Canto Cumulus is a tremendously powerful asset-managing system that can track all kinds of files, including individual assets placed inside QuarkXPress or InDesign layouts.
New features in version 7.5 include
- support for InDesign CS3
- visible transparency in previews and thumbnails
- merging of individual pages from separate PDFs into a new PDF
- import of images and slides from Apple’s Keynote and Pages
- live previews of movies
- animations and sounds from within a Web browser
- and many more improvements.
New to version 7.5.1 is much faster previews from cached high-resolution thumbnails, especially for non-image assets such as PowerPoint, QuarkXPress, and InDesign files. Pricing is based on the size and complexity of the solution. A free WebEx live product demonstration is available.
Jeff Gamet is a contributing editor for Design Tools Monthly, the executive summary of graphic design news. He is also the morning editor and reviews editor for The Mac Observer and iPodObserver.com, and contributing writer for Layers Magazine and Photoshop User. He writes the InBrief column for InDesign Magazine, and is the author of “The Designer’s Guide to Mac OS X,” from Peachpit Press
When Jeff isn’t writing about the graphic design world, he’s talking about it on the Design Tools Weekly podcast with co-host Jay Nelson. He also talks about Apple and the Mac world every week on The Mac Observer’s Apple Weekly Report.
Jeff studies, tests and reviews new software and technologies for the Macintosh community as well as the design and print industries. He is a former Pre-press specialist, and has nearly 25 years experience with computer technology. Jeff trains, lectures and consults on techniques for more efficiently using Mac OS X in creative environments throughout the country.
In the rare moments when he can get away from his MacBook Pro, Jeff spends his time climbing and biking in the Colorado mountains.