How to change image and frame size together?

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Feb 26, 2016 Feb 26, 2016

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I placed a new image into my InDesign document. Now when I try to resize this image using the points on the corner, it is resizing only the frame and causing my image to cut off. How can I make sure both the image and frame are being resized instead of just one?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 26, 2016 Feb 26, 2016

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Hold down the command key / ctrl key, wait 3 seconds and change frame.

If this fails (what sometimes happen), select the frame, in the application bar (control bar at the top) check Autor-fit. Then resize.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 22, 2022 Mar 22, 2022

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There's a blue frame and a brown frame.  If you have the brown frame selected, it seems that that is the image, and however you move or resize it, it will always be clipped by the blue frame which is the containing object (even though you can't see them separately in the list of layers).

 

If you manage to get the blue frame selected, you can resize or move both together.

 

I fiddled around for ages and eventually managed to get this working after unchecking and rechecking 'auto-fit', then found I could get blue frame selected with regular selection tool (black arrow) which I could not before.

I have InDesign 2014.  I don't know if these usability bugs and UX issues have been addressed since then, but as a result of them I prefer to use Illustrator as much as possible.

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Mar 22, 2022 Mar 22, 2022

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Aha.  When using Selection Tool you need to avoid clicking in the centre of the thing you want to resize or move.  If you get a 'hand' (AKA pointer - not the default arrow) cursor when hovering you need to move to the edge to get the black arrow selection cursor to select the object usefully.

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Feb 26, 2016 Feb 26, 2016

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Use the Free Transform tool (E) instead of the Selection tool (V).

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Mentor ,
Feb 26, 2016 Feb 26, 2016

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Hey, isn't the easiest and fastest way to do this Ctrl (Cmd) + Shift + dragging a handle?

Ctrl (Cmd) here is for resizing frame and content simultaneously, Shift - for maintaining original proportions.

No special selections or waiting needed.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 26, 2016 Feb 26, 2016

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Hey, isn't the easiest and fastest way to do this Ctrl (Cmd) + Shift + dragging a handle?

Brandon is placing an image, so what happens depends on what tool happens to be selected during the place.

So if I have the white Direct Selection tool (or most other tools) active during the place and then Command-Shift drag, l get this:

Screen Shot 2016-02-26 at 6.15.33 PM.png

With the Text tool active I get this and is what Brandon is describing:

Screen Shot 2016-02-26 at 6.24.42 PM.png

Command-Shift Works when the black Selection tool is active, so I can hit V to get it, or E to get Transform. With Transform all I need is Shift to constrain, and then it has the advantage of rotations and shears

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Oct 21, 2020 Oct 21, 2020

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that what I exactly want to know

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Feb 26, 2016 Feb 26, 2016

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Ctrl+Shift (Cmd+Shift) to change image size proportionally.

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