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Photoshop CC 14.1 Generator PNG issues when importing into indesign

Sep 12, 2013 2:46 AM

Tags: #photoshop #transparency #assets #generator #indesign_import

Hi,

 

I am very happy with the new generator feature in PS but I am having a problem when importing the generated .png assets into inDesign.

 

The generated .png is not showing with a transparent background in ID even though when I open the file back in PS the transparency exists. When I resave the individual asset through save as web and reimport into ID it fixes the problem and the transparency is there. i have tested to see whether this was just a visualisation issue in ID however an exported PDF does not include the png's trans either.

 

Hope this makes sense....

 

Is this just a first release bug or am I missing something. It defeats the whole object of the feature if this is what has to be done to apply transparency to the generated assets.

 

Apart from that this is a great idea of a feature and if this can be fixed will be a massive boost in productivity for digital asset creation.

 

thanks

Rob

 
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    Sep 12, 2013 1:53 PM   in reply to Rob Carroll

    Moving this to the InDesign forum, since your problem is with InDesign not Photoshop.

     
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    Sep 12, 2013 2:37 PM   in reply to Rob Carroll

    Are you sure the frame isn't filled with white?

     
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    Dec 29, 2013 6:21 PM   in reply to Rob Carroll

    Same problem, this is very much a PS problem as I'm NOT using InDesign.  PNG files are saving to the proper location and file type, but the backgrounds are not transparent.  Specific case in point are the rasterized drop shadows, which I want to keep.  They all appear with a white background.  There is no background layer in the design.

     
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    Dec 29, 2013 6:50 PM   in reply to JBronstein

    Please check this for a possible solution (from the PS forum): http://forums.adobe.com/message/5776122#5776122

     
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    Jan 20, 2014 6:49 AM   in reply to Rob Carroll

    I hate this update. I don't know if it's is Ps's problem or Id.

    I generated all my Pngs using Image assets in Photoshop naming layers with ".png" and placed them into Indesign.

    but now they all have black background in Indesign unlike they didn't a few days ago

     

    I have to rename those layers as XXX.png32

    XXX.png24 has white background and XXX.png has black background in Indesign.

    They all have transparency when I open them in other applications.

    Why it happens only in Indesign?

     
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    Jan 20, 2014 7:08 AM   in reply to Kyle_KIM

    File>Place

     

    And click Show Options

     

    Select your image

     

    Capture.PNG

     
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    Jan 20, 2014 7:10 AM   in reply to Eugene Tyson

    Are you making PNG 8 or 24 bit?

     
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    Jan 20, 2014 7:48 AM   in reply to Rob Carroll

    If you work with Photoshop and InDesign, don't use PNG files, use PSD files instead. There is no reason to place PNG files, use the original PSD file.

    If you insist to use PNG files, you have to use PNG24 files, not PNG8, because only PNG24 support transparency.

    If it is still white arrround, see in the import settings if you choosed white background.

    If it is still white, take care that you have a transparent frame.

     
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    Jan 20, 2014 7:51 AM   in reply to Willi Adelberger

    For anyone involved in a DPS workflow PNG is the preferred graphic format.

     
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