InDesign: Faster way to resize image in frame


Question

I'm using Adobe InDesign (CC 2014) to layout a photo book. I've created a frame, and placed an image inside it. I want to resize the image and drag it around to frame it nicely.

I know that you can select Direct Selection Tool and resize the image by dragging the box handles, or by changing the size on the toolbar. Is there a keyboard key modifier that I can hold down and scroll my mouse/trackpad to dynamically zoom the image within the frame? In a document with dozens of pictures, this would save a lot of time.

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10/18/2014 6:22:00 AM

Accepted Answer

Yes, with the image selected within the frame, press s (for the scale tool), click once to set the origin, then click-drag holding shift to resize the image.

Or if your reference point (below) is set to the centre, you can skip straight to click-dragging.

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When preceded by command Fill Frame Proportionally this workflow is quite efficient. More on fitting here.

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8/17/2014 9:01:00 PM

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