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Add Random Numbers to Image Names With LinkOptimizer for InDesign Now

LinkOptimizer 5.3.8 from Zevrix Solutions is a feature update to company’s image processing automation solution for Adobe InDesign. inkOptimizer automates complex image manipulation tasks and helps users reduce the size of InDesign links, save prepress costs, and easily repurpose InDesign documents for web and mobile devices.

 

 

The new version introduces the Random Number variable token for the optimized image name with the option to specify the number of digits for each random number. The new token is indispensable for the users who need to apply a unique identifier to each image link without breaking their links to InDesign. In addition, the update fixes an issue in which some sharpening and layer merge settings were not honored under some rare conditions when processing multiple files.

 

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

* Optimize dozens of InDesign files
* Scale and crop images to match their dimensions in InDesign
* Change their resolution to 300 dpi
* Convert RGB images to CMYK
* Resave JPEGs as TIFF
* Run a Photoshop action on each image

LinkOptimizer can be purchased from the Zevrix website for $259.95 USD (Lite version: $179.95) as well as from Adobe Exchange and authorized resellers. A free trial is also available for download. The update is free for LinkOptimizer 5.x users and $130 to upgrade from previous versions. LinkOptimizer requires macOS 10.8-10.15 and Adobe InDesign / Photoshop CS5-CC 2019.

Focus Dashcam Organizer Now Offers In-App Editing

Boundary Labs has released Focus Dashcam Organizer for macOS. Focus Dashcam Organizer is the best way for users to visualize, organize, and export – and now edit – their Tesla(R) Dashcam videos on macOS.

 

 

Users can browse videos by date using the built-in calendar, flag videos of interest or delete videos that are taking up space, and see (or export) all their camera angles at once or zoom in on one camera with the click of a mouse. Now with Tesla Version 10 support, users can see and export the rear view camera as well.

 

Version 1.4 now includes a new visual video scrubber with integrated clip selection. The visual scrubber shows small screenshots though the timeline of the video. You can scrub to precise locations and choose sections of the video to export. Clip selection was built to be quick and easy to use. Select a section of video and it highlights in the scrubber. You can even option-click to deselect parts of previous selections, and choose multiple selections in one timeline that will be automatically stitched together on export.

 

Other new features include:
* New filter features that show any combination of Sentry, Recent, or Saved clips
* Interface updates to show not only a video’s date, but also what kind of event it was
* Various bug fixes and interface tweaks

 

Some of the features of Focus Dashcam Organizer include:
* V10 support – view 4 cameras at once (front, back, left and right repeaters)
* A built in calendar that allows you to easily locate videos, showing you at a glance how many events occurred on a given date
* 60 second videos are automatically stitched together so you can seamlessly view TeslaCam events
* All cameras can be viewed at once, or you can click an individual camera to zoom to that particular camera
* Videos can be exported in various sizes. Export all cameras to one video, or export individual cameras
* Flag videos of interest to review later
* Delete videos that you no longer need right inside of Focus
* Adjust the speed of the videos to scan through a large number of videos at once (from 0 to 10 times speed)
* Support for full screen and dark mode
* Tested with videos produced by both HW2.5 and HW3 versions of Autopilot
* Automatically locates the inserted drive when the “Select TeslaCam folder…” button is clicked, but you can also select an archived TeslaCam folder on any storage device
* Recent Videos are automatically integrated into the calendar and marked as “Recent”

 

Pricing and Availability:
Focus Dashcam Organizer 1.4 is only $4.99 and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store. It is also available through the Boundary Labs website.

Script Fonts Offers an Elegant Collection of Cursive Fonts for Mac

128bit Technologies has announced the release of Script Fonts, a creative collection of 20 new fancy and elegant fonts. All fonts are in OpenType font format so they work on both Mac and PC; and include a 10 computer, commercial use license. International character support (Western European) is standard for every font.

 

 

Each Font Includes:
Regular, Bold, Italic.

