April 29, 2013

Sneak Peek: QR Codes in InDesign

A treat for robots’ eyes:

Posted by John Nack at 10:13 AM on April 29, 2013

Comments

  • Victoria Bampton — 10:25 AM on April 29, 2013

    Excellent, that’ll save me some time! Now what are the chances of that shipping before I need to finish off my book? Somehow I’m guessing it’ll be the same day!

  • Ryan — 10:33 AM on April 29, 2013

    More awesome is the fact it looks like the rumors of it going to a cocoa app are true!

    [One of my little peeves is when people ask for a “Cocoa app,” instead of asking for whatever it is they actually want (something faster, more consistent with other Mac apps, etc.). Cocoa conversion can help with some things & hurt others (mostly by draining work away from other places you’d put your time). –J.]

    At least the interface was overhauled. As the app I spend 6-7 hours a day 5 days a week I can’t wait for it to finally get some love. It has been the step child for too long. A hugely awesome and powerful app that is for more than print.

    [Cool. –J.]

  • William Overington — 10:55 AM on April 29, 2013

    Some readers might like the following.

    http://forum.high-logic.com/viewtopic.php?p=16692#p16692

    There is a pdf document entitled as follows available from that post.

    a_simulation_about_an_idea_that_would_use_qr_codes.pdf

    There is also the following post.

    http://forum.high-logic.com/viewtopic.php?p=17393#p17393

    There is a pdf entitled as follows available from that post.

    experimental_table_top_for_telephoning_1200_by_800.pdf

    William Overington

    29 April 2013

  • Andrew Trembley — 5:43 PM on April 30, 2013

    Very cool…

    …but…

    …there’s an issue with the demo, particularly with the white QR code on a darker background. Yes, you can print it easy enough, but it’s not going to work on a lot of scanner apps.

    A few months back I did a project with QR codes printed on black cubes. I wanted a bright swirly blue code on a black ground, but I couldn’t get scanners to read it. It turns out the QR code standard assumes a dark code printed on a pale ground, and a lot of iPhone and Android scanner apps just aren’t smart enough to recognize an inverted code. I ended up having to use the blue swirly pattern as the ground, and print the code in black.

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