I have a linked image in Adobe InDesign which is a transparent PNG. I want to fill the visible part of that image with a particular color, i.e. the transparent pieces should stay transparent but the non-transparent pieces should be of this one color. That is, I want to only use its shape.

I tried playing around with Object → Clipping Path, but I do not want any detection of sorts, and I don’t know what threshold and tolerance do, as for me it is pretty clearly all transparent pixels vs. all non-transparent pixels. Also I do not know how to then only fill that path.

  • I'm not certain it's possible to use a PNG as an inverted mask in InDesign.
    – Scott
    Commented Feb 28, 2023 at 20:34
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    Not really what ID is made for. You can do this in PS, link in ID.
    – Lucian
    Commented Feb 28, 2023 at 22:34


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