Photos Glitching When Placed in Indesign - Black Grey, Static-y Lines

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I am creating an InDesign document with about 30 images placed on 2 pages. All of a sudden when I try to place images, they appear grey black white or have lines, or appear static-y. They never ressemble the actual photo. 

 

I have tried: 

-updated my OS to Monterey 

-updated InDesign to latest version 

-turned off GPU performance 

 

I am worried somehow the file is glitched. When I completely quit the program, reopen with a new clean file, then place a photo it works. I open my other file and try to place a photo in there, it glitches. I close that file and go back to clean file, will no longer place, glitches there too. Previously placed photos always remain. Just newly added photos glitch. 

 

 

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Try trashing your InDesign preferences. Hopefully, reverting the program to its defaults can fix this behavior.

To do so on a Mac:

The User Library folder in which InDesign’s preferences are stored is hidden by default on most Macintoshes. To access it make sure that InDesign is closed and click on the desktop to launch a Finder Window (Command-N). With this window in column view follow the path User>Home folder (it’s the folder with an icon that looks like a house—it may have the user’s name rather than “Home”) and click on the Home folder. With the Option Key pressed choose Library from the Finder Go Menu. “Library” will now appear within the Home folder. Within the Library folder find the folder called Preferences and within it find the folder called “Adobe InDesign” and the file called “com.adobe.InDesign.plist” and delete both that folder and that file. When InDesign is next launched it will create new preference files and the program will be restored to its defaults.

The advantage of manually deleting preference files in this manner is that after you’ve reset up the program (make sure that no document window is open) to your liking, you can create copies of your personalized “mint” preference files (make sure that you quit the program before copying them—that finalizes your customization) and use them in the future to replace any corrupt versions you may need to delete.

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