LinkOptimizer 6 Version Control

LinkOptimizer 6 Version Control

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Apr 24, 2024

Fixed processing errors that could happen in InDesign 19.4 and later.

Previous Updates


Mar 27, 2024

Conversion of HEIC images to other formats.


Jan 7, 2023

Addressed appearance issues that could occur on forthcoming macOS 14.3.


Dec 23, 2023

Fixed some incorrect info in a Photoshop action error message.


Dec 22, 2023

Fixed an issue where an error occurred when processing Bitmap images in Photoshop if a layer-related option was checked in LinkOptimizer preset.


Nov 4, 2023

Fixed progress indicator appearance issues on macOS Sonoma.


Sep 20, 2023

Support for InDesign / Photoshop 2024.


Sep 8, 2023

Improved error message for a file saving error that can be issued by a Photoshop action.


Sep 4, 2023

Addressed a bug introduced by Apple on macOS Ventura that prevented LinkOptimizer from displaying alerts during image processing, which could stall the app.


Jul 30, 2023

The Choose Photoshop button in Preferences now always defaults to the Applications folder.

Improved error message in rare cases where LinkOptimizer cannot be open due to a “Resource busy” error.

Support for forthcoming macOS 14 Sonoma


Mar 27, 2023

Fixed an issue where sharpening filters could be applied twice to the top layer of a layered image if the file contained a hidden layer.

Fixed an issue where an authorization error message mentioned “Photoshop 2020” regardless of the actual version of Photoshop used.

Fixed an issue where LinkOptimizer always opened the default Photoshop version for authorization regardless of the version selected in Preferences.


Mar 6, 2023

Fixed an issue in which LinkOptimizer didn’t remember the chosen optimized links folder in presets.

Fixed a crash that could happen on attempt to display a tool tip for a clickable link-style folder path.


Feb 21, 2023

Addressed an InDesign issue in which Zevrix menu wasn’t always removed after deleting the plug-in.


Feb 18, 2023

When converting images to a different format, LinkOptimizer will now automatically change 16 and 32-bit images to 8-bit when needed. This is required, for example, when converting 16-bit TIFF or PSD to JPEG. In previous versions, attempts to convert such images interrupted processing with the Save As dialog in Photoshop.


Feb 13, 2023

Computer name is now automatically assigned to new activations, which makes it easier to identify installations in the License Portal.


Oct 19, 2022

Support for InDesign/Photoshop 2023.

Last remaining alert dialogs converted to improved design (instead of poorly redesigned alert introduced by Apple on macOS Big Sur).


Sep 19, 2022

JPEGs are now always resaved in Photoshop by default to avoid the Save As dialog that Photoshop may present on attempt to save  JPEGs that originated in digital cameras and some other sources.

Added info on ignoring links placed from CC Libraries.

Added info on ignoring links placed from CC Libraries.

Minor UI fixes.

“InDesign file already exists” alert is now also presented as an improved-style dialog (instead of Apple’s default poorly designed alert).

Improved error message for an InDesign relinking error.

Fixed an error that could happen under some rare combination of settings.

Fixed an incorrect tooltip.


Aug 29, 2022

LinkOptimizer now shows a window with detailed error info when granting Full Disk Access to LinkOptimizer is required in order to allow file copying. This error can happen, in particular, if the user disallowed Full Disk Access permission earlier while dismissing one of Apple’s confusing permission request dialogs. The new window allows users to automatically open the Privacy settings of System Preferences and then grant Full Disk Access to LinkOptimizer.


Aug 23, 2022

LinkOptimizer now automatically disables Camera Raw support for TIFF and JPEG in Photoshop to avoid opening files in the Camera Raw interface, which disrupts processing. The original Camera Raw preferences are restored after processing.

Fixed an error that could happen on attempt to optimize an unsaved [Converted] file.


Aug 14, 2022

More informative error messages that are presented on rare occasions when the original files could not be copied into backup folder.


