In scripting you can check for the flipped state of a frame or image in InDesign but not in Photoshop, so if it's the image file that's wrong reading I think you're out of luck.
True...rookie question...not enough coffee today.
Do you know of any scripts to check for flipped images in InDesign? We also have issues with them being flipped in InDesign.
This sets the flip of every link and its frame to none. Note that the flip is relative to the Transform Panel's Reference Point
tell application "Adobe InDesign CS5.5"
tell active document
set IDLinks to links
repeat with myCounter from 1 to count IDLinks
set absolute flip of parent of item myCounter of IDLinks to none
set absolute flip of parent of parent of item myCounter of IDLinks to none
Thanks Rob. This is a great start for us! The script works great.
Rob I am having a lot of trouble getting this to work. I'm using CS4, would this be problem? I've saved the file as a .jsx and put into scripts but it gives me an error code 25, telling me it has found offending text, that being the first word of the first line. I only have started looking into scripts so I'm not sure how to fix this.
The code is for AppleScript. Are you using OSX? If so paste into Script Editor, click Compile, and Save. The extention is .scpt
Intriguing, but the original question was about checking for flipped images, not "fixing" them. I would be pretty upset if I flipped an image on purpose and someone "fixed" it back again. And in some cases (such as when the image is flipped and then also cropped), the result of removing the flip could be disasterous.
There ought to be a way to do this in the Preflight panel, but I don't think there is. But a way to check for it as a preflight process would be terrific, providing a list of instances, with links to them, etc.
I would be pretty upset if I flipped an image on purpose and someone "fixed" it back again. And in some cases (such as when the image is flipped and then also cropped), the result of removing the flip could be disasterous.
I assumed the OP thought about the downside—I'm just a messenger
Yes David I do get upset when I find my layouts and templates with flipped images, a script would save my temper!