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Replace JPEG resets sizing

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Jun 04, 2021 Jun 04, 2021

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Long time InDesign CS6 user here, upgraded to Creative Cloud a couple months ago and getting used to what's new. Just noticed some behaviour that's not usual from CS6...

 

I have an image frame with a JPEG inside, scaled to 78%. I then go File > Place and choose a different JPEG image that is exactly the same dimensions of the first - it's just a different variation. But after I place it, the image sizing is reset to 100%. It didn't used to do that in CS6. A workaround it to relink with the Links panel and choose the new file. Then the sizing is kept.

 

So is this the way it's supposed to work? I see there's a setting for it in Preferences so it doesn't seem right to me.

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Jun 04, 2021 Jun 04, 2021

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I'm not able to replicate the issue. The scale is kept on my computer when I replace an image.

You could try resetting preferences. https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/indesign-preferences-support-file-locations.html

 

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Jun 05, 2021 Jun 05, 2021

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Is it happening with all your image boxes? Maybe you need to delete the box and add it back in to stop the glitch. That is what I do when I have a size replacement issue.

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Jun 05, 2021 Jun 05, 2021

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Okay, on further inspection it looks to be just this one image. I didn't create the file. I took over from someone else. Something else was strange about the images frame... fitting the frame to the image made the frame a lot bigger than the image actually is. I don't know why it's doing that. I deleted the frame and re-placed the image and all is well.

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Jun 07, 2021 Jun 07, 2021

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Hi Jeremy,

maybe the frame had "Content-Aware Fit" applied?

A new feature with InDesign CC 2019 and above:

https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/how-to/recompose-image-catalogs-sensei.html

 

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Uwe Laubender

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Jun 07, 2021 Jun 07, 2021

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I sort of figured it out. It wasn't Content Aware or Frame fitting. It seemed the image was placed in a frame within a frame. I don't know why, nor how you can do that, but I could use the Direct Selection tool to see the second frame, select it and cut it from the surrounding frame, then paste outside of it.

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Jun 07, 2021 Jun 07, 2021

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"I don't know why, nor how you can do that…"

 

Hi Jeremy,

for the how: simply select a frame with an image on the page.

Cut it to the clipboard, select an empty frame, and do Edit > Paste Into

 

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Jun 08, 2021 Jun 08, 2021

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Thanks, I didn't know you could do this and I've been using InDesign since version 2. Unless it's a recent addition?

 

I'm not sure when I'd want to do that either, and I'm not sure why the file I was given had it that way too.

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Jun 08, 2021 Jun 08, 2021

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I'm not sure when I'd want to do that either…


By @Jeremy AB

We do that all the time where I work. We do grocery ads that sometimes have blocks that we do with an image frame with a stroke. You can group several items, cut or copy them and paste into the frame with the stroke. Now you have the advantage of all of the fitting commands to the group that can speed up placement you wouldn't get if you just placed the images within the bounds of the stroke, but not directly in the frame. You can also apply an effect to an outer frame and paste into it a frame that has cropping that you couldn't do with a single frame. It really depends on what you want or need to do, but there are plenty of things I wouldn't imagine doing because the need never presented itself.

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Jun 09, 2021 Jun 09, 2021

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"Thanks, I didn't know you could do this and I've been using InDesign since version 2. Unless it's a recent addition?"

 

Hm, I'm not sure, but I think this feature was already there with InDesign version 3.

Maybe from the start?

 

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Uwe Laubender

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