for production we are making a magazine. the 50 pictures in the spread have have like a bristle brush boarder around em. I'm curious what the most efficient way at tackling this is. i could open the pictures in photoshop but the thing is i got the pictures cropped how i want in indiesgn. i dont really have time going back and forth making sure it's cropped right. the only thing that i thought of that's somewhat been successful is i made a vector of a long bristle brush stripe and taking it and placing it around the pic frames but honestly it dont like the look for the corners and some of it is spilling onto the art spread. also taking too long to doo too lol. has to be a more efficient way for this:)
The picture is so small I can't make it out.
ID has no direct method for adding a brush stroke border. Your best option is to place the border as a separate graphic stacked behind the cropped image.
I'd be inclined to bring the photo to Illustrator - apply the border there over the image - even layer it so that you can remove it via the Object Layer Options in InDesign if requested to do so.
InDesign treats the importing of images with a container and then the image. There's no reason why you can't use the Pencil Tool to roughen the edge of the container.
With the image selected - select Pencil tool and go around the edges of your container to created a ruffled look.