Adobe InDesign CC - Edit Images


InDesign is not an image editor per se but that should not stop you from making changes to your images. InDesign gives you two options to edit your images – Edit original and Edit with, both available in the Edit menu.

We’ve seen earlier that InDesign does not directly import images but only places the links in that document. This enables a lot of flexibility when it comes to editing images. When you choose Edit original, InDesign opens the image in an image editor. Just make the required changes, save and close the image editor and the changes will instantly reflect in your document because it is linked. No need to even relink the images.

Now, InDesign does not know that you have an editor such as Photoshop or Illustrator installed. It merely relies on the file associations defined in your OS. Therefore, the Edit original does not always open the right program, which is why we have Edit with.

Edit with enables you to select the editing program of your choice. Simply, open the file, save the changes and close it. When you switch back to InDesign, you will see the changes just as you’ve intended.

Edit With