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Need help placing JPG and other file formats into InDesign CS5.5

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I recently had to get a new computer and install a legacy copy of CS5.5 on it. On my old computer running the CS 5 I could always place any graphic file format into InDesign. Now on my new version it shows some files as grayed out as if that format cannot be placed/imported. 

 

It doesn't show all JPGs as grayed out. Just some... so strange and frustrating. 

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You obviously have CS 5 running on your current version of OSX, and some JPGs in the Finder are showing as placeable. Have you tried opening the grayed out JPGs in Photoshop and resaving them? Perhaps they are corrupt or have the wrong file extension? There is no advantage in placing JPGS, so maybe try resaving as PSDs?

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Need help placing JPG and other file formats into InDesign CS5.5

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I recently had to get a new computer and install a legacy copy of CS5.5 on it. On my old computer running the CS 5 I could always place any graphic file format into InDesign. Now on my new version it shows some files as grayed out as if that format cannot be placed/imported. 

 

It doesn't show all JPGs as grayed out. Just some... so strange and frustrating. 

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Correct answer by rob day | Adobe Community Professional

You obviously have CS 5 running on your current version of OSX, and some JPGs in the Finder are showing as placeable. Have you tried opening the grayed out JPGs in Photoshop and resaving them? Perhaps they are corrupt or have the wrong file extension? There is no advantage in placing JPGS, so maybe try resaving as PSDs?

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CS5.5 is not supported under any current Mac or Windows operating system.

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You need to upgrade to InDesign 2020 to match your computer OS.

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You obviously have CS 5 running on your current version of OSX, and some JPGs in the Finder are showing as placeable. Have you tried opening the grayed out JPGs in Photoshop and resaving them? Perhaps they are corrupt or have the wrong file extension? There is no advantage in placing JPGS, so maybe try resaving as PSDs?

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This is very helpful. I tried just opening one of the JPGs in Photoshop and resaving and that didn't work. I may copy into a new Photoshop doc and save as JPG or PSD and see what I can get to work. 

 

I can't afford to pay for Creative Cloud so I can't upgrade anything and risk not being able to run what I already have. So far this importing problem is the only issue that has arose. 

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You have CustomColors.indd, CustomColors.pdf, and CustomColors.jpg. Was the CustomColors.jpg an Export from the InDesign file? 

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The JPGs that don't work may all be ones originally exported from InDesign CS 5

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Have you tried opening the problem jpegs in Photoshop?

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