We’ve used ImageNest for a while, both on our printers here at Northlight, and on many of those that we’ve reviewed, such as the most recent of Canon iPF6300.
It’s a great way of making use of the printing capacity of large printers to lay out images onto the paper. In fact I used it when reviewing the Epson 3880, to print up a whole load of pictures from my wedding in March…
It’s worth pointing out that a demo version is available for download, and the software can be used with any number of printers.
New features include:
- Rotate in Layout: Users can now rotate in all situations. Rotate works with all layout methods and in our new manual layout mode.
- Snap to Grid: A custom size grid feature allows users to “Snap To” guidelines. The layout grid can be custom sized both vertically and horizontally in any units of measure.
- Grid spacing control: Set custom sizes for grid lines
- Snap to Image Edges: Snap to Image Edges automatically detects the dimensions of other images in the layout and provides guidelines and a “Snap To” alignment feature.
- Additional cut Marks: Based on user feedback, new options for cut marks have been added.
- Copy and paste: Copy and Paste images in the layout with Control C and Control V hotkeys.
- Ability to drag images between pages: Users can now drag images from one page to another with ease both quickly and easily.
- Image Overlap: Images can be set to overlap for collages or an image can be trimmed simply by moving it beneath another image.
- Image Editor: Built in image editor now contains additional information about resolution and pixel dimensions.
- Manually add/delete pages: In addition to automatic page creation, users can now add or delete pages manually.
It works very well, and all the new features make it even easier to use.
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