Elpical Claro 7 integrates image optimization into the page layout process for large and small
Giesbeek, The Netherlands, Monday 29 March - Elpical Software, a growing provider of unique image optimization and workflow solutions for publishers and large enterprises, announces the 7th generation of its Claro range of automatic image enhancement solutions.
Claro 7 is the result of substantial quality advances made to Elpical’s Claro Individual Image Analysis technology; and market-demanded, deeper integration of image optimization in the page layout process.
Core Claro Technology Is At Foundation Of Market-centric Product Line
Elpical Claro has grown from a single product into a complete product range, addressing the needs of different target audiences.
Claro Layout is used by designers, agencies and other small workgroups that create image-heavy or large publications such as catalogs and annual reports. The Claro Layout plug-in optimizes the quality, crop and size of the image in one click of a button, within InDesign itself.
Claro Single gives printers and publishers true server solutions offering 100% hands-off image optimization. As an integration module, Claro Single is easy to plugin to automation solutions, such as Enfocus Switch or PuzzleFlow.
Claro Premedia goes beyond pure image enhancement in a complete, client-server based image optimization workflow combining productivity benefits of a server solution with the discerning visual capability of the human eye.
Claro Premedia 7: InDesign Integration And Advanced Workflow Enhancements
Claro Premedia 7 now features InDesign integration offering very similar functionality to Claro Layout. However, unlike Claro Layout, the image processing is done on the server side and is fully integrated within the Claro Premedia workflow. Publishers and large agencies can now set up their image enhancement from within InDesign. This optimizes the productivity and the use of resources throughout the organization.
Another major workflow enhancement is the customizable Scheduler. The Scheduler processes images in a specific way, depending on the time of day (or night that is). Using the Scheduler, images can be sent to the Claro Inspector for visual side-by-side inspection during the day, while at night they can follow a 100% automatic flow.
Claro 7 also adds gif and png to the possible output formats. By adding indexed colorspace options on the output side, Claro 7 offers improved capability when it comes to supporting popular e-reader devices like the Kindle.
Significant Quality Advances To Claro’s Core Technology
Claro 7 utilizes improvements made in Claro Individual Image Analysis technology which result in a better defined spectrum of specific skin-tone treatments. Claro recognizes skin-tones and treats them differently than other objects in the image to achieve natural looking skin-tones.
This new version of Claro also features a faster and better noise filter. It even identifies and reduces jpeg artifacts.
Other quality improvements include high quality downsampling, reducing donwsampling artifacts and more control over color output by means of curves.
Pricing And Availability
The entire Claro 7 product range is immediately available. Pricing is as follows:
- Elpical Claro Layout 7: €799
- Elpical Claro Single 7: €3500
- Elpical Claro Premedia 7: €7000 (includes unlimited Claro Inspectors and 2 InDesign Job Clients. For information on additional job InDesign clients, please contact email@example.com)
Elpical Software, an international company with offices in The Netherlands and Germany, develops and markets software solutions for automating image production, manipulation and optimization as well as image workflow processes in general, based on extensive image analysis technology. Elpical, established in 1997 by a management buy-out of the Electronic Imaging department of Victor Hasselblad AB, is a leading specialist in digital image enhancement and management. Elpical ‘s key products include Claro Premedia, Claro Single, Claro Layout, 4LeafClover and EmailManager. Elpical is an ideal partner for software suppliers and integrators who want to integrate Elpical technology into their own applications, Elpical has concluded an OEM agreement with, among others, OCÉ© for the enhancement of embedded images inside PDF documents. More information on www.elpical.com.