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Hi!

I used to work with an older version of InDesign. When I would resize an image, or move it within a frame, I could see the actual image grow, shrink or move while doing it - which was very useful. In the new version, when I resize or move an image it only shows me the borders, with the image looking the same until I let go the mouse and then the image jumps from its old placement/size to the new one. You don't actually see what your reframing/moving does to the image while repositioning it. Am I doing somehtign wrong? Is there something I can do so that I can see the image evolve while doing this action?

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Nothing has changed: either check your preferences as shown in the screen shot below

Capture d’écran 2020-09-25 à 20.59.07.jpg

but I would not recommand this option. Better choice is to wait a few seconds before moving or resizing the image and you will see the image moving and/or resizing.

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Issue seeing images resize in live

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Hi!

I used to work with an older version of InDesign. When I would resize an image, or move it within a frame, I could see the actual image grow, shrink or move while doing it - which was very useful. In the new version, when I resize or move an image it only shows me the borders, with the image looking the same until I let go the mouse and then the image jumps from its old placement/size to the new one. You don't actually see what your reframing/moving does to the image while repositioning it. Am I doing somehtign wrong? Is there something I can do so that I can see the image evolve while doing this action?

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Correct answer by jmlevy | Adobe Community Professional

Nothing has changed: either check your preferences as shown in the screen shot below

Capture d’écran 2020-09-25 à 20.59.07.jpg

but I would not recommand this option. Better choice is to wait a few seconds before moving or resizing the image and you will see the image moving and/or resizing.

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Nothing has changed: either check your preferences as shown in the screen shot below

Capture d’écran 2020-09-25 à 20.59.07.jpg

but I would not recommand this option. Better choice is to wait a few seconds before moving or resizing the image and you will see the image moving and/or resizing.

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Thanks so much - that's exactly what I was looking for!

 

Why don't you recommend it?

 

 

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It's a question of timing. I demo'd the two options, below.

 

In the first, I move my mouse as I press down my mouse button—you see the outline. In the second, I hold the mouse button down and count to two, then move my mouse—you can see the actual image. 

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~Barb 

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Thanks for that!

 

What's the advantage of setting the preferences to "delayed" live screen drawing, where I hold down the mouse 2 seconds before moving it, as opposed to the "immediate" version?

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Because setting the preferences to “immediate” create problems. It often slows down InDesign because InDesign has to redraw dynamically the preview each time you make a modification on the page. If you choose “delayed” you have the choice to see the move or not, depending on you wait a few seconds or not before you move.

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Hi Marc-Edouard:

 

I'm not aware of any issues setting the preference – let's let JMLevy weigh in on his statement–but I just don't bother with that preference. I can decide on the fly which one I want, so that's how I've always handled it, starting way back in PageMaker.

 

~Barb

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