Some of the interface enhancements include:
- A picture content tool for moving, rotating, and scaling images in real-time
- New Bézier Pen Tools
- An enhanced measurements palette with new controls for modifying drop-shadows
- Drag-and-drop from the desktop, Adobe Bridge, iPhoto, MIcrosoft Word, and the hundreds of other applications that support drag-and-drop
- Instant access to master pages and exports to PDF, SWF, HTML and EPS
Quark also noted that designers who purchase QuarkXPress 7 at regular price between today and August 1, 2008 and those who purchased QuarkXPress 7 or an upgrade between May 1 and today will receive the upgrade for free. The package is expected to ship within 60 days, and no final pricing has been announced.
Thanks to Ling for the tip!
Update: Jay Nelson has a huge writeup of QXP8's features at Planet Quark.