I'm publishing a BLACK AND WHITE book being published. The lady asked to have a color image (against my thoughts) at the beginning of the black and white (interior) book. I did it wondering how it would look. Of course, it is dark... very clear but dark. How can I lighten it? It can be much lighter. Would I use 'lighten' under the effects panel or what? I'm in a major panic trying to get this figured out ASAP. Thank you for any info or help that you can give.
You could do it in Photoshop otherwise a dirty trick you can do in Indesign.
Paste another copy of same image over the image and change blending mode to Screen in Effect panel. Play with opacity to get desire brightness.
For contrast Paste another copy over and change blending mode to Overlay... use opacity to control contrast.
I know it's not the right way to work with photos but it works...;)