You need a box underneath the image, exactly of the same size?
1. Copy the frame, do Edit > Paste in place
2. Delete content of pasted frame if you don't want it, do other fill/transparency settings you need on the frame
3. With the new frame selected, select Object > Arrange > send to back
1. Copy the frame
2. Go to the Layers panel, add a Layer
3. With the newly added layer selected, do Edit > Paste In Place
5. Delete the content of pasted frame if you don't want it, do other fill/transparency settings you need on the frame
6. Now drag the newly added layer below the first layer to send the new frame to the back of image
It makes no difference when you export a transparent or a whit box to jpg, because it does not support transparency anyway.
I suppose you will export the page as jpg, so you should set up the page to the proper size. You can use the page tool and hold down the alt key when you resize the page and export this page as jpg. White parts of the page will become white parts on the exported jpg. But no transparency. For transparency you have to choose file types which are supporting transparency like pdf, png32, and similar.
Thanks for that. If I export as a pdf or png32 with transparency, can I then convert that version to a jpg and keep the transparency or will it go to white?
As I have written above: JPG does not support transparency in any way. It is a flat file type.
- Why do you need transparency here?
- If you need transparency, why are you not using PNG?
I know, PDF is not supported as image file type in most mail browsers, so it is not a choice.
Can you post a screenshot of your "image" placed on the page in InDesign? So that we could understand more clearly what you want to do. Use the camera tool here in the forum to insert it into your post:
You could export to PDF from InDesign. Open the PDF in PhotoShop to your prefered pixel resolution and color space (RGB I presume). Check, if transparency is there. Then use the feature "Save to Web" in PhotoShop. There you can make various adjustments and chose file types, also PNG with transparancy and other controls to change file size.
E.g. PNG 8, selective colors (maybe 128) with diffusion dithering and transparency. Experiment with quality and file size there until you reach your self set file size limit. JPEG will NOT support transparency (as Willi already made clear!). Test, if Vision 6 will support this kind of image type.
Thanks for your advice. I will see if Vision 6 supports PNG files and go from there.