I need to give indesign files to a colleague that only has CS4, but when i send them .idml files, they can open them fine but all the pictures are missing. Has anyone else had this problem and is there a fix. Apologies if this has already been discussed, i'm new to the forum.
The images are linked, so if they need to output the file you'll need to send them the images, too. As for the previews being missing, that's normal with .idml and missing links. The export strips out the previews, which is one of the main reasons the file size gets reduced, and ID cannot rebuild them when the .idml is opened if the links are missing.
One way to deal with this would be to Package the file, export the .idml, and send that along with the package.