Select multiple pictures with Direct Selection tool

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Jun 30, 2022 Jun 30, 2022

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Is it possible to select multiple images inside af frame with the Direct Selection tool without holding shift down while clicking on each? 

You kan easily mark all the frames on a page with ctrl+A or by dragging the Selection tool over the objects. But is there also an easy way to mark all of the pictures inside the frames?

I often use this to move or scale pictures inside a frame the same, but it takes a lot of time to mark each pictures by holding shift down and click on each.

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 30, 2022 Jun 30, 2022

Hi @Sylle ,

yes, that's possible. It's a two-step process.

[1] Select all graphic frames that contain the images with the Direct Selection tool.

[2] Go to main menu Object > Select > Contents

( There is a keyboard shortcut for this, usually Shift + Esc )

 

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Uwe Laubender
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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 30, 2022 Jun 30, 2022

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In step [1] you can do the selection also with the Selection tool.

But if, for whatever reason, you need the Direct Selection tool after step [2], you have to switch from the Selection tool to the Direct Selection tool. You can do this with keyboard shortcut A.

 

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Uwe Laubender
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alas, no. Direct Selection Tool's name means that it takes just one object at once.

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Hi @Sylle ,

yes, that's possible. It's a two-step process.

[1] Select all graphic frames that contain the images with the Direct Selection tool.

[2] Go to main menu Object > Select > Contents

( There is a keyboard shortcut for this, usually Shift + Esc )

 

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Uwe Laubender
( Adobe Community Professional )

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Adding this:

In step [1] you can do the selection also with the Selection tool.

But if, for whatever reason, you need the Direct Selection tool after step [2], you have to switch from the Selection tool to the Direct Selection tool. You can do this with keyboard shortcut A.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender
( Adobe Community Professional )

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Hi Uwe,

Thank you, thank you thank you! This is so helpfull and works like a charm - you just made my working process so much easier 🙂

Regards,

Janni Holst

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