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First Look – ImagePrint Version 9

ImagePrint 9 is just around the corner so we thought now would be a great time to offer our blog readers an exclusive preview of the new features you can expect with its anticipated August release.

New interface

The first change you’ll notice with ImagePrint 9 is the new Side Bar.  Now all commonly used settings will be visible at a glance–no more wading through multiple windows to get to the settings you need.  This should make setting up a print faster than ever and mistakes should be much easier to avoid.

Selecting files has gotten easier too with our new Image Strip. Its streamlined interface can be docked vertically or horizontally, plus it allows for favorite image folders to be set and quickly returned to.

Profiles made simple

Keeping with the “easier” theme–with ImagePrint 9 we’ll be introducing a completely new method of choosing printer profiles—Choose by paper name.  Cryptic profile filenames will be a thing of the past—just tell us the paper you’re using and the quality settings you need, and presto–ImagePrint will take care of picking the correct file from our huge library of ICC paper profiles.  And get this… if the profile is not available on your computer, ImagePrint will now automatically retrieve it from our online profile library if you have an internet connection.

Expanded Black and White toning

ColorByte is already famous for our black & white printing but with ImagePrint 9 we take it to a new level with greatly expanded toning controls.  We’ve taken our traditional Narrow Gamut Toning with Split Tones and given it a new interface while adding two additional tint picker zones.  That’s right, you can now control the tint individually in four distinct tonal ranges. And that’s not all– we’re also introducing Wide Gamut Toning.  Now you’ll have the ability to tone and split tone in any hue, not just those close to neutral.  This makes techniques like brown toning a snap to achieve.

Shuffle

Large format printers will love our new Shuffle feature which automatically rearranges images on your page to save paper.  Determining the most efficient layout when lots of images are involved can be a long, computer-intensive process with literally millions of combinations to churn through, but with Shuffle our advanced algorithms cycle through the most promising candidates first.  Throughout the process we always show you the current “best” layout so you can make the call to go ahead and print or keep trying to find an even better arrangement.

Going Global

For the first time ever, ImagePrint 9 will be translated into languages other than English.  German will be our first localization and should be available with the launch of version 9, but we plan to add more languages in the months after.

Compatibility

For Mac users, ImagePrint 9 will be the first version of ImagePrint to be compatible with OS X 10.7 (Lion).  Version 9 will be also work fine with OS X 10.6, 10.5 and 10.4.

For Windows users, ImagePrint 9.0 is compatible with Windows 7, Vista and XP.

Availability

ImagePrint 9 has an expected August, 2011 release date.  Any new purchases or upgrades since April 15th 2011 will get version 9 for free.

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  1. christos
    January 28, 2012 at 5:15 am

    hello guys anyone knows if i can Split up documents in various strips for big format jobs,with tiling?

    • January 30, 2012 at 3:17 pm

      We do support Page Tiling in the software.

      • christos
        February 1, 2012 at 1:14 am

        thanks a lot guys!

  2. August 23, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Very cool. Thanks for the reply.

    Earl

  3. August 22, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Question on the acceptable ICC version of Image Print 9. I own the new xRite iProfiler and it only saves the icc profiles in version 4, not 2 which is the only version IP * will accept. Will IP 9 accept icc Version 4 profiles? “There is a significant difference between my profiles and Color Bytes.

    • August 23, 2011 at 7:01 pm

      We will support v4 icc profiles. We technically support them now but Xrite has made some changes we need to account for. It is on the list of things to do and should be ready around the time of release.

  4. Mike
    August 4, 2011 at 4:51 am

    Originally 9 was due in July ..now it is August.. Can you tell us if it will be sooner rather than later….
    Thanks
    Mike

  5. Uwe Britze
    July 27, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Nice features. But does this mean that someone like me who spent EUR 1295,- on a MAC Version (Imageprint 8 Epson 7900) in Sept. 2010, cannot use this version any more after upgrading to OS X 10.7 ??? It would be an extremely poor customer service by your company. A German version would be welcome, but nobody is going to buy it here, if he is informed about your compatibility issues. I hope you change your polic: either a very low price for an upgrade or make version 8 compatible with OS X 10.7

    Regards Uwe

  6. July 23, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Very nice new feature set particularly the library features and simplification of finding the right profile based on the paper choice! Also the Shuffle feature! This should be a great boost for the software usability and attractiveness to new users. What will the price be for those of us running v. 8?
    Thanks, Wm

  7. July 22, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    What will the upgrade cost?

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