Several companies have joined Adobe Systems’
act with new plug-ins. Enfocus Software’s (888/363-6287,
performs preflight checks and lets you edit text and objects in PDF files.
Quite a Box of Tricks, a $205 PDF utility suite from Quite Software (
), features enhanced RGB-to-CMYK conversion and image-reduction features. The company’s
Quite Imposing Plus, a $599 imposition program, takes advantage of Acrobat’s new maximum page size, 200 by 200 inches.
Animators can forgo ink and paper with Linker Systems’ (
Animation Stand Pro 4.0.
New features in the cel-based 2-D animation software include automatic color correction and support for combined simultaneous moves and effects.
Now you can use Adobe Photoshop plug-ins even if you don’t have Photoshop. Vertigo Software’s (604/684-2113,
Web-graphics utility lets you create banners by importing an image and applying Photoshop plug-in effects.
Looking for a new screen saver? Create your own with
CinéMac 1.5. This $299 Macromedia Director Xtra from MacSourcery (800/622-7723,
) converts Director 7 files to screen savers.EDITED BY MICHAEL GOWAN