With our Adobe integration, you can connect your Image Relay Library directly to Adobe's InDesign application. Open files directly from Image Relay, edit or create new layouts, and save them back to your library.

Installing the Adobe Extension

Before you can use the extension, you will need to add it to your Adobe application and create an API key in Image Relay.

You can find detailed instructions on creating an API key in this article.

To download the Adobe extension, please contact sales@imagerelay.com.

Once you have installed the extension and created an API key, you will be prompted to enter the API key the first time you open the extension in InDesign.

Opening Files in InDesign

Once you are logged into your Image Relay library you will be able to navigate your folder structure or use the search tool. There are a number of ways to open files in InDesign.

Open Asset as a Layer

When hovering over your file in the extension, you will see the option to "Open as a Layer." This will allow you to place your asset into a workspace.

Open Asset Using "Open"

You can also use the "Open" option to load a file into InDesign.This is now a new Indesign Untitled document.

Open an Existing Native InDesign File

You can open a file you have on your computer in InDesign as normal. You can then open a file from Image Relay as a layer and place it into that file.

Saving Files to Image Relay

No matter how you have opened and created a file, before saving it back to Image Relay, you will need to save it to your local device. If you do not do this, you will not be able to hit the "Save active file to Image Relay" button. Once you save to your local device, the Image Relay save button will become active.

You have the option to save it as a new file or update a file with a new version. You can remove the saved file from your local device once it is in Image Relay.

A note on linked files

When saving an InDesign to Image Relay, the images within do not remain linked. However, relinking the images is possible.

With the first method, you can embed the linked images directly into the InDesign file using the properties panel. This will increase the size of the file dramatically.

The second method is to create a package of the InDesign file and save it to your desktop. Zip the file and upload the compressed version to Image Relay using the in-app uploader. This file can be shared then be shared or downloaded in Image Relay and opened locally. The entire InDesign package can then be opened and utilized as normal.

Further Reading:

Creating an API Key Token

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