Helios Software GmbH’s ImageServer 2.5 server software now creates preview files of QuarkXPress and Adobe InDesign documents.
Utilizing these previews, local and remote users can preview and control documents created with the applications from creation to final output — without having to access the applications, documents, fonts, or images. This new capability is enabled by Helios ImageServer plug-ins for Adobe InDesign 2.0.2 or newer for Mac OS X and Mac OS 9.x and by ImageServer XTensions for the Mac OS 9 versions of QuarkXPress 4 and 5.
ImageServer delivers automated conversion of image file format, resolution, color space, and compression for Web and print needs. It also offers OPI image replacement, server-based ICC color management, color separation, and proof printing capabilities.
Version 2.5 adds the auto-creation of document previews during file “Save.” Previews are saved as bitmap files at selectable resolutions (with 144 dots per inch being the default). Multi-page documents get previews for each page. ImageServer now has optional script server “Action Scripts” when a preview is saved. Action Scripts can direct output to specific archives, conversion, print queues, or other customized workflows
Preview conversion supports all these file formats: TIFF, EPSF, DCS1, DCS2, ICS, Scitex-CT, JPEG, PICT, BMP, PNG, and Photoshop native. In ImageServer 2.5, the Web Server CGI is included for publishing directories with InDesign/QuarkXPress document previews. You can take the product for a test drive, or get details on the pricing structure, at the Helios Web site.