QuarkXPress has a frustrating inability to remember any attributes you’ve applied to a picture box when you replace the picture in the picture box. For example, when replacing a low-res version of a picture with a high-res version, any offset and scaling values you applied to the original box are lost.
These two free XTensions solve that problem:
- For QuarkXPress 6: Badia’s ReplaceInPlace, available at www.badiasoftware.com
- For QuarkXPress 4 and 5, Markzware’s PictAttributes XT, available at www.markzware.com
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.