updated 03:10 pm EDT, Tue April 21, 2009
WebNative plug-ins for CS4
Xinet has released three WebNative plug-ins for Adobe CS4: WebNative ID, Annotator ID, and Asset Browser ID. Each plug-in is designed to help merge the new features in CS4 with the company's digital asset management software. WebNative ID is an application that creates previews for documents, and contains links to images used. Owners can also drag and drop images from the web preview directly into InDesign documents on the desktop. WebNative ID will only create previews for documents that have been saved after the program has been installed.
The Annotator ID plug-in creates PDFs with links to images that reside on a WebNative server. People can additionally use pre-configured FullPress queues, making it possible for a server to send print output from an InDesign document to a folder relative to the original file location.
Asset Browser ID allows users to open a web browser within InDesign, and can drag and drop images from the panel directly into layout documents. Users can further tap into AppleScript to add a new layer of customization, which automates a variety of aspects of the design and layout for both images and the metadata associated with them.
Pricing and compatibility details have not been released.