I am in the process of compiling a portfolio in InDesign (first time I am using the program) and have been told that the best way to bring images into your document is by placing them. However I have a bunch of pdf's which have various images on each, and I need to bring some of these individual images into the InDesign project. Ie. the images are not saved individually, but rather in groups as pdf's, so I cannot place them individually. I therefore have been opening the pdf's in Photoshop and then dragging the images into InDesign. They then do no appear as links, or layers. Is this an acceptable way of bringing images into InDesign?? I am worried that it will mess me around later on?
Please can someone help, as I do not want to proceed with any of the work until I know that it is infact going to work out...and (as usual) am on a tight deadline!!
Absolutely do not drag and drop from photoshop.
Also DON'T open PDFS in Photoshop! Or Illustrator OR ANYTHING ELSE other than Acrobat!!!
And finally File>Place and click SHOW OPTIONS and then select page ranges.
Dragging from photoshop is the same as Copy/Paste and a really bad idea. Place your PDFmultiple times (or only once, then copy inside ID) and crop to what you want to show.