I'm pretty new to InDesign so apologies if this is obvious but I can't find anything searching.
I'm using InDesign to create photo albums and want to create grids of images that are different sizes.
The way I find it easiest to design is to place the photos on the page, arrange them with the edges of the photos touching, and then once I'm happy with the grid reduce the size of the images to introduce even whitespace between them. I worked like this with previous software.
In InDesign I can't find a way to do this. The closest approximation I've found is to use a white inner stroke, but this crops the image rather than scales it. Alternatively, once I'm happy with a layout I can create a new grid over the top of the photos and paste them in. Neither of these is particularly efficient.
I've tried selecting all the frames and scaling these, but it applies the transformation to them as a group rather than individually.
I know I could design the layout first and then put the photos in, but I find that difficult before I know what I want the layout to be.
One way to do this would be to select one frame using the selection tool (black arrow) and adjust the scale fields as desired. Then slect all of the other frames and use Object > Transform Again > Transform Again Individually
Thanks - however the issue with that is that frames are not the same size to begin with. So I can transform my percentage (as the frames would resize by different actual amounts) and if I resize using actual size (e.g. to make it 10mm smaller) and Transform Again Individually it applies the total size rather than the amount of change.
Ah. That was not clear from the description. I'm in the midst of another project, but I'll think about it some more. Odd are there is no easy way, though.