1) Select the image and have the Transform palette/panel open;
2) Click with the Rectangle Tool anywhere and insert the W and H values;
3) Select both rectangle and image, then click the image, and in the Align palette/panel tick Vertical Align Center and Horizontal Align center;
4) Set the Stroke Weight and Color as desired and Fill of None;
5) Group the rectangle and the image.
At long last...it worked. I really appreciate it.
You are welcome, Fez.
- Select your placed image.
- Using the flyout menu of the Appearance palette, select Add New Stroke. Don't worry about the stroke weight for now.
- Make sure the stroke you just added is highlighted in the Appearance palette and that the image is still selected. Then go to Effect | Convert to Shape | Rectangle.
- In the resulting Shape Options dialog, reduce the offset values to zero if you want a border that hugs the image. Hit OK.
- You can now change stroke weight via the Stroke palette.
This is a live effect. The border will, therefore, stay with your image through transformations. Also, stroke weight can be altered via the Stroke palette simply by selecting the image.
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