Quark’s Image Drag and Drop XTension Lets You Drag Pictures Onto QuarkXPress Pages

Quark’s new Quark Labs website has a new free XTension for QuarkXPress 7 that lets you drag and drop picture files directly onto pages in a QuarkXPress Layout. If a picture box doesn’t already exist to contain the picture, then one will be created automatically. If you drag a bunch of picture files, new picture boxes will be created for them and stacked on top of each other.

It works with any picture file format that QuarkXPress can import: Photoshop, PDF, TIF, EPS, JPG, etc.

And get this: you can even drag pictures from other applications such as iPhoto, Adobe Bridge, or Extensis Portfolio onto a QuarkXPress page.

The XTension is available for Mac OS X and Windows, and its source code is also available for developers who know how to write XTensions.

One thing to be aware of: the XTension is actually named DragDropImage.xnt, so if you’re looking for it in Quark’s XTensions Manager (Utilities> XTensions Manager), it won’t be under “I”, but rather under “D”.