Quark Infuses AI into the Spring Update of QuarkXPress 2024

AI-induced functionality accelerates image library search; advanced filtering, customization and security measures fuel designer productivity for maximum creative impact

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich– April 17, 2024 – Quark Software, the global provider of content automation, intelligence and design software, today announced the Spring Update release of QuarkXPress 2024 (v20.1). The world’s most powerful page layout and digital publishing software for the first time now includes AI functionality to give designers the ability to search thousands of images on local image libraries on the basis of content in addition to name search. Additionally, sophisticated image filtering, automated hyperlink detection, content interoperability and security features optimize designer performance throughout their creative journey.

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“Every investment we make in QuarkXPress is made to help designers push their creative boundaries by giving them access to tools that support their ability will allow them to reach their digital and print content goals,” said Arun Bharti, Director of R&D at Quark. “AI offers an enormous opportunity for customers to get even more value from QuarkXPress 2024. This new release gives designers an immense performance boost, reducing image search time to mere seconds, so they can focus on what’s next in their creative journey.”

AI is having a transformative impact on how people work, both individually and collaboratively with team members. Quark is seeing an increased adoption of AI -powered tools and technologies across various industries to streamline processes, optimize workflows and improve the overall quality of work. This applies to digital content creators who are also seeing the benefits of AI. It’s been reported that approximately 67% of marketing executives who’ve embraced AI believe it has considerably enhanced their content creation process.

Quark is harnessing the opportunity of AI with the newest release of QuarkXPress 2024. Users can now augment AI with the rich digital publishing capabilities available in QuarkXPress 2024 and benefit from a better user experience with the power to search local image libraries using AI recognition without leaving QuarkXPress workspace. This dramatically optimizes the search process, saving an exorbitant amount of time.

Additional new features and enhancements to QuarkXPress 2024 include:

  • Filters for Picture Links Palette – Filter images according to color space, status, and effective PPI that enables the validation of image quality at output. Easily apply filters to look for any anomalies in status, resolution, color space of all images in a project prior to final output. This eliminates post-production quality concerns.

  • Auto Hyperlink Detection – Text involving hyperlinks is automatically detected and the necessary link formatting is applied without user intervention, saving time on unnecessary interruptions.

  • GREP Find & Change Presets – Implement ‘out-of-the-box’ changes to specific typographic content using pre-configured or customizable GREP commands without prior GREP knowledge. Users can also implement changes to specific typographic content based on characters style while using GREP commands, saving time and ensuring content creation consistency.

  • Advances in Export to IDML – Improved interoperability standards between QuarkXPress and Adobe InDesign and other IDML-compatible products to help designers reach their creative goal.

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About Quark Software, Inc.

Quark knows content. The company revolutionized desktop publishing and today provides content design, automation and intelligence software for end-to-end content lifecycle management. Customers worldwide rely on Quark to modernize their content ecosystems so they can create complex print and digital layouts, automate omnichannel publishing of mission-critical documents, and analyze production and engagement insights for the greatest return on their content investments. Quark is backed by Parallax Capital Partners and headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., with offices in the United Kingdom, Ireland and India. Quark. Brilliant content that works. For more information, visit www.quark.com or follow us on LinkedIn.

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