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New Here ,
May 23, 2021 May 23, 2021

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My indesign is up-to-date. I am having an issue with resizing my images. Each time I attempt to resize an image, it crops it instead. Does anyone knows what the problem may be?

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Adobe Community Professional , May 23, 2021 May 23, 2021
Hi @Puertorifa86: Everything in InDesign is in a frame, including images. If you grab the frame containing the image, and make it smaller, it will crop the image. Instead, hover over the image and the Content Grabber will appear (it looks like a donut in the center of the image). Clicking the Content Grabber will select the image inside the frame. Now you can grab the image handles and resize the image without adjusting the frame.  ~Barb 

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May 23, 2021 May 23, 2021

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Hi @Puertorifa86:

 

Everything in InDesign is in a frame, including images.

 

If you grab the frame containing the image, and make it smaller, it will crop the image.

 

Instead, hover over the image and the Content Grabber will appear (it looks like a donut in the center of the image). Clicking the Content Grabber will select the image inside the frame. Now you can grab the image handles and resize the image without adjusting the frame. 

 

~Barb 

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May 23, 2021 May 23, 2021

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Thank you. That worked!

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May 23, 2021 May 23, 2021

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Assuming you want to resize the image AND frame, hold down the Control-Shift (Win) or Command-Shift (Mac) keys while dragging a corner handle. Hold down the keys before grabbing the corner; make sure you let go of the mouse and then the keys when finished. 

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New Here ,
Aug 12, 2021 Aug 12, 2021

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I'm suddenly having issues with this. No matter what I do, the shift/command isn't working. It just crops the image. Could there be another way to fix this problem? Thanks!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 12, 2021 Aug 12, 2021

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Do you happen to have a Bluetooth keyboard?

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New Here ,
Aug 12, 2021 Aug 12, 2021

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No. I'm working on my MacBook Pro. I changed the default to autofit proportionally to frame and it seems to be working.

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New Here ,
Aug 12, 2021 Aug 12, 2021

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I tried an external mouse thinking it was the touch pad, but it didn't make a difference. Maybe I lost automatic settings that I've had all along and didn't realize it. It's possible. I've only been working in InDesign for a little over a year. Lots to learn!

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Aug 12, 2021 Aug 12, 2021

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I was thinking of something that gets me all the time--weak batteries.

 

Anyway, did you try the ol' standby--rebuilding your preferences?

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Aug 12, 2021 Aug 12, 2021

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My computer is scheduled to update tonight. I think I'll close everything down and start fresh tomorrow. I'll take a look at the preferences and then use the autofit. 

 

Thanks so much for all your help!

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