Denver-based Quark announced today the latest version of its QuarkXPress application is now available. Version 10 of the page layout software features a substantial revision of the program code, according to the company, resulting in more performance and better on-screen fidelity on modern computer hardware.
Below are some of the new features of QuarkXPress 10:
Modern Architecture: QuarkXPress 10 is a native Cocoa app that leverages the latest OS X features, offers maximized performance and can rapidly support new OS X releases.
New Quark Xenon Graphics Engine: The state-of-the-art graphics engine renders rich PDFs, Photoshop and TIFF images and uses its Adaptive Resolution feature to deliver designers the most appropriate onscreen resolution in real-time.
HiDPI and Retina Display Support: Every element of QuarkXPress 10 has been optimized to take full advantage of high-resolution Retina displays like those found on the Mac Book Pro.
Advanced Digital Publishing Options: QuarkXPress 10 continues to support ePub and Kindle, as well as out-of-the-box HTML5 authoring for App StudioTM, the leading cloud-based solution for creating iOS, Android, and Web apps.
QR Code Creator: Generate, style, and color vector Quick Response (QR) codes directly within QuarkXPress.
East Asian Typography: Now every edition of QuarkXPress 10 supports East Asian typography, including vertical story text, phonetic text reading (rubi) font sets, character grids and more.
More than Fifty Feature Enhancements: PDF Pass-Through Transparency, Print Preview, Bezier Tool Enhancement, Layers Enhancements and much more.
QuarkXPress 10 is available for immediate download for US$849, or $349 for previous Quark owners.
Look forward to an interview with Quark's Gavin Drake about the latest release in the September issue of PrintAction.