The present version, iStudio Publisher 1.3, runs on macOS 10.12 Sierra, and Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, and 10.7 Lion. iStudio Publisher 1.2.1 is available to run on Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. iStudio Publisher 1.1.10 is available to run on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, and 10.4 Tiger.
iStudio Publisher can be used for the page layout and word processing of brochures, newsletters, magazines, posters, adverts, reports, essays, greeting cards and many other document types, of any page size, and with the option of spread editing facing pages.
iStudio Publisher has been designed to simplify desktop publishing and enable users to get started quickly. Users are required to understand one main principle - each element of document content is held by a shape. All shapes act as content containers and can contain any combination of text in columns, text around their outline path, an image, a line style, a fill style, a drop shadow and a text runaround ("wraparound"). Users can select and draw standard shapes from the Shape Library, construct shapes using the drawing tools provided, or create default shapes automatically when pasting, dragging in or inserting new content. Inspectors are provided to examine and adjust style and format settings of shapes, text and images.
iStudio Publisher can export colour managed PDF files suitable for use in a prepress workflow for professional print jobs. It can also export to booklet PDF, EPUB or RTF file. iStudio Publisher has an XML based file format and supports Unicode character encoding. However, it does not yet support complex script rendering and cannot be used for languages written with Arabic, Hebrew, Indic and East_Asian (CJK) writing systems.
The official user guide "Introduction to iStudio Publisher" has been produced using iStudio Publisher and can be downloaded from the developer's website in PDF format. Video tutorials and a Rapid Start Guide are also available.
The following image file formats can be inserted into iStudio Publisher documents:
|File Type||File Extension|
|AI - Adobe Illustrator Artwork||.ai|
|BMP - Windows Bitmap||.bmp|
|EPS - Encapsulated PostScript||.eps|
|GIF - Graphics Interchange Format||.gif|
|ICNS - Apple Icon Image||.icns|
|ICO - Windows icon||.ico|
|JPEG - Joint Photographic Experts Group||.jpeg, .jpg, .jpe, .jif, .jfif, .jfi|
|JPEG 2000 - JPEG 2000||.jp2, .j2k|
|PDF - Portable Document Format|
|PNG - Portable Network Graphics||.png|
|PSD - Adobe Photoshop||.psd, .psb|
|TIF, TIFF - Tagged Image File Format||.tif, .tiff|