Anyone who knows how to change the color of the frame from a selected image in Indesign? Seems some files have a yellow frame when I try to select the image inside a box. The yellow frame is to hard to see on a blank background. In some other files it's a cyan frame instead of yellow.

I wanted to change it to a color I can see better than yellow. Seems no option to change it inside Indesign preferences. Also has nothing to do with the layers I'm working with.

Can I change it? How does it happen to be yellow or cyan?

screenshot yellow frame

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Explained in more dummy-detail: The layer you're working in has a color. The border around an image (graphic frame) will get this color. The border around a selected image inside the frame is the inverted color of this layer. So if you have set the layer on black, the border of a selected image becomes white and will be difficult to see.

You can change this by changing the color of the layer: Open the layer panel double clicking on the layer you're currently working on to open layer options. Change color to purple. The selected images frame becomes green.

  1. The graphic frame color comes from the layer color.
  2. The graphic border color is the graphic frame color inverted.

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