Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Managing image links, part of Designing a Magazine Layout (2009).
As I am sure you are probably aware, when you Drag-and-Drop an image from…Bridge into InDesign, you create a link to that file and InDesign needs to know…where those images are, so you can't go and delete them. Those images need to…move with your InDesign document, should you move it anywhere to a different location.…The links need to be up-to-date and we use the Links panel to manage our image links. …If I open the Links panel, here is a list of all of the images that have…been placed into the layout and here we have a link to their specific location,…so if I were to Click on that, then I would jump to that particular link.…
But we can use the links to our advantage, should we need to edit any of these…images that are in the layout in place. And that's what I am going to do here.…So I am going to go back to Fit in Window view for that spread and I would like…to edit this image of Downtown, San Francisco and to do that, I need to hold…down my Alt key and then Double-Click on the image and it will open up in Photoshop.…
- Identifying the common parts of a magazine feature article
- Creating an efficient workflow using Bridge
- Designing with bleeds and crossovers
- Creating and applying paragraph, character, and object styles
- Designing and working with a baseline grid
- Preflighting documents
- Creating print-ready PDFs
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: The instructor explains that doubling-clicking on an image while holding down the Option key on a Mac will automatically open the image in Photoshop. However, the image opens into Preview instead. Why is this happening?
A: Before this feature will work, the correct file type associations must be set up, so that TIFs and JPEGs open with Photoshop and not with Preview.
From the Finder, select any JPEG or TIF file, then Choose File > Get Info. From the Open With drop down menu, choose Photoshop and click the Change All button. Repeat this process for each of the different file types you want use. You need only do this once and it should work from now on.
1. Document Essentials
2. Working with Images
3. Working with Text
4. Designing Page Elements
5. Proofing and Output
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