Welcome Dialog

Welcome to the Community!

We have a brand new look! Take a tour with us and explore the latest updates on Adobe Support Community.


QR codes - customizing

New Here ,
Jan 05, 2021 Jan 05, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Is it possible to customize QR codes in Indesign CC2019 or will it be in future versions? We currently pay for our QRs to be made. The only benefit to the subscription is that we can customize and put the our logo in the center.  Please advise.
Thank you,

Jill

 

[This is a public forum. Identifying information was removed from your signature by the moderator, for your safety.]

TOPICS
Feature request, How to, Performance, Scripting, Server developers

Views

410

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines

correct answers 1 Correct answer

Engaged , Jan 06, 2021 Jan 06, 2021
Yes, it is possible to customize QR codes IF you created them in InDesign. Just select the QR code and the same menu item (Objects - Generate QR Code) you used for creating becomes "Edit QR Code" (or just Right-Click the QR Code -> Edit QR Code) Placing a logo on top you have to do manually nevertheless. Off topic: paying for QR codes?! There are ton's of good free QR code generator websites out there.

Likes

Translate

Translate
Engaged ,
Jan 06, 2021 Jan 06, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Yes, it is possible to customize QR codes IF you created them in InDesign.
Just select the QR code and the same menu item (Objects - Generate QR Code) you used for creating becomes "Edit QR Code" (or just Right-Click the QR Code -> Edit QR Code)

Placing a logo on top you have to do manually nevertheless.


Off topic: paying for QR codes?! There are ton's of good free QR code generator websites out there.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 23, 2021 Mar 23, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

But Jens,

wouldn't placing a logo on top of the code obscure some of the code so the code itself is rendered useless?

As I understood our OP, Jill is able to construct codes where the center of the square is just the company logo.

 

Hm…

Or are parts of the code are rendered in a different color and this shapes the company logo?

To Jill: Could you post a screenshot of a QR code with the company logo?

 

Thanks,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

 

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Engaged ,
Mar 31, 2021 Mar 31, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

LATEST

@Laubender 

wouldn't placing a logo on top of the code obscure some of the code so the code itself is rendered useless?

True, if you obscure too much of the code. That's a little bit of trial and error how big you can make your logo. Always test it with different QR code readers/smartphones.


I must admit, I never tried it with InDesign created QR codes, so I don't know what redundancy / error leveling InDesign uses. The higher the error level the more the code is readable if some elements are not readable/missing.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
New Here ,
Mar 24, 2021 Mar 24, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Placed logo in Illustrator after creating QR code in Indesign. - worked!

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 06, 2021 Jan 06, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Other than the data type, there is no customization of a QR code.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
New Here ,
Mar 23, 2021 Mar 23, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Jeffrey Smith - Are you saying that I should not manually place a logo on a QR code? 

 

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 24, 2021 Mar 24, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Today, customer provided a QR code with logo over top of code, obscuring the code. To my surprise, it scanned.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines