Please support the InDesign file format

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Please support the InDesign file format

Post by m.Th. » Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:31 am

Please support the Adobe InDesign file format.

Why?

1. Adobe InDesign is now de facto standard in Electronic Desktop Publishing. In 2010 had apporox. 75% from the DTP market, its closest rival (Quark) having a continue decline (once it had 95% from market). Nowadays InDesign is almost everywhere except some die-hard old users which know Quark and it is difficult for them to get out from there (legacy, workflow etc.).

See for example
http://www.inc.com/magazine/20100401/ca ... orner.html

http://www.printroot.com/forum/f7/quark-indesign-8270/

2. It is super easy to get the thumbnail from the file: Basically is the XMP tag named xmpGImg which contains a base64 encoded JPEG (usually 256 x 256) which represents the thumbnail for the document.

See the code here:

http://forums.adobe.com/message/1962656

Also you can search with a text editor (eg. Notepad++) in the .indd files for xmpGImg to see how it looks internally.

Samples available upon request.
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Re: Please support the InDesign file format

Post by xnview » Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:57 am

See Issue 301 for current status and details.
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