updated 12:05 pm EDT, Mon March 16, 2009
Smart Image CS4 debuts
WoodWing has released an updated plug-in for Adobe's InDesign publishing software. Smart Image CS4 is said to be aimed at organizations like magazines and newspapers, which frequently need to place caption and credit information alongside photos in their publications. The plug-in is used to automatically generate text frames around images, borrowing information from XMP or IPTC metadata.
Descriptions and credits can be imported selectively, and formatted for position, width and rotation. The plug-in can also be used to assign object, character and paragraphs styles, matched with custom text such as copyright notices. Styles are saved within each InDesign document. Smart Image costs $149, and is compatible with both the CS3 and CS4 versions of InDesign.