Quick image adjustments in InDesign
Sometimes when creating a document I need to ever so slightly brighten the image or adjust the contrast, maybe increase the saturation; and standard workflow means pulling these up in Photoshop and applying the changes and the saving (often as a new file so as to preserve the original).
This always seems like alot of effort for something that I feel could be done on InDesigns side.
I am suggesting image quick adjustments.
So an image is coming out slightly too dark. No worries, right click, apply quick adjustments. A new tool box will open that will have basic image adjustments (brightness, contrast, saturation etc) all on sliders that one can apply to the selected image. These changes are then applied to the image non-destructively and can be edited or removed at any time.
The changes made should be able to be saved as object styles.
I feel this will increase work flow in a lot of design situations, be very user friendly so wont be any learning curve and keep InDesign ahead of the competition.
Thank you for voting for the feature request.
It will be helpful if you can add your responses for the below queries.
1. In the absence of this feature in InDesign – how do you make these adjustments today?
2. Once the image is imported into InDesign, what kind of adjustments do you mostly need?
3. On an average, in a project, how many images need adjustments once they are imported into InDesign?
Dayle “DonebyDayle” Ramsden commented
With a massive workload I feel that InDesign is just the fastest to get things done. But the lack of image editing tools and effects leaves me with an urge to try alternate programs.
Sharon Graubard commented
1. have to do to it in photoshop and re-import, usually skip it because of time.
2. Lighten and brighten
3. 20 to hundreds, for the work I do.
Greg Wells commented
this is "fakeable" with an effect.
Create a box with a black or gray fill. Import an image into that box.
select the image inside that box with the direct selection tool.
change the effect for the image itself (not the box the image is inside of) to "luminosity."
PLEASE implement a way to make an image grayscale in InDesign without having to open the image up in another app like Photoshop. This would be so easy to implement. It could be an effect. It could be a saturation slider like the opacity slider. It could be the same tool as it is in Illustrator. I've run into this issue multiple times, and it is a huge time suck to have to open the image and edit it separately.
LOL I came looking for a way to adjust an image in InDesign and stumbled upon this forum. Well 1. thanks for answering my question in an indirect way. 2. It's a shame this isn't a basic feature of InDesign.
I guess the powers that bee *cough cough Adobe cough* figure if they make this small change then users will ask for more features to be added to InDesign and/or reverse text/content/layout features be added to Photoshop.
However, I agree this and a few other editing options are no-brainers and should be included in InDesign rather than having to pull up a secondary app/program to accomplish simple tasks.
Oh sweet baby Jesus, how is this not in InDesign yet? I don't care how it works, please deliver on basic functionality. And if you think that aDjuStInG iMaGe HuE iS nOt bAsIc FuNcTiOnAlItY, then I will physically fight you. I do not want to open yet another programme (with different but equally awful zoom controls) just to carry this out.
I may or may not be screaming internally right now.
I had to do a document in Word recently and was surprised to see this function is possible there!
Absolutely agree. What a waste of energy to do simple image adjustment requires other apps to complete it. MS Word and even Excel have such basic feature.
Yes, please copy Affinity Designer's adjustment layers. Seriously, how behind the times is Adobe? This might be the last straw for me. Even Keynote blows away Indesign for this feature. It's a no-brainer. Learn what your users need day to day! I mean... you've had 20 years to figure this out.
I'm making a photo book series with thousands of photos. Having to add a bit of brightness to each photo outside of InDesign is going to put me in an early grave. As someone pointed out, even Word allows you to adjust brightness/contrast in their program. I can't think of a feature I'd want more than this.
I agree this would be an amazing InDesign feature to add. So unnecessary to have to bring up Photoshop for a few quick adjustments, save and then bring back into InDesign.
the workaround for this is ridiculously laborious
I request the simpliest thing ever: i want to adjust brightness of an image in Indesign. That's all!!! just adjust brightness !
Being able to change photos to Black and White without having to go into Photoshop. Adding an adjustment to Indesign like there is in Photoshop - this would be especially helpful when doing a 100+ document where all the images need to be black and white
InDesign is very poor in the image manipulation field (even Word is much more powerful in such area!)
make image manipulation stronger, like adding the ability to "recolor" or "desaturate"...
M. Robelin commented
Avoir la possibilité de jouer sur le contraste, la lumière, la saturation et la teinte des couleurs dans le nuancier