The newly released QuarkXPress 10 leverages the latest OS X features, including a state-of-the-art graphics engine that renders rich PDFs, Photoshop and TIFF images and uses its Adaptive Resolution feature to deliver designers the most appropriate onscreen resolution in real-time.
The Xenon Graphics Engine takes full advantage of your computer’s processing power, rendering rich PDFs, Photoshop and TIFF images to give you maximum performance at the most appropriate resolution. It utilizes the dedicated vector processors within each core of your hardware and supports multi-threading, SSE3 and Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX).
Adaptive Resolution in QuarkXPress means the graphics are rendered in real time in the highest required resolution to match image zoom, crop and position. Text stays as text and vectors stay as vectors with no more low-resolution previews.
QuarkXPress 10 natively understands every aspect of placed PDFs within a layout. This includes fonts, vectors, color spaces, layers, transparency, blends, and gradients. Rather than working with low-res PDF previews, PDFs are dynamically mapped to the Xenon object model and rendered in real-time. Not only does everything from text to radial blends look crisper, it outputs faster, too.
There’s also advanced image control. You can control layers, blend modes, color channels and clipping paths for placed Photoshop, TIFF and PDF files all without leaving QuarkXPress using the new Advanced Image Control Palette.
What’s more, every element of QuarkXPress 10 has been optimized to take full advantage of high-resolution Retina displays. The upgrade continues to support ePub and Kindle, as well as out-of-the-box HTML5 authoring for App Studio, a cloud-based solution for creating iOS, Android, and Web apps.
The QR Code Creator lets you generate, style, and color vector Quick Response (QR) codes directly within QuarkXPress. Every edition of QuarkXPress 10 supports East Asian typography, including vertical story text, phonetic text reading (rubi) font sets, character grids and more.
Finally, there are more than 50 feature enhancements, including PDF pass-through transparency, print preview, Bezier tool enhancement, layers enhancements and h more. A complete overview of QuarkXPress 10 is available at www.quark.com/10 . QuarkXPress 9 customers who pre-ordered QuarkXPress 10 will receive upgrade information directly by email. QuarkXPress users on versions 3-8 who upgraded to version 9 through the Buy 9, Get 10 promotion should make sure they have completed the online redemption form: www.quark.com/Buy9Get10 . Customers who have already completed the redemption form do not need to do so again and will receive upgrade information by email. For total pricing info, go to http://shop.quark.com/am/ .