Jul 27, 2022

Fixed incorrect info on file deletion in an error dialog.


Mar 22, 2022

Cloud-based images placed from CC Libraries are now ignored. In previous versions an error occurred on attempt to process cloud-based images.


Jan 30, 2022

Improved conditions for triggering manual activation.

Removed an incorrect tool tip.

System Events app not utilized anymore, which eliminates the need to authorize the access to the app. This also improves performance and eliminates some potential errors.


Dec 15, 2021

Improved check for file existence during processing.


Dec 13, 2021

Fixed an issue in which the OK button in the Conversion Settings window didn’t function on macOS Monterey (due to a bug in Monterey).


Dec 6, 2021

A temporary cache directory path was corrected.

Fixed the appearance of text fields in dark mode on Monterey.


Nov 13, 2021

Native support for Apple Silicon architecture (earlier announcement was premature).

Fixed incorrect tool tip.

Improved startup script.


Oct 27, 2021

Support for InDesign 2022.

Support for macOS Monterey.


Oct 22, 2021

Spin indicator when filtering links.

Links filtering is now much faster.


Oct 18, 2021

Filter links by name.

Improved appearance of buttons, text fields and tables on Big Sur.


Sep 3, 2021

Fixed an issue in which the document’s original non-inches measurements units weren’t restored after processing.


Jul 19, 2021

Fixed an issue in which the Process button became unresponsive after clicking Stop in the alert informing of existing images.

Fixed a conflict between the crop and scale settings for certain link cases.

Fixed an issue in which some images that didn’t require resolution change but did require cropping weren’t resized correctly upon relinking.


Jul 10, 2021

Apple’s disgraceful alert dialogs introduced on Big Sur are replaced with custom dialogs that restore the human-oriented design and layout from pre-Big Sur systems.

Improved logging of certain actions.

Fixed an issue in which a timeout error could happen when duplicating particularly large InDesign documents (hundreds of megabytes).

Fixed an issue in which the Process button could be disabled after analyzing a document with thousands of links.


Jun 18, 2021

Fixed an issue in which the Manage Activations window couldn’t be used under dark mode.


May 29, 2021

Expansion tooltips added to link info fields.

CMYK images are now ignored if the format conversion is set to PNG without enabling an appropriate color conversion.

Fixed an issue on macOS Mojave in which LinkOptimizer could stall before opening the Links window after completing processing.


Mar 14, 2021

Fixed an issue in which an error related to modified links appeared before the end of processing.


Mar 23, 2021

Expansion tool tips added to the Link Info fields.

Fixed an issue in which LinkOptimizer optimized the resolution of links whose effective resolution differs from the target resolution by less than 10 dpi while such links should not be processed for resolution change. This issue could cause the link to move in its frame after processing if processing also included running a Photoshop action that changed the image resolution.


Mar 9, 2021

The Release Notes button now points to the new LinkOptimizer 6 release notes page.

User guide is now web-based (instead of a PDF file).

UI fixes.


Mar 3, 2021

Fixed an issue in which an error occurred when relinking images with quotes and backward slashes (“, \) in their path. 

Updated user guide.

Updated version history page.


Feb 13, 2021 [initial release]

Sync settings presets across multiple Macs via iCloud.

Preserve PSD layer visibility applied in InDesign.

Relink duplicates to a single file (Edit/Convert operations only).

Dark mode support.

Select dark/light appearance independently of the current system mode.

Save presets automatically.

Choose Photoshop version.

Basic AppleScript support.

The option to close documents open in Photoshop automatically before processing.

Quit button in the main window.

Many performance/stability improvements.


Feb 12, 2021

LinkOptimizer doesn’t attempt to apply sharpening filters to monochrome images anymore.

The option to close Photoshop documents without saving and proceed if any files are open in Photoshop before processing.

Improved reporting of open unsaved [Converted] files.