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XChange International announce release of HVC Color Composer

for Adobe InDesign CS & CS2 for Macintosh (January 10, 2007)

DMN Newswire--2007-1-10--XChange International, the source for extended technology worldwide, are pleased to announce the availability of the HVC Color Composer for Adobe® InDesign® CS & CS2  for Macintosh. With HVC Color Composer, professionals can have access to the perceptual HVC colour space for colour selection in InDesign and Photoshop.


Using HVC, navigating through potential colour palettes and making the right choices in the right context is a breeze. For the first time, contrast between any selected colours can be quantified precisely ? a huge benefit to the creative selection process. The product lets users gain power and understanding of colour relationships, and generate thousands of dynamic colour palettes, engineered for their unique needs.



?I was able to save my company about $250,000 last year with the HVC Color Composer Professional. If most of our clients were using it, the savings would be in the millions. This utility brings professional quality colour to the fingertips of the design world, said Casey George, Digital Prepress Manager, Great Western Litho, California. ?This is the must-have plug-in for Photoshop and InDesign.

 



When users design with the HVC Color Composer, their work is already properly prepared for their pre-press professional. This eliminates the costly and time-consuming back and forth that both artists and pre-press professionals dread. Because HVC space is more compatible with the pigment-based CMYK colour space than RGB and other light-based colour spaces, colours will stay in gamut throughout the pre-press output process. HVC Color Composer can eliminate those ugly colour anomalies that tend to plague artists and pre-press pros at the end of almost every job.

?The programme is an incredibly advanced colour picker that offers the user a rich environment in which to create custom palettes that can be applied to virtually any use. The palettes that are generated are very unique, vibrant, interesting arrays of colour that you would not be able to find using any other methods. This is certainly a product that serious digital publishers will want to have, states the Klepper Report, May/June 2005.

HVC Color Composer is an application that is available as an Adobe Photoshop plug-in for Windows and Mac as well as InDesign for Mac.

HVC Color Composer® Professional Version MAC InDesign Plug-in Features:
? An enhancement to Adobe InDesign's Color Picker. Has all the features of the standard colour picker, plus all the advantages of HVC Color Composer
? Navigate through the HVC space, in addition to all the other colour spaces standard in InDesign
? Make selections with the intuitive ease of HVC, then use the colour any way you would in InDesign
? View the HVC colour space by either the Hue, Value, or Chroma axis
? Supports HSB colour space
? Generate dynamic palettes with precise control over palette parameters. Then, either pick colours directly from palettes, or export to a InDesign palette file
? Significant feature enhancements to the Color Picker, such as a contrast measuring utility, split vertical slider, quick swatches for easy colour storage, and more
? Utility allowing you to precisely quantify contrast
? Precise control over palette creation, with a variety of modes, including Range, Proportion, and the one-click palette mode in Standard, Auto-Range
? Sort the colours in the palettes in different ways
? Save the palettes as InDesign palette files

HVC Color Composer® Standard Version MAC InDesign Plug-in Features:
? Auto Range Function. Button instantly creates pre-formulated palettes providing a vast proportional medley of colours that are directly relevant to the user's current project
? Create brilliant professional looking colour compositions for brochures, logos and letter head in minutes. With HVC, navigating through colours and making the right choices in the right context is easy
? Navigate through the HVC space, in addition to all the other colour spaces standard in InDesign
? Make selections with the intuitive ease of HVC, then use the colour any way you would in InDesign
? View HVC space by either the Hue, Value, or Chroma axis
? Supports HSB colour space
? Other Color Picker enhancements like split sliders, and quick swatches

System Requirements:
Macintosh OS X and Adobe InDesign CS & CS2

HVC Color Composer Standard and Professional for Adobe InDesign are available now through XChange International. To order, or for more information, users can visit www.xchangeuk.com, or call on +44(0)20 7490 4455 during UK business hours. Email address is info@xchangeuk.com

XChange are a leading supplier of desktop graphic and publishing applications, QuarkXTension® technology; Adobe InDesign®, Acrobat® and Photoshop® Plug-ins® and other design and publishing utilities. XChange offer extended technology products from across the world specific to the graphic design, print and publishing industries and make them available to an extensive user base via their printed catalogue or online at their web site. The company are headquartered in Central London and also offer specialist training on many of the solutions they sell.
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