I am a developer working for a client who uses InDesign as part of their tool chain. The app I created for my client is a video gallery type of program, and it needs to integrate with InDesign in the following way: the user can drag and drop a JPG from my app into InDesign.
Currently, the method I'm using for dragging and dropping works for every app except InDesign (I've created the app in Electron, so dragging and dropping should work as if dragging and dropping from a webpage). With InDesign, upon dropping the file into the app window, what we get instead is a `file://` text link.
Is there a proper way to do this?
Images should only be dragged from Bridge, Finder, or Explorer. Dragging from other apps is equivalent to pasting rather than linking.
This appears to be incorrect. My client is using a software called DBGallery, from which photos can be dragged into InDesign without an issue. InDesign also accepts photos dragged from MS Word. I'm researching how these work right now, but I was hoping to hear if the InDesign team has any specific programming tips to get drag and drop to work with their application.
It's brave person who contradicts an expert like Peter Spier (or foolish!).