You can easily insert an image to your InDesign project by going to File > Place or using the keyboard shortcut Command/Ctrl + D.
Hi! My name is Liuda. InDesign is my favorite tool for making layouts and publishing designs because there are many sophisticated tools and features that make the process easier and deliver great results.
I like to insert and use images in my InDesign document because every brochure and user guide looks simpler to read and understand with images.
In this article, I will show you a few different methods to add an image to your InDesign file on Windows and macOS.
Let’s dive in.
How to Add an Image in Adobe InDesign
Unlike Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop, you can’t directly open an image in InDesign. So you’ll need to use the Place command or directly paste an image into your InDesign document.
Step 1: Open an indd file or create a new document. Go to the overhead menu and choose File > Place. You can use a keyboard shortcut Ctrl + D (Windows) or Command + D (macOS) to find the images you want to insert.
Step 2: Choose the image file from your computer and press Open.
Step 3: Click on the page where you want the image to be and the image will be placed into your document.
Enjoy your new image design and your new page design.
How to Insert an Image into a Shape in InDesign
If you want to place an image inside a shape, you should select a shape or create a shape first and then follow steps 1 and 2 above to place the image into a shape in InDesign.
For example, I used the Pen tool to draw a heart shape and I want to add an image inside the heart shape.
So, I selected the shape and used the place command to add the image into the shape frame.
You can easily insert an image to your InDesign project by going to File > Place. Also, you can use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + D (Windows) or Command + D (macOS) for the images you want to insert. If you want to add an image into a shape, select the shape first and use the Place command to insert the image.
What is your favorite method to insert the image in Adobe InDesign? Do you have any other tips? Let me know in the comments below.