Since 1990, Canto’s Cumulus has been helping publishers and designers to manage their ever-growing menagerie of digital assets. At first it managed only pictures, but over the years Cumulus has expanded to become an all-purpose digital asset manager, supporting images, audio, video, PDFs, PowerPoint presentations, and any other kind of file. Amazingly, it can even keep track of individual assets placed inside QuarkXPress or InDesign layouts.
Their new Cumulus 8 adds support for QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress Server 8, as well as Quark Publishing System (QPS) version 7.4 and 8.
If your company is managing lots of assets, and you’re not already using Cumulus, you owe it to yourself to have a look.
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.