Would like to know is there any way of trimming the PSD files when placing them on to InDesign?
The PSD is of 4000px x 2500px whereas the actual product is only 1200x800px and when i fit the image proportionately, its calculating the transparent pixels, any suggestion on how this needs to be addressed?
@Bala – there is an explicit UI command for that in PhotoShop: "Trim to Transparent Pixels" (I'm on a German version of PhotoShop, so I cannot tell the exact English phrase).
Zuschneiden => Trim
Basiert auf => Based on
transparenten Pixeln => transparent Pixels
Entfernen => Cut to
[x] Above [x] Left
[x] Below [x] Right
One could script that and use BridgeTalk to launch PhotoShop out of InDesign, do the trimming, and relink to InDesign.
You'll find some examples of BridgeTalk here around in the forum.
For scripting PhotoShop there is a different sub-forum.
Another solution, not recommended:
InDesign's ability for detect edges in a placed image.
But using PhotoShop will be far more accurate, not to say: precise…
I suggest to use Photoshop for resizing, resampling, editing images.
You could create a new BridgeTalk() - apply a script as a string into its body - and send() it.
Process a file saved by Photoshop later on.