To celebrate an 10 years anniversary - 2017 Krasbit back again to DTP users with refreshed website and Krasbit Layouter version 2.0 - a set of macros for CorelDRAW. This version is compatible with all x64 release of CorelDRAW starting X6. It includes a lot of new features for batch import, export and image placement effects.

About Layouter

Krasbit Layouter is a group of VBA macros (Visual Basic for Applications and is intended to run in a VBA environment for the CorelDRAW®) which assist with working with shapes and bitmaps and support the process of making layout and prepress for advanced multi page publications.

Krasbit Layouter program is the property of KRASBIT Jarosław Kraska and is protected by copyright.

The author of Krasbit Layouter is: Jarosław Kraska

To celebrate an 10 years anniversary - 2017 Krasbit back again to DTP users with refreshed website and Krasbit Layouter version 2.0 - a set of macros for CorelDRAW. This version is compatible with all x64 release of CorelDRAW starting X6. It includes a lot of new features for batch import, export and image placement effects.

About Layouter

Krasbit Layouter is a group of VBA macros (Visual Basic for Applications and is intended to run in a VBA environment for the CorelDRAW®) which assist with working with shapes and bitmaps and support the process of making layout and prepress for advanced multi page publications.

Krasbit Layouter program is the property of KRASBIT Jarosław Kraska and is protected by copyright.

The author of Krasbit Layouter is: Jarosław Kraska

Minimum requirements

  • CorelDRAW® X5 - 2017 with up and running VBA environment.
  • Microsoft Windows® 7, 8, 10 operating system
  • Starting with X6 proper version of .gms file must be matched to CorelDRAW (64 bit version of macro (.gms file) must run at CorelDRAW 64 bit version)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer® web browser installed, version 7.0 or newer. (Krasbit Layouter VBA includes reference to “Microsoft Internet Controls” component)
  • Older versions compatibility:
    • Macros may partially work with older versions like X3, X4 but that versions are no longer officially supported and have such compatibility issues:
      • version: X3 (SP2), with installed VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) environment;
      • CorelDRAW® X4 users should download and install the latest Service Pack (SP2 - 14.0.0.701) for CorelDRAW, due to some VBA instability (mainly storing custom data in objects) issues in CorelDRAW X4 (v. 14.0.0.567) which affects the functionality of some of Krasbit Layouter macros.
    • Not tested and not guaranteed to work on Windows Xp, Vista;

Selected features

  • Batch Import / impose given folder images into a template to produce:
    • Ganging layout
    • Preview imported images on different sizes, white strips or crop scenario, or print/sublimation product mockup.
    • Custom user variables + file captions
  • Flexible project export options
    • Project content optimization / prepress and export into .cdr, .pdf single document or every page separate;
    • Quick export all project pages to JPG files with just one click;
    • ESO (Export Slice Objects) -better alternative to slices. Export only the chosen and marked objects from the project that may overlap each other;
  • Object management
    • Objects swapping based on chosen selection or range of pages;
    • Copying and pasting the chosen set of properties (eg. width, positionY, fill, effects...) from some objects to others in a chosen selection or page range;
    • Batch or individual searching and grouping or replacing objects
    • Batch or individual search and replace of object properties
    • Functions for smart (preserve layer location) grouping, ungrouping, copying and pasting between pages and layers;
  • Image tools
    • Multiple scale or crop options
    • Controlled reference points
    • Post import apply perspective (works for bitmap images too!)
    • User defined displacements (like preview of image over a coffee mug or T-Shirt wrap effect)
    • Preserving template placeholder effects like transparency or shadow
    • Auto align/resize/crop imported images to given shape(placeholder) boundaries. With support to:
    • Resolving and restoring links of bitmaps at any time;
    • Update bitmap from source, even if it is not externally linked;
    • Advanced bitmap & links manager;
    • Fixing of all broken links by specifying a new prefix;
  • Text tools
    • Multiple options to shrink, fit or keep original size depends if fit all characters is the goal of placeholder
    • Convert simple HTML or BB code tags into CorelDRAW native text formatting (bold, italic, underline etc)
    • Auto format imported text to given paragraph frame placeholder
    • Multiple text objects merging
    • Fix text height
    • Automatic page numbering
    • Line breaking before specified chars
    • Working with pages and templates;

Refer Krasbit Layouter manual for more details.

Download

You may download Krasbit Layouter 2 and test it free of charge in trial mode.

If you will be satisfied of chameleon features that you have tested during trial you are encouraged to buy a serial number from the store. Once you enter serial number into application and do activation on your computer - it will no longer be required to have internet connection and Krasbit Layouter will be able to work offline with a list of features proper to your licence. See version comparison chart what features are available for different licenses.

Version comparison

 

Comparison table

Feature / Limitation

 Trial 

 Restricted
mode 

 LITE 

 STANDARD 

 PRO 

 NFR 

Restricted mode: Krasbit Layouter image watermark and promotional text rendered over processed content

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+

-

-

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Basic functionality and features

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-

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+

+

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Image placeholder properties: Perspective effect

+

-

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+

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Image placeholder properties: Displacement effect

+

-

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Advanced export (prepress & cdr/pdf/backup export)

+

-

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+

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Advanced export separate files, custom output file name format

+

-

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+

+

Batch Import

+

-

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+

 

*NFR license (not for resale) which does not expire, is available free of charge for professionals that would to perform intensive test application for a longer period that 30 days.

Trial run

You have 30 days free access to all its features. The only condition is to have a working internet connection when it starts in trial mode, so application can validate online whatever Krasbit Layouter that runs at your computer didn’t expire yet.

Restricted mode

At this mode the content processed thanks to Krasbit Layouter macros will get extra watermark over images or promotional texts appended to the end of original content. Applications will automatically turn into restricted mode if:

  • No licence is bought yet, Krasbit Layouter runs in trial mode but there is no internet connection available to validate trial period
  • No licence is bought yet, Krasbit Layouter runs in trial mode and validated that trial period is expired

Pricing

Currently, channels and sales conditions are being established. You have 30 days from the start of the program for free and unlimited access to all its functions. After this time, application will turn into Restricted Mode until the serial number is purchased and entered. If your trial already expired but there is no 3rd party store available yet - you can buy directly using PayPal payment - but before you do - please contact me using this form.

Estimated licence prices:

  • LITE: 75$ / 62€
  • STANDARD: 150$ / 83€
  • PRO: 200$ / 165€

All above licences allows you to activate and use the product up to 2 different computers so you can work at office and home.

NFR license

*NFR license (not for resale) which does not expire, is available free of charge for professionals that would to perform intensive test application for a longer period that 30 days.

This includes:

  • Software retailer that are interested to distribute and place Krasbit Layouter at theirs store.
  • DTP magazine journalist that would to make a review of application
  • Active beta tester or provider of language packs and translations in native language

To get one NFR license contact me at Krasbit Layouter with a brief about your category and links to your web site. Please remember that this kind of license cannot be sold or shared to anyone else.

Beta program

For who can't wait until newer versions are available for public download, but still want to try out hot features.
If you want to take part of intensive testing or providing additional language packs for Layouter in your native language - write here.