Claro v8

Nature's colors are the focus of new Claro v8, announced by Elpical managing director John de Jong. Sky blues, grass greens and skin-tones can be made to look much closer to reality than ever before in an automated image correction and optimization solution. Another important development in this major upgrade is the availability of Claro Settings Assistant, which equips anyone to start using the software immediately.

All products in the Claro family are updated to version 8, and available for customer download – along with Claro Settings Assistant – immediately.

"Concepts such as 'natural' and 'automation' are very far apart. In Claro, however, we've engineered a way to identify and optimize naturally-occurring greens, blues, and skintones; to achieve true-to-life imagery in an automated solution," said de Jong. "Claro has moved the bar."

Claro image optimization and automated workflow solutions for publishers and large enterprises are in use all over the world; at publishing houses, ad agencies, and commercial and transactional production companies. Worldwide brands using Claro include: Meredith Corp., Modern Luxury Media, Sanoma Magazines, BBC and USA Today.

Claro employs its Individual Image Analysis to rapidly analyze a range of parameters on each of the thousands of images it processes, and then modifies individual images for highest-quality and publication-centric results.

Operators always have the option to review side-by-side comparisons of originals and Claro-optimized images, and make manual edits if desired, using Claro Inspector for Photoshop.

With the new Claro Settings Assistant, the operator can further customize their specific image optimization needs without the immediate and direct need for hands-on, expert setup. Settings can be tested in a desktop environment and exported back to the production server.

Also topping the list of new functions in Claro 8 are:

  1. an optional brightness correction curve that better preserves contrast in images;
  2. "contrast in luminosity" mode, which isolates contrast manipulation and therefore protects color and hue integrity; and
  3. red-eye reduction.

The Claro Premedia solution, which integrates with editorial and production systems available all over the world, also automates other image processing tasks such as intelligent file format and color conversions. Claro Premedia offers a complete, client-server based image optimization workflow combining productivity benefits of a server solution with the discerning visual capabilities of the human eye.

Claro Single gives printers and publishers true server solutions offering 100 percent hands-off image optimization. As an integration module, Claro Single is easy to plugin to automation solutions such as Enfocus Switch or PuzzleFlow.

Elpical Claro Single 8: $5125

Elpical Claro Premedia 8: $10,250 (includes unlimited Claro Inspectors for Photoshop and 2 InDesign Job Clients. For information on additional job InDesign clients, please contact info@elpical.com)

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