A Lowly Apprentice Production (ALAP) launched ImagePort – a QuarkXPress Xtension for importing and manipulating Photoshop files – at the Seybold Seminars in San Francisco.

ImagePort palettes give control over layers, channels and paths in any Photoshop image. It eliminates the need to "flatten" the image – stripping it of layer information – before importing into Quark XPress.

With ImagePort, layers can be turned on or off, and the user has control over layer opacity and Blending mode. Channels can also be turned on and off, or designated to print or not print. Paths can be designated for use as a clipping path, or for text runaround.

ImagePort is compatible with QuarkXPress 4.06, and is scheduled to ship in the UK on September 30, priced at £79.