2ID Standard 2020 US $199.00
* PDF2ID Professional 2020 US $299.00
* PDF2ID Standard 2020 Upgrade US $99.00
* PDF2ID Professional 2020Upgrade US $149.00

Package Central Update for Adobe InDesign Supports Creative Cloud 2020

Zevrix Solutions updates Package Central 1.11.9, its document packaging workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Originally developed for a major publisher in the United States, the software automates InDesign packaging by processing files from hot folders. Package Central offloads file packaging to a central system leaving operator workstations free from the document collection process.

 

 

Package Central is now compatible with the recently released InDesign 2020 featured as part of Adobe Creative Cloud. The update is offered free of charge to Package Central users. The same version of Package Central can be used with any release of InDesign from CS5 and later.

 

Package Central solves the problem of centralized packaging and archiving of InDesign projects in a workgroup environment while serving unlimited users on a network. The software lets production artists, prepress operators and designers simply submit files to watched hot folders that reside on a network. The app then automatically collects InDesign files along with their fonts and links into the destination folder specified in the hot folder settings.

 

Key features and benefits:

  • Automatically collect InDesign files from hot folders
  • Update modified links automatically
  • Create PDF and IDML files on the fly
  • Automatic email notifications of process stages and errors
  • Serves unlimited users on a network
  • Compose variable folder names
  • Detailed processing history

 

Package Central can be purchased for $149.95 from Zevrix website. Trial is also available for download. The update is free for registered users. Package Central requires macOS 10.8-10.15 and Adobe InDesign CS5-2020.

Output Factory Updated Modified Links in Book Chapters

Zevrix Solutions announced Output Factory 2.4.2 automates and simplifies workflows of printers, prepress houses, publishers, and design agencies worldwide. The software helps eliminate repetitive tasks as well as costly errors through batch processing with time-saving output options.

 

Version 2.4.2 addressed an issue in which the option to automatically update modified links ignored images in InDesign book parts. Output Factory now ensures that this powerful feature updates modified images in all chapters of InDesign book files in the processing queue, which saves users the time and hassle of updating the links manually.

 

“Output Factory has been the single biggest time-saver I’ve encountered in ten years of print production,” says Mike Agate, Head of Production of Which?, Europe’s largest consumer rights organization. “Easily saves hours a week, producing bullet-proof documents over and over… With the reduction in head count and efficiency savings, it must have paid for itself 500 times over.”

 

Key features:

  • Batch output InDesign files automatically
  • Export page groups as a single PDF files
  • Variable output file names
  • Insert text from InDesign document into the output file name
  • Output files to multiple formats with one click
  • Create PDF security presets
  • Layer versioning: output layer combinations as single files
  • Eliminate errors with automatic preflight

 

Output Factory can be purchased from Zevrix website for $170 USD (Lite version $120), as well as from authorized resellers and Adobe Exchange. Trial is also available for download. Output Factory requires macOS 10.8-10.14 and Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2019.