I have images created in Photoshop that have a clipping path around the main part of the image and are saved as jpg. When I open these jpg files in InDesign, the image is clipped using the stored clipping path.
When I pull the same file into Illustrator, the background also shows, as if there was no clipping path in the file. Is there an Illustrator setting or some other way to relatively easily get the jpg's Photoshop clipping path to clip the image inside Illustrator without finagling each of these jpg images I import into Illustrator?
I know saving as eps from Photoshop will allow Illustrator to access the saved clipping path, but for several reasons I want to use jpg instead of eps if at all possible, but still have the jpg image clipped inside of Illustrator.
I'm aware of techniques to port a Photoshop path over to Illustrator and use it to mask a raster image, but the reason for me hoping there's something as simple as an option in Illustrator to access the stored path is for the sake of avoiding any workarounds and to save that time.
I'm using Mac OS X El Capitan and the very latest versions of Adobe Creative Cloud apps.