PictureXTracker for InDesign CS4 and QuarkXPress 8 now shipping

May 3, 2009 in Publishing (F)

[prMac.com] London, UK - XChange UK and ThePowerXChange, the sources for extended technology worldwide are pleased to announce PictureXTracker for both InDesign CS4 and QuarkXPress 8. PictureXTracker searches a selected folder or a selected volume for all picture files related to one or several documents. PictureXTracker searches the volumes selected or the subdirectories contained. This allows even complex file systems to be efficiently searched for picture data. If the picture exists anywhere in the selected directory system, PictureXTracker will find it and present it to the user.

PictureXTracker provides various optional settings, such as for whether file suffixes are to be taken into account or not, if the search is to be case sensitive or whether the file used for assignment should always be the one with the latest date. In InDesign or QuarkXPress documents, embedded pictures can be included in or excluded from the editing process. Reassignment can even be carried out for all open documents at once.

After PictureXTracker has searched the directory or volume, the status dialogue shows how many pictures have been found in the directory system searched. If required, a list of the pictures missing is generated. If PictureXTracker finds several pictures with the same name in the searched directories during the search process, the user can individually decide which picture file is the correct one.

PictureXTracker automatically loads the selected pictures into the document, and the document is up to date again instantly. PictureXTracker allows users to replace complete or partial picture paths with others. By using Macintosh or Windows path separators, even the platform can be changed if required.

Users can also define certain settings which are to be taken into account for assignment. They can even decide whether to use wildcards in the search field or if master pages or embedded pictures are to be taken into account.

PictureXTracker is an essential tool for managing InDesign or QuarkXPress documents as well as their related image files in work environments that involve multiple users with potentially different locations for linked images or for workflows that substitute low resolution images with high resolution versions at the end of the production process.

PictureXTracker for InDesign or QuarkXPress are available now through XChange UK or ThePowerXChange via electronic delivery worldwide. To order, or for more information, users can visit the websites, or call on 44(0)845 259 0255 during UK business hours or call on 1(877)940-0600 during U.S. business hours.

XChange UK and ThePowerXChange are leading suppliers of desktop graphic and publishing applications, QuarkXTension(R) technology; Adobe InDesign(R), Acrobat(R) and Photoshop(R) Plug-ins(R) and other design and publishing utilities. They 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 and also offer specialist training on many of the solutions they sell.