A screen shot of your page would help, along with more details about how you are placing the images. It should be working, so there's probably something about what you are doing that is a problem.
And tell us your OS and the version of ID, please.
I am running MAC OS X 10.7.3, IDesign CS5.5. Here is a screen shot of my page layout derived from the master page. Once i place the first image using CMD+D into the frame of choice, i can no longer place another image into another frame on the page. I can still place the image, it just does not go into a frame (3rd image).
master, first placed image on a page, second image placed on page.
If I understood right , You have the page based on the Master page that has 4 graphic frame....
As if I know , you cannot place the image in the graphic frame which is on the master page unless it is not overridden , So if you have 4 graphic frame on master page say "A"
You create the page based on "A" master , to use the graphic frame you have "Shift+Ctrl" or "Shift+Cmd" on the graphic frame to override it and then you can place the image in that frame , if you will not do so you even can't select these frames.
It should make no difference whether the frames are overridden or not.
This will not make difference if he is working on master page , but no the page based on master page I believe he has to overirde otherwise how he will select the frame in which he want to place the image.
Have I misunderstood the OP?
No. Even on the document page you don't need to overrride. If you hover over an open area in the frame you should see the cursor change, and if you click the image will be placed at 100% in the master frame and it will automatically override ont the document page, just like a text frame. Try it.
Cool....Always learn new think...Thanks a lot Peter.
I do not see these files because the path does not exist and i do not see where to show hidden files in system preferences. Can you elaborate?
Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\<USER>\Application Data\Adobe\InDesign\<Version #>\<language>\ (Note: Prior to version 6 [CS4] the language folder is not used).
Windows Vista or Windows 7: C:\Users\<USER>\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\InDesign\<Version #>\<Language>\ (Note: Prior to version 6 [CS4] the language folder is not used).
Macintosh: Hard Drive/Users/<USER>/ _______________XXX no library folder XXX ____________ Library/Preferences/Adobe InDesign/<Version #>/<Language>/(Note: Prior to version 6 [CS4] the language folder is not used).
I believe you are on Mac Lion on which the user library folder is hidden ,
Press "Option" key on the keyboard (keep it pressed) and then click on the "GO" button in the menu bar on top.
You will see library option , click on that it will open the library folder and then folloe the rest of the path
Thanks to everyone for your help; deleting the InDesign Defaults corrected the problem.