updated 05:40 pm EDT, Wed October 6, 2010
Grouping, object styles, auto-updating and more
ID Image Catalog, an app that uses Adobe's InDesign program to automatically create catalog pages from a folder of images, has been updated to version 4.0, now offering grouped images and text frames, a facing-pages option, automatic updates and object styles for easier customization. Because the program now supports Snow Leopard (10.6) only, the purchase includes previous version 3.9 which continues Tiger (10.4) and Leopard (10.5) support.
Users can use ID Image Catalog to generate catalogs using any document preset within InDesign, customize the number of images per page (including just one image per page if desired), with options like filenames printed below each image. The new v4 also features the ability to skip the first page (so that it can be used as a title page for example), along with file specifications on demand such as placement size, file path and other information.
The program automatically scales and centers images in each frame, scans and adds sub-folders if desired, and gives users options for custom margins between frames, outlines around image or text frames and more. The new v4 requires Snow Leopard (10.6) or higher, and works with Adobe InDesign CS3/CS4/CS5.
ID Image Catalog costs $20 and is available directly from developer Chris Paveglio's web site.