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;

Download

You may download Krasbit Layouter 2 and use it it free of charge!

Some of advanced features are paid, but you can still test them for free in trial mode for 30 days! Try them to ensure that they are worth of price as they are a real time saver.

Version comparison

 

Comparison table

Free features

  • 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
    • 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 to Krasbit Layouter manual for more details about each feature.

Paid features (30 days free trial available to test if you need them)

Feature

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 STANDARD 

 PRO 

 NFR 

Quick export all project pages to JPG files with just one click. Specify custom and dynamic output filename.

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Krasbit Layouter image watermark

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ESO (Export Slice Objects) - better alternative to slices. Export only the chosen and marked objects from the project that may overlap each other

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Krasbit Layouter image watermark

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Image placeholder properties: Perspective effect (works for bitmap images too!)

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Image placeholder properties: Displacement effect (like preview of image over a coffee mug or T-Shirt wrap effect)

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

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Advanced export separate files, custom output file name format

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Batch Import  / impose given folder images into a template with effects.

  • Ganging layout
  • Make stunning previews / visualizations of imported images on different sizes, white strips or crop scenario or print/sublimation product mockups.
  • Custom user variables + file captions

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Trial run

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.

Restricted mode

At this mode - images exported from Krasbit Layouter macros will get extra watermark over images and advanced paid features will not be available. 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

Buy

You can use Krasbit Layouter for free. For advanced and paid features - you have 30 days from the start of the program for free access to them. After this time, application will turn into Restricted Mode until the serial number is purchased and entered. Restricted mode may run infinite - however - it produces watermark on exported images and advanced functions are disabled. See Version comparison for details. You can buy desired license using PayPal payment. Your activation (serial) key will be sent to given email address within 24 hours. If you have encounter any problems during payment - please contact me using this form.

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

Business consumer within EU or any consumer outside EU Non business consumer within EU

*In case of company within EU with valid VAT ID - customer must account for the tax (reverse-charge mechanism).

In case of consumer or business outside EU - it may buy without EU VAT charge

License Type
VAT BUSINESS ID
Email where to send serial key

VAT will be added to price during PayPal payment

License Type
Email where to send serial key

Read more about EU tax regulations to find out your case.

If you buy from Poland - you can also buy via wired bank transfer - contact me for details

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.