Clipping masks with varied transparency
The ability to apply an image as a clipping mask to another image from within InDesign instead of needing to rely on other software like Photoshop would be really helpful.
I have hundreds of pages that need editing together with 1 - 3 images per page. Each of these images needs a png applied to them as a clipping mask with the text positioned around them. Currently the only way to do this in InDesign is to import something like a .psd file that you can't make live edits on. Constantly flicking between different software to get the layout right for a page is really time consuming.
Affinity Publisher allows this really easily by simply right clicking an image in the layers panel and selecting Mask to Below. It would be great to see InDesign implement this is such an easy to use way as well.
The images show the base black and white png you should be able to apply as a mask to a normal image and the effect it should give you. Currently InDesign's clipping masks don't respect the full transparency of the png because all they really do is change the frame and create a hard border.