Using picture effects

The Picture Effects feature adds several commonly used image-editing features to QuarkXPress. This allows you to apply sophisticated image manipulations within the context of the surrounding layout rather than having to work in another application and switch back and forth. Picture effects are described in detail in “Adjustments” and “Filters.”

Changes made with the Picture Effects feature are nondestructive, meaning that they do not affect the source image file. Rather, adjustments and filters are saved with layouts, can display on screen in full resolution, and are applied at output. If, however, you prefer to save changes directly with picture files, the Picture Effects feature can do that, too. You can selectively export pictures with any range of adjustments, filters, and transformations — including everything from rotating and cropping in QuarkXPress to the Negative and Gaussian blur effects that the Picture Effects feature provides. As you export pictures, you can also convert the file type and color mode, and specify whether to save over the source picture files or create new picture files (which can be automatically relinked to the layout).

You can apply multiple effects and multiple instances of the same effect but with different parameters.

Note: To work with picture effects, you must have Vista XTensions software loaded.
Note: When you synchronize a picture, you can include picture effects so that if you add, delete, or change an effect, that change is made to all instances of the synchronized picture. When you add a picture box to the Shared Content palette (Window menu), check Synchronize Content in the Shared Item Properties dialog box. Then, be sure to click Content and Attributes. This applies the same effects to the same picture file throughout the layout.

Parent topic: Pictures

Using picture effects