 

Features include:

* 20 unique fonts
* 60 total royalty free, commercial use fonts
* All fonts in OpenType font format to use on both Mac and Windows
* Commercial use license
* Cross-platform compatible
* Install and use in all applications that support fonts
* Perfect for invitations, party signs, banners, websites, advertisements, applications, brochures, holiday cards, classrooms, and more

 

Pricing and Availability:
For a limited time you can download Script Fonts for only $9.99 (USD), a savings of 50%.

Pixelmator Pro 1.5 Avalon Offers macOS Catalina Support, Numerous Other New Features

The Pixelmator Team today released Pixelmator Pro 1.5 Avalon, a major update to the award-winning Mac image editor designed to make powerful professional tools accessible to everyday users. The update adds support for the new macOS Catalina, the incredible upcoming Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR, adds machine-learning powered noise removal powered by Core ML, and brings significant performance improvements.

 

 

What’s New

Version 1.5

Pixelmator Pro 1.5 Avalon adds full support for macOS Catalina, the new Mac Pro, and Pro Display XDR, brings intelligent, machine-learning powered noise removal, includes big performance improvements, and a whole lot more.

New Features

• Pixelmator Pro is now fully compatible with macOS Catalina, including support for Sidecar and SF Symbols.

• Take full advantage of the power of the new Mac Pro thanks to multi-GPU support and an optimized Metal architecture in Pixelmator Pro.

• Unlock new RAW editing workflows with the new Pro Display XDR and EDR Mode in Pixelmator Pro to use the full 1600-nit peak brightness of the incredible new display.

• Use the new ML Denoise to intelligently remove noise and even image compression artifacts from photos.

• Enjoy significant performance improvements to zooming and scrolling (at least 10x), effects (up to 3x), and painting (up to 2x).

Improvements

• Zooming and scrolling are now at least 10 times faster thanks to asynchronous rendering. Plus, it’s always responsive, even if the image preview isn’t quite yet ready.

• Zooming is even faster in any Mac with multiple GPUs as any integrated, discrete, and external GPUs will be used to speed it up.

• Effects will now be applied and rendered up to 3 times faster.

• All painting tools (including brush-based retouching tools) are now up to 2 times faster.

• The Color Adjustments, Effects, and Zoom tools now have shortcut menus on the canvas to adjust image zoom and customize viewing.

• For any images without a color profile, the Info bar will now show No Color Profile instead of Device RGB.

• The standard sRGB IEC61966-2.1 color profile will now be shortened to sRGB in the Info bar.

• In the Color Profile pop-up menu, None has been moved to the bottom of the list and any custom color spaces will be shown at the top.

• The Select Color Range tool now makes better selections of dark regions.

• The Free mode in the Free Transform Mode has been renamed to Resize (because that’s what it actually does).

• An alert will now appear when documents cannot be saved due to insufficient permissions.

• An updated version of the Gilbert Color font adds Katakana characters.

Fixes

• Text in SVG files was being displayed incorrectly. Fixed.

• Using the Export command in the File menu would sometimes export smaller than expected images. Fixed.

• Attempting to save documents with very complex selections would sometimes cause Pixelmator Pro to quit unexpectedly. Fixed.

• Images with large custom color spaces would be opened incorrectly. Fixed.

• When copying and pasting between documents, certain layers would occasionally be positioned incorrectly. Fixed.

• Occasionally, when painting on layers, they would shift slightly. Fixed.

• When converting rotated vector shapes into pixels, they would sometimes shift slightly. Fixed.

• In some regions, the Color LCD color profile would not be displayed correctly in the Color Profile and Export windows. Fixed.

• When using the Free Selection tool, the cursor would not update when moving it from the Tool Options pane onto the canvas. Fixed.

• On rare occasions, Pixelmator Pro would stop responding or quit unexpectedly when resizing text. Fixed.

 

Pixelmator Pro 1.5 Avalon brings a number of additional new features, such as full support for SF Symbols. Users can now open SF Symbols templates and customize them to create their own symbols, even dragging and dropping symbols right into existing documents. What’s more, the update brings some significant performance improvements. With a new end-to-end Metal-powered rendering pipeline and a redesigned zoom engine, zooming and scrolling is at least 10x faster, painting is up to 2.4x faster, and effects are applied and rendered up to 2.7x faster.

