Zevrix Updates LinkOptimizer for InDesign - Improves Image Handling

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[prMac.com] Toronto (ON), Canada - Zevrix Solutions today is pleased to announce the release of LinkOptimizer 4.6.3, a maintenance update to its popular workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. LinkOptimizer automates complex image manipulation tasks allowing to significantly reduce the size of InDesign job, save processing time and reduce production costs.

Following its policy of implementing user requests at the earliest opportunity possible, Zevrix released the new update to improve the handling of non-proportionally scaled images in InDesign documents. LinkOptimizer now analyzes such images according to their higher scale value to avoid producing images with potentially insufficient resolution during processing.

"LinkOptimizer makes me extremely happy!", says Nynke Tiekstra, the owner of design studio ColtsfootMedia in Friesland, Netherlands, "It converted 10000 images in a 1800 pages project saving us at least 40 hours work, and it proved to be 100% accurate."

LinkOptimizer works automatically with Adobe Photoshop to eliminate the excess image data of InDesign links, perform essential image adjustments such as color conversion and sharpening, and convert image formats. To optimize the job size, LinkOptimizer automatically reduces the image resolution, scales and crops the images in Photoshop according to their dimensions in the InDesign document and the target resolution specified, and reimports them to InDesign at 100%.

In addition, the software can merge layers and delete hidden ones, run Photoshop actions during processing, ignore specific InDesign layers, and process copies of InDesign documents and links instead of original files. The resulting savings of disk space, time and resources can be dramatic:

* Save gigabytes of disk space
* Accelerate document printing and exporting
* Save endless hours - and even days - of optimizing images manually
* Reduce job turnaround drastically and cut costs through faster processing

Pricing and Availability:
LinkOptimizer can be purchased from Zevrix website for $259.95 (USD) as well as from authorized resellers (Light version - $179.95). Trial is also available for download. The update is free for LinkOptimizer 4.x users and $98.78 to upgrade from previous versions. LinkOptimizer is available for Mac OS X 10.4.2-10.7, a Universal Binary, and works with Adobe InDesign CS2-CS5.5.

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) 2011 Zevrix Solutions. All Rights Reserved.


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