InDesign Not Opening Images

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When I try to open a file in InDesign I receive the message "Cannot open the file xyz.jpg. Adobe InDesign may not support the file format, the plug-in that supports the file format may be missing, or the file may be open in another application." I also saved it as a .png in PS and tried to open the png and I get the same message. I have uninstalled and reinstalled InDesign. I have also restarted my computer. Any other ideas? 

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You can't open image files, you have to place them.
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InDesign Not Opening Images

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When I try to open a file in InDesign I receive the message "Cannot open the file xyz.jpg. Adobe InDesign may not support the file format, the plug-in that supports the file format may be missing, or the file may be open in another application." I also saved it as a .png in PS and tried to open the png and I get the same message. I have uninstalled and reinstalled InDesign. I have also restarted my computer. Any other ideas? 

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You can't open image files, you have to place them.
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You can't open image files, you have to place them.

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How do I place images in Indesign 2015? I don't see the equivalent to Quick Actions.

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The same way you'd do it in every other version...file >place.

And I might add that if you're having trouble with this, you're going to need some training or at the very least a good book.

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Hi Bob, I'm trying to work my through a beginners tut. Not all things are as obvious as intended. Thanks.

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If something like this is unclear...that's one crappy tutorial.

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I've stumbled around to find the way. Thanks.

 

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Thank you. Yeah, I am a newbie and figured you could just drag and drop like PS. I am starting tutorials this week. Obviously I need them. Ha. 

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You can drag and drop but you need to do so with a document open.

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