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.
- 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.