I have been struggling with this and I know there has to be a way to do it.
I am a quark convert, but one thing I ALWAYS did in quark, but cant figure out how to do in ID is to copy/paste a photo from one frame into another - but have it be exactly scaled and cropped like it originally was (retain its crop and its scaling).
Example: I have a row of 5 rectangular pictures that are all the same size. I have scaled and cropped each photo exactly how I want them inside their frames. However, now I need to take the picture from the first slot and exchange it with a pic in the last slot. In quark I can just copy pic one, click on pic 5 and paste it in. It retains the exact cropping and scaling as it originally did when it was in the first slot.
In ID, first i need to DELETE the photo out of slot 5 (ID does not seem to want to replace pics, it has to be empty, but thats another story). Now that slot 5 is empty, I copy the picture out of slot 1, but when I Paste Inside of slot 5 it loses its original cropping and scaling so I have to do it all over again.
There must be some setting I need to change or something. This seems like a lot of extra steps to just switch out existing photos.
Any advice or suggestions?
This has come up before and it is a problem. If you are using OSX this Applescript should work:
To run the script select the frame of the source (direct selection tool) then select the frame of the destination and run the script. If you need to do it a lot give the script a key command.
Thank you so much Rob!