Replacing images in Indesign CC 2019 using drag and drop

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Oct 22, 2018

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I just updated my indesign app and now I can't drag and drop images into a frame like i previously could... Now every time I drag and drop an image, it creates a brand new frame. Is there a setting I'm missing that I need to change? Or is this feature been completely abandoned?

Please help!

I was having the same problem with illustrator 2019. It turns out i has a locked layer selected. Make sure to unlock the layer or choose one that is unlocked then drag and drop all the images you want! Cheers!

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Replacing images in Indesign CC 2019 using drag and drop

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I just updated my indesign app and now I can't drag and drop images into a frame like i previously could... Now every time I drag and drop an image, it creates a brand new frame. Is there a setting I'm missing that I need to change? Or is this feature been completely abandoned?

Please help!

I was having the same problem with illustrator 2019. It turns out i has a locked layer selected. Make sure to unlock the layer or choose one that is unlocked then drag and drop all the images you want! Cheers!

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Hi Shannon,

just tested drag & drop to an empty frame or to a frame where an image already resides.

No problems found. Working as before. I am on WIndows 10 with InDesign CC 2019 German.

What's your operating system?

What kind of image files are you trying to drop to your layout?

Hm. Perhaps the frame where you like to drop the image to is locked?

Regards,
Uwe

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I'm having the same problem since I upgraded to Mojave (10.14.1) late last week. I'm using the latest version of InDesign CC.

I've always copied photo comps directly from a site like iStock and pasted them into frames until clients approve them. Once approved by the client, I purchase and download stock photos and convert them into 300 dpi, CMYK .jpgs in Photoshop. I then drag the final .jpg images from a Finder window directly into InDesign, where they would replace the comp images.

Now, instead of replacing the comp images, a brand new frame is created when I try to drag in the final photos. The photo frames are not locked. I can still import images using the Place function, but prefer the drag and drop method from Finder because it's faster.

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I was having the same problem with illustrator 2019. It turns out i has a locked layer selected. Make sure to unlock the layer or choose one that is unlocked then drag and drop all the images you want! Cheers!

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I was having the same issue, the problem was in the layers.

 

I had more than one layer. The existing box image was on the layer #2 below/under the extra layers. So when I drop the image, it was trying to place the image on the top layer #1. 

I've locked the layer #1 and now it works. 

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