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Elpical releases Claro Layout

Press release from the issuing company

Giesbeek, The Netherlands - Elpical announces the release of Elpical Claro Layout, available to anyone who works with Adobe InDesign. Claro Layout, the latest addition to Elpical's product line of automated image enhancement and image management solutions, is an Adobe InDesign plug-in offering built-in, automated quality analysis and image enhancement to InDesign users.
With Claro Layout, print and publishing professionals working with Adobe InDesign now get access to Elpical's technology for optimizing images inside their documents, without leaving the InDesign application environment.
Claro Layout is available in the Americas immediately through Tools4Media. A trial version of Claro Layout can be downloaded at http://www.elpical.com/products/claro-layout.
Allows focus on creative
Claro Layout allows InDesign users to focus on the creative work and the layout of a document without having to worry about image quality first. They can simply use the RGB image for designing the document and only when the layout is ready, use Claro Layout to optimize and convert the images to CMYK, without leaving InDesign.

Claro Layout, which uses Elpical's advanced Individual Image Analysis, first automatically and individually analyzes each image and then enhances each image inside the InDesign document according to its particular requirements, as well as applies the desired crop, resolution and color space. This allows the image to be optimized directly in the desired size, offering great flexibility in layout and timesavings.
Thanks to Claro Layout's ability to enhance the image and add it as an extra layer, it's a breeze for users to switch between original and enhanced images. Therefore, users can work on the original InDesign file. This limits the number of work versions. Clipping paths, transparencies and masks are all respected.
Work with lighter files
Images in documents can dramatically increase the size of your file. Normally, after a picture has been cropped or resized, the 'unwanted' parts remain and the complete picture is stored. Claro Layout will (if required) crop, resize and optimize the desired picture and keep only this image as part of the document, hence a much smaller file size.
Images shot with modern cameras are often of a very high resolution; often too high for the desired image format. Claro Layout will resize the image, so that only the number of pixels needed for a perfect print remain.
John de Jong, Managing Director of Elpical is delighted with the release of Claro Layout: "This new release is a next step in the Elpical commitment to delivering high tech image enhancement and making it accessible for everyone who deals with processing and improving images. It is the only tool in the market that allows layout and design professionals to automatically enhance the quality of the images in a document without compromising their creativity."