ChronoSync and ChronoAgent Updates Make Apps Ready for Catalina

ChronoSync 4.9.5 and ChronoAgent 1.9.3 have been updated for macOS 10.15, “Catalina”! This is not just any old maintenance release. ChronoSync now recognizes APFS Volume Groups so you can create bootable backups of Catalina.

 

 

As Mac users transition to Catalina, there are always questions and uncertainty. We’ve published the ‘Catalina Update Tech Note’ to help our customers ensure their Mojave backup is safe, make the transition to Catalina, and answer common questions encountered along the way.

 

ChronoSync 4.9.5 includes a long list of bug fixes, enhanced reliability and improved performance. Along with ChronoSync 4.9.5, ChronoAgent 1.9.3 has undergone similar changes to support Mac-to-Mac syncing and backup on Catalina.

 

Owners of ChronoSync can install the update immediately for free. Owners of ChronoAgent have the same deal, they can install the update immediately for free! If you don’t already own ChronoSync or ChronoAgent, download the Apps today and start the 15-day free trial to learn how ChronoSync with ChronoAgent is your best long-term backup investment for Mac.

 

ChronoSync, the multipurpose Mac App for local and cloud backup, bootable backup and folder synchronizing is designed to work on macOS version 10.11 and newer. Full working trial licenses are available or purchase ChronoSync for $49.99. ChronoAgent 1.9.3, the indispensable companion app to ChronoSync, allows any Mac to accept direct, secure, high performance connections from any ChronoSync Mac or any InterConneX iOS device to access or transfer data for only $14.99 (USD). Full working trial licenses are available for either App. InterConneX is the file storage, file management, and file sharing iOS app for the iPhone and iPad.

File Transfer Automation App ‘Deliver’ Receives Apple Notarization

Zevrix Solutions’ Deliver 2.6.13 – a security update to the company’s file transfer solution for remote and local destinations –  has received the seal of approval issued by the Apple notary service.

 

 

Deliver allows users to send files over the Internet and local networks with automatic email notifications, file compression, delivery history and other powerful capabilities. The app supports FTP, SFTP, Amazon S3, WebDAV and other remote and local services and allows to send files to multiple destinations at once.

 

Deliver was updated to satisfy the new security introduced in the recently released macOS 10.15 Catalina. The app has now received the seal of approval issued by the Apple notary service. According to Apple, notarization gives users more confidence that the Developer ID-signed software developers distribute has been checked by Apple for malicious components. Beginning in the macOS 10.15, notarization is required by default for all Mac software.

 

Deliver solves the problem of notifying recipients about file deliveries automatically by eliminating the need to compose and send confirmations for each transfer. Users only need to drop files on the program’s icon and they will be uploaded automatically to the desired destinations with customizable email confirmations issued upon delivery. Recipients can download the file using a link in the notification email.

 

Deliver offers the following key features:
* Transfer files to FTP, SFTP, Amazon S3 and other servers
* Automatic email notifications
* Hyperlink to file for instant download by recipients
* Compress files automatically (zip/dmg)
* Encrypt disk images with passwords
* Create lo-res PDF on the fly and attach to e-mail
* Upload history

Deliver can be purchased from Zevrix website for $19.95 (USD), as well as from Apple Mac App Store and authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. The update is free for licensed users of Deliver 2.x. Deliver requires macOS 10.8-10.15.

Hyperbolic Software’s Umbrella Helps Mac Users Deal With Duplicate Files

Hyperbolic Software’s Umbrella reports file duplicates the moment they are created. This helps to forget the boring job of dealing with huge results when using a standard duplicate tool. Umbrella is the only duplicate-prevention tool available on the market. It is unobtrusive, easy to use, and powerful.

