With just a click you can find images that are similar to a currently selected image in your InDesign layout.

The list of Creative Cloud features that are an integral part of your InDesign workflow just grew. The Find Similar Images feature, previously only available in the CC Libraries panel, can now be accessed directly from the page. This is a great addition to the methods by which CC Libraries and Adobe Stock features and assets can be accessed from within the application, and also another example of the power of the AI of Adobe Sensei.

To find similar images to an existing image on a page, try one of the following:

  • Right-click the image in the InDesign document and choose Find Similar Images.
  • Select the image and choose Edit>Find Similar Images.
  • Select the image and click the Find Similar Images button in the Properties panel.

InDesign will search in Adobe Stock and the CC Libraries panel and list any matching assets found in the CC Libraries panel. The search can be made more specific by cropping portions of the source asset. Pretty cool!

Stay tuned for our new handbook, Using Adobe InDesign 2020 coming soon. This handbook will provide detailed explanations of all new features within the context of the overall application, and is a complete guide to all things InDesign.


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Posted by: Monica Murphy

Monica Murphy has worked in the publishing industry for over 30 years supporting publishing operations of various sizes. In her role as Technical Product Manager for Technology for Publishing, she shares her publishing application expertise supporting a broad range of publishing clients in InDesign best practices, cross-platform content workflows, and InDesign Template strategies. Her weekly tip and blog posts have a committed following in the InDesign community, and as a long-time participant in the InDesign pre-release community, she regularly analyzes and provides feedback for upcoming features. Monica manages the authoring and publication of Technology for Publishing’s handbooks on InDesign, InCopy, and other associated titles.