I think the problem is that InDesign doesn't support the direct placement of the Raw format. If you saved a raw file in Photoshop as a smart object, then that could be placed. It would remain editable. If you chose Edit Original in InDesign it would open in Photoshop from which you could open up in the Camera Raw plug-in (compatible with Lightroom).
But not what you want.
Approx. zero % of my image assets are native raw, or raw-edited.
I ant to use Lr's asset organization tools, and then drag-drop Lr thumbnails into Id as I do so easily from Br.
Thanks for reply!
What format(s) does Lightroom save in? (I use Photoshop and Camera Raw.)
Drag-and-drop is never a good idea in InDesign. You need to use File > Place.
...been dragging and dropping since Br was invented. For me, that's the beauty of it. Visually browse image files and grab'em. InD knows where the file is, unless I move it, so that's where I wish Lr would take over.
I often drag straight into frames, replacing the content w no keystrokes.
If I PACKAGE an InDesign project, my content gets duped and project stays intact forever.
I don't do that all the time for obvious reasons.
If I open an old Indd and "83 links are missing" I can usually find them in one place, re-linking them in one shot.