 

Hyperbolic Software's Umbrella Helps Mac Users Deal With Duplicate Files

 

Once a source is added, Umbrella monitors the folder content and reports the duplicates the moment they are created. The duplicates are automatically marked for fast removal. Umbrella is a perfect Tidy Up 5 complement, and used together they will keep the Mac clean and efficient.

 

Some of the new key features are:
* Modern and efficient interface
* Search by files
* Search in iTunes database
* Search Photos image files
* Monitors any folder of your hard drives
* Customize criteria to determine the duplicates
* Automatic mark for removal
* Replaces the files with hard links
* Restore the removed (or moved) items if a mistake was made
* Multiple files preview
* Full integration with Tidy Up 5
* Plus many more

 

Umbrella requires macOS 10.14 or later, and can be purchased starting from $19.99 (USD). Currently, Umbrella is available on the Company website. A free trial is available.

Macros Recording Function, RAW Developer, More in GraphicConverter 11

Independent developer, Lemke Software GmbH today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of GraphicConverter 11, an important update to their popular image editing utility for macOS. The utility, popularly known as the “Swiss Army Knife” of image editing applications, can convert any of over 200 graphic file formats into any of over 90 other graphic formats.

 

The 1.5 million global users of GraphicConverter will find exciting new features in version 11, including a useful macro recording function, a RAW developer feature, the ability to view and unpack archive files, the ability to create gradients and duo-tone images, and more.

 

New Features Include:
* Record Macros: Save time by recording steps and applying them to other files
* RAW Developer: A full-screen dialog is now available when opening RAW files
* Unpack Archives: View or unpack archive files
* Wide Equalization: Reduce distortion present in wide-angle shots
* Gradients: Easily create color gradients with up to 10 colors
* Duo-Tone: Color shots with two colors to duo-tone images
* Apple Finder Tags: Use the context menu to directly display and change Finder tags

 

Features Include:
* Ability to open files in 200 graphics formats
* Ability to export to over 90 different formats
* Graphical file and picture browser
* Slide show functions
* Powerful batch processor feature
* Import directly from camera (also RAW)
* Catalog generation (web, print, picture)
* TWAIN and image capture interface for scanners
* Direct support of the photo services Flickr and locr
* Support for Applescript
* Express picture enhancement function
* Powerful functions for editing pictures
* Advanced effects and filters
* Plug-in architecture
* Color management with ColorSync and ICC profiles
* 3D image support
* Supports the latest technologies of the different macOS versions
* Multilingual (12 available languages)
* Image verifier
* Ability to browse local copies on cloud services like Dropbox, SkyDrive, Amazon Cloud and Google Drive

 

GraphicConverter 11’s Record Macros function allows users to record functions they use repeatedly in the same order to apply to other files. The new function saves time, making it easier to apply functions to multiple images.

 

The new RAW Developer feature makes it easier to edit RAW images, thanks to its full-screen dialog when opening RAW files, which offers controls for Exposure, Contrast, and Color Corrections. Picture noise can be reduced, even with 6 controllers.

 

GraphicConverter’s Unpack Archives feature allows users to view the pictures and documents inside an archive file and unpack them if so desired. The function works with ZIP, TAR, TGZ, and more formats, 13 in all. Plus, editors that organize their work using Apple’s Finder Tags will appreciate the browser context menu’s ability to directly display and change these tags.

 

Wide-angle photography always has a tendency to distort faces and objects on each end of an image. GraphicConverter 11’s new Wide Equalization feature reduces the distortion, making the shots look more natural.

 

New functionality in the app now means creating a gradient as a background for a collage or other use is as simple as a few clicks of the mouse. Easily create color gradients with up to 10 colors. The new Duo-Tone feature allows photographers to color their shots with two colors. The darker shades use color 1, while the lighter tones use color two.

 

System Requirements:
* Requires OS X 10.9 or higher
* 64-bit processor
* 153.5 MB

 

Pricing/Availability:
GraphicConverter 11 is only $39.95 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Photography category. It can also be directly purchased online from the Lemkesoft website. Upgrades from older versions of GraphicConverter are available for $25.95 USD.

 

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