Drag and drop images from Lightroom library to Indesign

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Jun 29, 2022 Jun 29, 2022

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Please help! My usual workflow while working in MAC OS was drag and drop JPG images directly from Lightroom library to Indesign document (I am a photographer and make photobooks). After migrating to Win 10 this became no possible. Is this a problem with OS or settings? I can drag and drop only from Explorer.

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Jun 29, 2022 Jun 29, 2022

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Hi @NatalieTulip ,

there is also a place > InDesign command in Adobe Bridge for Windows 10 to the place cursor of an open InDesign document. Also possible: Drag & drop from Adobe Bridge.

 

Have Lightroom not installed on my Windows 10 machine, so I cannot test this.

 

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Uwe Laubender
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Jun 29, 2022 Jun 29, 2022

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Thanks, I know about Bridge possibility. I need Lightroom badly!

 

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I can test this later on a PC but use it all the time on my Mac system. I will report back...

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Jun 29, 2022 Jun 29, 2022

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Hi @NatalieTulip ,

installed Lightroom Classic on my Windows 10 machine.

Did a quick test to drag & drop an imported image file to my InDesign document.

No success. The place cursor of InDesign was not populated with the image.

 

FWIW: Could be, that I did something wrong. Did not use Lightroom in years…

 

Please post here, if you find a solution on a Windows machine.

Or if you get a hint if this feature was available in previous versions of Lightroom.

 

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Uwe Laubender
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Thanks for testing. I think there are not many ways to do it wrong (unless you tried to drag not jpg but some other format).. I don't know for previous versions cause used to do it with no problem in Mac OS. Should it be possible to request the official rep of  Adobe (Lightroom) app?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 30, 2022 Jun 30, 2022

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Hi @NatalieTulip ,

my tests were done with JPEG images.

Hm. Maybe it's better to look for a solution in the Lightroom Classic user forum or start a new thread there:

 

https://community.adobe.com/t5/lightroom-classic/ct-p/ct-lightroom-classic?page=1&sort=latest_replie...

 

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Uwe Laubender
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I always save or export an image first and use that.

You could access the Ligthroom C images via Bridge. And drag from there, if it is an importable file type for InDesign. I don't go that way as an external editing might break the database connection. Taking the image and placing would not be a problem. 

In many cases you might work with an image before placing and LR cannot handle PSD or layered files. Therefore it is better to export first and then use that image to leave the database intact.

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