The latest release of LinkOptimizer (4.8.11,) is a compatibility update to the popular workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Awarded 4 out of 5 starts by Computer Arts magazine, LinkOptimizer automates complex image manipulation tasks allowing to significantly reduce the size of InDesign links, save processing time and reduce production costs.
The new version preserves transparency when converting image formats to TIFF, which is especially helpful for users who need to convert layered Photoshop (PSD) files and resave TIFF images with different compression settings. The update also ensures that the correct image resolution is set for monochrome images on German operating system and addresses some other minor issues.
Computer Arts says
LinkOptimizer makes cutting huge linked images down to size a cinch .... For those wanting to quickly optimize their images and cut down on processing time, LinkOptimizer is a very smart choice.
LinkOptimizer works automatically with Adobe 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:
- Scale and crop images to match their dimensions in InDesign
- Change their resolution to 300 dpi
- Convert RGB images to CMYK
- Apply color profile
- Resave JPEG images as TIFF
- Run a Photoshop Action on each image
- Reimport images to InDesign 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.
LinkOptimizer can be purchased from Zevrix website for $259.95 USD (Light version: $179.95) as well as from authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. The update is free for LinkOptimizer 4.x users and $130 to upgrade from previous versions. LinkOptimizer is available for Mac OS X 10.5-10.9 and works with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop CS3-CC. Category: Graphics & Design, Photography, Art, Video
Toronto (ON) Canada - Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides automation and productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite software, PDF and graphic file diagnostics and Microsoft Office on Mac OS. Zevrix is dedicated to help professionals increase their profits through automating everyday tasks, producing error-free documents, saving disk space and cutting production costs. For more information, visit their website. Copyright (C) 2013 Zevrix Solutions. All Rights Reserved.