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InDesign 18.2.1 : layered PNG mage in Fireworks CS6 not importable into the document

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Mar 16, 2023 Mar 16, 2023

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Mar 16, 2023 Mar 16, 2023

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Flatten it.

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Mar 17, 2023 Mar 17, 2023

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I know, I can make the PNG flat. But these images have worked well for many years, and my image archive for my documents has thousands of these PNGs made with Adobe Fireworks CS6. Why, since this latest update, have old documents become unusable in Adobe Indesign? I don't see a logical reason.

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Mar 17, 2023 Mar 17, 2023

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Is it just this document or is it all documents that are throwing that error?

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Mar 17, 2023 Mar 17, 2023

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All InDesign documents (olders and new) only after the last InDesign update. Even opening an old document, I can no longer export it to PDF for distribution.

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Mar 17, 2023 Mar 17, 2023

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I would call layered PNGs from Adobe Fireworks CS6 are a non-standard format. I've never encountered them before, and I've never seen that listed in any Adobe documentation as a supported format for InDesign. You've probably just been lucky so far. I'll bet in the future you'll just need to convert them to layered PSD files which definitely are supported.

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Mar 17, 2023 Mar 17, 2023

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If the bug is not fixed, making the InDesign documents (in our archives more than 10 years long) no longer usable, until after a conspicuous amount of work hours (to make all the PNG -> new PSD images layered, and then update all links), I think I will change working suite. If I have to start all over again, I might as well start on a new basis.

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Mar 17, 2023 Mar 17, 2023

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And how much work would that entail? A lot more than flattening a bunch of PNGs which could probably be automated.

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Mar 17, 2023 Mar 17, 2023

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Yeah 😉 it can be fully automated:

  • open INDD file,
  • check for PNG files,
  • open them in Photoshop,
  • flatten,
  • save as PSD,
  • relink,
  • save INDD file. 

 

Exactly like it can be done in my ID-Tasker 😉 

 

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Mar 17, 2023 Mar 17, 2023

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Here's what I would do...create an action to either flatten the PNGs or save as PSD. Create a smart folder in Bridge and search for all of these PNGs and run that action on it. If you go with PSD, whenever you open an old INDD file displaying an error with those files, use the Relink File Extension command from the links panel.

 

If you flatten the PNGs, you'll get a modified file alert and you can update the links. 

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Mar 17, 2023 Mar 17, 2023

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Hi @Demak5C1F , By layered do you mean layers as in Photoshop layers, or a PNG with transparency? I’ve never seen a PNG with layers, and if I try to save a layered document out of Photoshop in the PNG format, I’m forced to save a copy and there is no Layers option in the Save dialog. Could you share one of the problem PNGS?

 

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Mar 17, 2023 Mar 17, 2023

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Looks like it's possible to save it from Adobe Fireworks CS6. 

 

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Mar 17, 2023 Mar 17, 2023

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Layered PNGs were indeed a Fireworks thing but I do not believe they were ever intended for this kind of use.

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Mar 17, 2023 Mar 17, 2023

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Are the layers there if you open the PNG into Photoshop?

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Mar 18, 2023 Mar 18, 2023

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I have no idea. I never really got into Fireworks. It was a web tool. By the time I got into the web, the capabilities I needed were available without it.

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