In your upper screenshot, the image isn't selected. There is a clipping path in the frame. The image in the lower shot doesn't have such a clipping path applied, so you can only select the default "boundary."
Yes that what i'm after the clipping tool when i hover over the top image it does what i want and clips around the image but on the below image using exactly the same tool i get no clipping around the Instrument that is within the image
Hope this makes sense
Did you add a clipping path to the image in Photoshop? You can attempt to make one in ID, but you'll get better results in Photoshop.
But maybe you should tell us why you want the path? Is the background on the image solid or transparent? Waht's the format?
Hi I would like to have the same effect that I have created in the top flyer the image sits nicely over the blue banner bar but in the below image it blocks the bar and does not allow the same effect both images are Jpegs. when i send the image to the back it does blocks over the top of the blue banner.
Sorry If this is a bit vague but i cannot figure outr why the path selection tool works by just hovering over an image but not the other image
Jpeg is a poor choice for this sort of thing as it doesn't support transparency. In my opinion the best option would be to remove the background in Photoshop and resave as Tiff or PSD and place that. Second best would be to add the clipping path using the pen tool in Photoshop, third best would be to add an alpha channel in Photoshop (notice that so far everything is done in Photoshop?) and finally, in ID go to Object > Clipping Path > Options...
ID should automatically recognize a Photoshop clipping path and apply it, but inthe options dialog you have the choice of using a Photoshop path, an alpha channel, or "Detect Edges" which works best on very high contrast images with well defined edges. I've never been satisfied with the results.