updated 02:55 pm EDT, Tue May 27, 2008
Barcode Producer 5.0 ships
Intelli Innovations has released the latest version of its barcode creation tool, Barcode Producer 5.0.. Users can create barcodes for a number of purposes, and export them to apps such as Illustrator and Photoshop, or files including EPS, TIFF and PDF formats. Options include a live preview, and tools for borders, colors and scaling. Version 5.0 introduces the Symbology Guide, which lets users research the symbols they need, and preview each one graphically.
Other changes include support for embedded, outlined OCR fonts when creating vector EPS barcodes, and new help tools, such as online documentation and an assistant that helps pick which barcode to use. Importantly, the software can now create UPC-A codes for North American music CDs, and SSCC-18 codes for item tracking and inventory control. It costs $200 and runs on Mac OS X 10.4 or better; upgrades are $60.