White shows as black
All white (pure white such as paper, 0000, ffffff, etc.), shapes and even within linked images are showing black. Some pages are affected and some are not. If I go into the swatch slider CMYK mode, sliding K from 100 to 13 is normal, however, 12-0 starts scaling back down to black. I've tried linking to all types of images (TIFF, PNG, JPEG, transparencies). The file was fine last time I worked in it, but upon reopening this is happening. Is this a bug or a corrupt file?
Your screenshot shows that you have selected an image (linked/embedded) and applied the White swatch to it.
Could you share the file with us (email@example.com) to take a look?
Adobe InDesign team
If anyone is still having this issue. I've had today, upon opening a file for 1st time in 3 days (which at last time of opening was fine) made every white element in my doc black. (as the above problem)
There is a simple fix (at least for me it worked)
Go to indesign / preferences / 'appearance of black' and make sure you select or have selected 'display blacks accurately' from the on screen and print drop downs.
Other things you could do to make sure the system is running graphics correctly are:
Display performance, transparency above or at at-least medium quality.
preserve object level settings is ticked
and you should be fixed.
SO what was the fix? It's happening to me as well, to both text and images, regardless of type/size. I see these comments are months old, surely that means a fix has been discovered?
Emily Sandstrom commented
This was happening in CC 2017, was briefly fixed when I updated to 2019. But is now doing it again. Feels corrupt.