Quark 2017 - Batch process RGB multiple images to CMYK?

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Quark 2017 - Batch process RGB multiple images to CMYK?

Postby k-utm » 19 Sep 2017, 10:41

Any way to convert multiple RGB images to CMYK without having to open each image file and convert it such as in Photoshop?
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Re: Quark 2017 - Batch process RGB multiple images to CMYK?

Postby eyoungren » 19 Sep 2017, 12:19

Do you have a Mac?

If so, you can automate this with an Applescript and GraphicConverter. We do this with our editorial photos every week. Two watched folders trip the applescript whenever images are placed inside and spit out the appropriate file on the other end. All I have to do is color balance.
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Re: Quark 2017 - Batch process RGB multiple images to CMYK?

Postby Matthias Guenther (Quark) » 19 Sep 2017, 13:14

Hi kutm,

QuarkXPress 2017 can do this, yes. However why would you do this early?

RGB gives you better flexibility, nowadays RGB workflows are common. And you convert later just before going to print. You can also do that intermediate, right when you export the PDF out of QuarkXPress (convert all images from RGB to CMYK based on ICC profiles).

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Re: Quark 2017 - Batch process RGB multiple images to CMYK?

Postby k-utm » 19 Sep 2017, 16:00

Is there a command you can run in the new Quark 2017?
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Re: Quark 2017 - Batch process RGB multiple images to CMYK?

Postby Matthias Guenther (Quark) » 20 Sep 2017, 03:14

Yes, "File > Export Picture > All Pictures in Layout…"

QuarkXPress will create new images. There's an option to link the new images to the layout automatically.

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