Yesterday, I mentioned a design contest sponsored by Quark and stock photo agency Fotolia. Coincidentally, Fotolia now has a free XTension for QuarkXPress 7 (Windows only, with a Mac version “in preparation”) that lets you search and view images from Fotolia, store images for later consideration in a Light Box, and drag and drop low-resolution images into QuarkXPress layouts. Magically, a low-res image is replaced by its high resolution version when you purchase the image.
In an interesting twist, this is a two-way XTension. That is, if you have some of your own photos or artwork that you’d like to make available for sale at Fotolia, the XTension can handle that for you as well.
The Fotolia XTension is available in the following languages: English, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.
If you’re new to Fotolia and register by using this new XTension, you’ll receive seven “credits” toward Fotolia purchasing images.
For further details visit: www.fotolia-xt.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.