Ditto! I have the same problem having moved to a new iMac but having to run CS5.5 for ongoing job and now all (CMYK 300dpi) Indesign generated jpegs are greyed out when trying to import which was not the case on previous G5 OS10.6.8.
The only way I can get them imported into the docs is by opening them up in Photoshop first and resaving - massive ball ache.
If anyone can help - it'd be much appreciated.
There are a few possible problems. ID CS5.5 is not supported under Yosemite—you obviously can install and run it, but the ID generated JPEG place issue may be an unsupported Yosemite problem. I'm not seeing it running in CC2014 in Yosemite.
There are also a number of problems with InDesign generated JPEGs. If you select the file in the finder and check the File Type via AppleScript it returns "???" and not "JPEG":
tell application "Finder"
set the f to the selection
display dialog file type of item 1 of f as string
You might try this AppleScript for exporting JPEG. It exports via PDF to Photoshop JPEG:
Wow! Thanks Rob for your speedy reply.
Way too technical for me alas! I wouldn't dare fiddle with any AppleScript:)
I've downloaded your script but where to place it - I wouldn't know. I'd fear screwing up a lot more than this import irritation.
Thanks for trying to help us though.
Adding a script is not hard or technical—scripting is a very useful ID feature.
The download is a .zip archive, just open the archive and copy the script (ExportPDFtoJPEG) to your ID Scripts folder:
/Applications/Adobe InDesign CC 2014/Scripts/Scripts Panel
Then open your ID Scripts panel and you should see it in Applications. Open the file with the page you want to export and double-click the script. The dialog after you choose a destination folder is similar to the built-in JPEG Export dialog:
The script is the equivalent of exporting a PDF, opening the PDF in Photoshop, and saving the Photoshop file as a JPEG. If there are placed images on the page it produces a higher quality JPEG than the built-in export.
Also, I can't test it in CS5.5, but it works with CS6. You'll also need Photoshop installed for it to work.
I've got Photoshop CC - is that OK that it's a newer version?
I'm only running Indesign 5.5 at a client's request. Everything else I've got is CC.
Give it a try. You might get an error when the script looks for the version. If you do I can post a version for 5.5 & CC
Hi Rob, OK I've put the opened archive script file into the Applescript folder within the Scripts Panel - all good but I'm not getting the next bit. . . .
Open the file with the page you want to export and double-click the script.
I'm opening the Indesign document (is that what you mean?) then going to export but can't understand where then to double-click on the script. (I've saved a JPEG from the document just to test but it's still greyed out as I would expect)
Sorry, I'm guessing it's glaringly obvious but I need more help please. Thanks
Thank you, Rob, for your help and hand holding. This fix works and I've learnt a bit about Applescript too.
Unfortunately, I didn't start the thread so I don't think I can mark it as a correct answer.
I've liked your replies though:)