That was easy.
Kind of feel like a dummy.
Sorry Adobe, for hating so hard.
It is a bug. They happen. Fortunately the workaround is easy. It is promised to be fixed in the next release.
Layered TIFF or PSD files could never be coloured. Only flat (without any layers) TIFF and PSD in 1bit or 8bit greyscale can be coloured in InDesign (and in any other competitor program).
If you need images transparent to color, you have to save them in high resolution (4 x higher) and save as 1bit file, white becomes transparent, black becomes the color.
Yup. Not layered. I'm talking about flat TIFFs. The issue is a flattened (Background layer) bitmap saved as a TIFF that renders a transparent background once dropped into InDesign. The work around works so I'm cool for now till Adobe can rig a real fix next update. Thanks to Steve for the work around.
Dropped int InDesign? I hope you import your images via File > Place… or drag and drop from Bridge or Finder the WHOLE file, so it becomes linked and not from an open file.
Yes, PLACED / LINKED files. Not drag and dropped.
I appreciate your attention tho.
I just tried this and it worked - until I brought it over a colored bar. Then, it disappeared again - and didn't show up on the press-ready PDF either. I hope they get it fixed.
I guess for now I'll open it in Illustrator and pull it over. #blarg
it disappeared again - and didn't show up on the press-ready PDF either. I hope they get it fixed.
can you tell more about that?
The bug with colored 1-bit TIFF files should not make it to an exported PDF.
As far as my experience goes.
Can you share a sample by a Dropbox link where that happens?
Providing the placed image, the InDesign document and the exported PDF.
Or a step by step description, where the issue is visible?