Quark has done an excellent job of explaining each new feature in QuarkXPress 9 here. I’ve copied their explanation of the new ImageGrid feature below, but Quark also has a 32-second video that demonstrates how it works here.
Import and Automatically Build Grids of Images
Whether you’re a photographer who needs to assemble a catalog from a recent photo shoot, or a designer with a folder of images to review or lay out, the ImageGrid™ feature is a huge timesaver. ImageGrid can import a folder of images into QuarkXPress® and automatically build catalogs (contact sheets) of images with a variety of layout and labeling options. Each image can be captioned with its filename, resolution, dimensions, color model, and format.
How it Works
- Select a folder of images
- Choose how you want to size and arrange the images and what image information you want to include
- Watch as QuarkXPress automatically imports and lays out the images
At a glance:
- Add new pages automatically as needed
- Optionally import images in subfolders
- Specify the box shape
- Fit imported images proportionately to the box or stretch them to fit the box
- Auto-size boxes to fit the number of rows and columns you specify, or auto-fill pages using a box size limit
- Works with all QuarkXPress standard image file formats, including Adobe® Photoshop® and Illustrator®
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.