Before you can use the ImageHorn plug-in you also have to install our free APID ToolAssistant plug-in.
Change History for ImageHorn
ImageHorn is a plug-in designed to enable dynamic image fitting (‘horn’ like in ‘shoehorn’). Dynamic image fitting automatically re-applies the selected fitting settings to an image each time you resize the frame that contains it.
For CS5 users: the same functionality that ImageHorn provides is built into InDesign CS5 (auto-fitting), so unless you are upgrading to CS5 in a workflow that relies on ImageHorn, there is little reason to install ImageHorn.
Before you start installing, exit out of InDesign.
Please make sure you have a copy of the APID ToolAssistant plug-in installed. Make sure you install the proper plug-in for your version of InDesign since the plug-ins are mutually incompatible. The Windows CS5.x plug-ins also come with an additional folder with a parenthesised name which needs to be copied along.
If you already have an APID ToolAssistant plug-in installed (e.g. because you use one of our other plug-ins), make sure it is up-to-date.
You will be installing two separate, but related software products: ImageHorn and APID ToolAssistant. ImageHorn will continue to work when the APID ToolAssistant demo expires.
i.e You do NOT need to purchase a license for APID ToolAssistant.
Copy the ImageHorn.spln into the same folder as the APID ToolAssistant plug-in (typically that will be the InDesign Plug-Ins folder). Don’t worry about the icon of the .spln file: it might not be a ‘regular’ icon, and that’s OK.
After you have installed the plug-ins, select any frame that contains a placed image. Then right-click or control-click the selection to bring up the context menu. Alternatively, you can also use the API – ImageHorn… menu from the menu bar. In either of these menus there should be a menu item called ImageHorn.
Select the preferred fitting option:
- No Dynamic Fitting
- Dynamic Fit
- Dynamic Fit Proportionally
- Dynamic Fill Proportionally
- Dynamic Center