When it comes to placing images, especially large numbers of images, this new feature introduced in InDesign CC 2019, automates several steps and is a great time-saver.

InDesign can now evaluate an image being placed, along with the frame’s dimensions and aspect ratio, and intelligently fit the best part of the image into the frame. The feature is not enabled by default, but can be selected in the General pane of the Preferences dialog box and applied automatically to all placed images.

You can also use this feature on previously placed images in your document, as well as on a case by case basis when the preference is deselected. Just click the Content-Aware Fit icon    in the Control Panel or select it from the context menu.

The images below illustrate the differences in the placement of an image when Content-Aware Fit is off and when it is on.

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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.