I suspect what you perceive as the image disappearing is not actually happening to the image; just a screen redraw stall issue. I see it too sometimes when working with High Quality Display enabled (View > Display Performance).
I have to actually delete the image and replace it...
Try instead just toggling to Typical Display mode (Ctrl+Alt+Z)...and then back, if desired, to High Quality (Ctrl+Alt+H). If the image returns, it confirms my screen redraw stall theory.
The images aren't disappearing, it's just suddenly ghostly.
I'm not using high quality display setting, though it happens on both our machines (she uses high quality). And we tried switching that before writing. That didn't fix the issue.
It actually PRINTS out transparent.
Here is an example, as it just happened. I dragged the file into the window area to replace a previous image and it popped in there like this. ( the previous image was fine and not transparent) This image is a 1.5 MB file of the woman, so not that big at all... It just is like that...
an update: after a restart, the image now shows that it is a 25% transparency, so you can slide it to fix it. But, it's annoying that this happens in the first place.
Ah, well that surely shouldn't be happening. A few items to investigate:
- With the image selected, check the Object Styles panel to see if there is a style applied which could be affecting the transparency. Unless you made additional styles, by default the [Basic Graphics Frame] Object Style should be applied. If that's the case, open the [Basic Graphics Frame] style (dbl- or rt-click on it) and check the transparency settings within.
- With nothing selected, check Opacity setting in the Effects panel. It should be 100%. If it was inadvertently set to 25% while nothing was selected, it has become a default.
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Just a shot in the dark here.
I'm wondering if you may have changed your transparency settings by accident. If you have nothing selected and change anything (such as opacity), this will become your new default. All objects drawn will now be at 25% opacity. If you save the file, these defaults are saved with the file and will still be at 25% on another computer..
Try deselecting everything to see if opacity is at 25%. If it is, make it 100%, draw a new frame and Place your image again.
Hope this helps.