Posts tagged ‘photoshop’

ArtOptimizer 3 for Illustrator On Sale until June 6

Zevrix Solutions announces ArtOptimizer 3 for Adobe Illustrator, the company’s image workflow automation solution, is available for upgrade at half price until June 6. The only tool of its kind on the market, ArtOptimizer eliminates the excess image data of Illustrator picture links and performs essential image adjustments. The app helps users save disk space as well as cut production time and costs through automation of complex image manipulation tasks.

 

 

ArtOptimizer works with Photoshop to help reduce Illustrator link size according to the image scale in Illustrator document at a specific target resolution. The all-new ArtOptimizer 3 adds a long list of new features and improvements that empower users to automate their Illustrator workflows like never before. In fact, every single feature in the new version is either a new solution or a dramatically improved component or quality.

 

A highlight of the new capabilities includes:

  • New user interface
  • Batch processing of Illustrator files
  • Save processing settings in presets
  • Convert formats of Illustrator image links
  • Process duplicate links
  • Specify Photoshop resampling methods for optimized resolution
  • 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

 

In the end of the 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, accelerate document output, reduce job turnaround and cut costs through faster processing.

 

Licensed users of earlier ArtOptimizer versions can upgrade to ArtOptimizer 3 for $30 (USD) on Zevrix web site until June 6. ArtOptimizer 3 is available to new customers at for $120. Trial is also available for download. ArtOptimizer requires macOS 10.8-10.15, and Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop CS6-CC 2020.

LinkOptimizer Update Adds New Duplicate Image Name Options

Zevrix Solutions releases LinkOptimizer 5.4.15, an update to image processing automation tool for Adobe InDesign. LinkOptimizer automates complex image manipulation tasks and allows users to reduce the size of InDesign links, save processing time, and decrease production costs.

 

 

Version 5.4.15 adds advanced options for the naming of duplicate InDesign links during processing. Users can now assign unique names to duplicates by using a random number or by appending a serial number to the variable file name. With this update, it also improves memory management and addresses a bug in InDesign that caused an error when updating links during analyzing on macOS Catalina.

 

“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 automatically with Adobe Photoshop to eliminate the excess image data of InDesign links, perform essential image adjustments and convert various image formats.

For example:

  • Scale and crop images to match their dimensions in InDesign
  • Change their resolution to 300 ppi
  • Convert all RGB images to CMYK
  • Resave all JPEG images as TIFF
  • Run a Photoshop Action on each image

 

At the end of processing, LinkOptimizer will reimport images to InDesign at 100% in their precise position. The resulting savings of disk space, time and resources can be dramatic:

  • Save gigabytes of disk space
  • Accelerate document output
  • Save endless hours – and even days – of manually optimizing image size, resolution and formats
  • Reduce job turnaround drastically 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. 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 CS5-2020.

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.

Avalanche for Mac brings Aperture and Lightroom Photo Libraries 

CYME team announces the release of Avalanche 1.0, the new photo migration software for macOS. Avalanche is designed to convert catalogs of photographs from one application to another while keeping the organisational structures intact, ensuring all metadata flows without losses and image adjustments are replicated with the best possible results.

 

 

The first version of Avalanche focused on providing a solution for photographers with photos stuck in Apple Aperture that isn’t supported anymore by Apple. Since the release of Catalina, Aperture users can’t rely on launching Aperture anymore to access their photo libraries. Avalanche allows a smooth transfer of the libraries towards other applications : today towards Lightroom or folders and soon towards other applications like Luminar, CaptureOne and others.

 

“We designed Avalanche because we were not satisfied by the existing solutions – when they existed – to migrate our many photo catalogs out of Aperture.” says Matthieu Kopp, CYME co founder and CTO. “We realized that being able to switch our preferred cataloging/app was important as many great photo edition apps exist in this space. Being able to move all our images with metadata, organisation structure and some edits was opening new perspectives and giving us a much wanted freedom of choice.”

 

But Avalanche does not stop here. “We wanted to ensure that everything that was present in the source catalog was converted even if it looked hard or impossible. Therefore Avalanche converts Faces and recreates them, not as keywords like other solutions do, but as real face detections in the destination catalog. Avalanche not only does a great job at opening and converting those catalogs, but we added some unique Machine Learning capabilities to transfer a number of adjustments. And when Avalanche estimates that a picture has adjustments that are too complex to migrate, it places the image in a dedicated album for the user to review after conversion.”

 

Features:

  • A browser interface to easily find all catalogs on all connected volumes
  • User friendly conversion screen with detailed information about the content to be converted and detailed progress monitoring
  • Detailed reporting screen and a conversion log in the form of a CSV file to easily find out what errors were encountered (missing files, corrupted database situations, …)
  • Aperture Masters and Versions copies are fully converted into masters and virtual copies in Lightroom
  • Videos and video versions are fully converted into master videos and virtual copies in Lightroom
  • Albums: simple albums are recreated in the target catalog. Smart albums are not converted
  • Face definitions and face detections are fully converted in Lightroom
  • All customs annotations, flags, ratings, color labels are converted
  • Keywords are converted with full support for hierarchies
  • All IPTC and EXIF metadata is supported; Avalanche even harvests EXIF data from the master files to enrich the target catalog.
  • Projects, Folders, Stacks are recreated in Lightroom
  • AI powered adjustments: WB temperature and tint, exposure, contrast, vibrancy, saturation, black & white levels, highlights and shadows are converted using Machine Learning (ML)
  • Curves are converted
  • Images converted to black and white are properly migrated and ML is used to infer the proper color mix from color space to Black and White
  • Conversion options letting you decide how to handle referenced files, videos, etc.
  • The choice of folder hierarchy for the copied master files

 

Avalanche for Lightroom is $59 USD and is available exclusively through the developer store. Review codes are available to qualified journalists upon request.