7 Replies Latest reply on Sep 2, 2016 9:47 PM by Willi Adelberger

    Black Boxes covering linked images

    bobbyv5358573

      My colleagues and I have been getting these black boxes around our linked images. I quick restart seems to temporarily solve the problem but not solve it. Screen Shot 2016-09-02 at 9.32.25 AM.png

        • 1. Re: Black Boxes covering linked images
          Willi Adelberger Most Valuable Participant

          You will give us some more information, otherwise no one can help you:

          1. OS and version?
          2. InDesign version?
          3. File types of the images?
          4. Color spaces of the images?
          5. How have the images been imported?
          6. How does the print preview look like?
          7. What is the result, if the INDD is exported to a PDF?
          8. Have an transparency effects been applied on level of content or object of the image frames?
          • 2. Re: Black Boxes covering linked images
            bobbyv5358573 Level 1

            Sorry about that.

            1. Mac OS X El Capitan

            2. Most current version of In Design CC

            3. Both jpgs and Tiffs and psd's

            4. Most of the color space is RGB but it happens in CMYK as well

            5.The images are just links imported in the usual way

            6. I have not done a print preview OR exported a PDF

            8. No transparencies that are native from In Design.

            • 3. Re: Black Boxes covering linked images
              Willi Adelberger Most Valuable Participant

              1. in combination with 2 is fine.

              3. Ok

              4. RGB and CMYK are not color spaces, those are color modes. A color space is color mode + color profile, like CMYK with ECI 300 or sRGB (1966) or others.

              5. You have done it via FIle > Place…? That is ok.

              6.+7.  would be important to know.

               

               

              Did you reset InDesign's preerences?

              Did you try to export as IDML and open that and work on.

              • 4. Re: Black Boxes covering linked images
                bobbyv5358573 Level 1

                Next time I have this issue again I will try to output file.

                 

                The thing is it seems to only happen after having long periods of work time.

                 

                I have most preferences at default, the things that I have changed should not have contributed to this problem. All of the Display Performance settings are set to high Quality.

                 

                I Don't think IDML will matter. Nothing really seems to happen to the file. I can still save and close like normal and once I restart the program every thing is fine. It is very weird. I have tried changing the View - Screen Mode Settings but that does not fix it. It does not end until I do a restart.

                 

                And if I have a PSD image with no background (selection cut image) it files in the shape of the image and not the full bounding Box.

                • 5. Re: Black Boxes covering linked images
                  Willi Adelberger Most Valuable Participant

                  Did you delete the preferences?

                  Did you try the IDML path?

                  If not, do it.

                  • 6. Re: Black Boxes covering linked images
                    philippanmei Level 4

                    This is because of the black and white Images issue.. See the images and example

                    1. Select the place image (Below the black frame one is the image what I am placing)

                    01.gif

                    2. And choose Fill color as white

                    02.gif

                    3. Again fill the the color as Registration (Black)

                    03.gif

                    Now you will able to see the images what you are placing in...

                    Hope this will help you

                     

                    Thanks

                    • 7. Re: Black Boxes covering linked images
                      Willi Adelberger Most Valuable Participant

                      This is wrong, as your explanation would work with greyscale TIFF or PSD, but not with JPG, not with CMYK, not with RGB. All these types the TE has used.