ArtOptimizer Plug-in Ships

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[prMac.com] XChange International, the source for extended technology worldwide, are pleased to announce the release of ArtOptimizer, a workflow automation utility for reducing the size of images linked to an Adobe Illustrator document. ArtOptimizer will help users save valuable storage space, time and reduce production costs by eliminating excessive image data. The program will reduce the size of linked images whose effective resolution is higher than the user-defined target resolution.

ArtOptimizer will open images in Adobe Photoshop, automatically reduce their resolution, and scale the images according to their dimensions in Illustrator document. ArtOptimizer will then reimport the images into Illustrator document at 100% in their precise position.

ArtOptimizer also lets you backup original images linked to an Illustrator document before any processing takes place. In addition, ArtOptimizer can convert image colours to CMYK, RGB or Greyscale, apply sharpening filters during processing and flatten images. ArtOptimizer also allows users to back up original images before processing, change image colour mode, apply sharpening filters and flatten layered files.

ArtOptimizer will save, depending on a project, hours and even days of production time it could take to perform this task manually. Publishing houses, design firms, printers, and service bureaus of any size will dramatically benefit from using ArtOptimizer, whether they output their files directly from Illustrator or place them in Adobe InDesign or QuarkXPress layouts. ArtOptimizer assists users in a variety of ways:
- Saving valuable hard drive and backup storage space
- Increasing document manipulation speed for saving, printing and creating PDF files
- Saving valuable time when transferring jobs to outside sources
- Reducing the job cost through faster processing by service providers
- Speeding up the overall job turnaround

System Requirements:
ArtOptimizer 1.0 is a Universal Binary application and requires Mac OS X 10.4.2 and above. ArtOptimizer works with Adobe Illustrator CS/CS2 and Adobe Photoshop CS/CS2.

ArtOptimizer is available now through XChange International. To order, or for more information, users can visit www.xchangeuk.com, or call on +44(0)20 7490 4455 during UK business hours. Email address is info@xchangeuk.com.

XChange are a leading supplier of desktop graphic and publishing applications, QuarkXTension® technology; Adobe InDesign®, Acrobat® and Photoshop® Plug-ins® and other design and publishing utilities. XChange offer extended technology products from across the world specific to the graphic design, print and publishing industries and make them available to an extensive user base via their printed catalogue or online at their web site. The company are headquartered in Central London.

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