A slightly related question deals with exporting all placed files into a single folder. My problem is unfortunately deeper:
The original author directly pasted screenshots into the InDesign document, so they don't even show up in the
links panel. I can manually select each image and use
File -> Export to export it as jpg or png. But what I want are the following things:
- no transcoding, i.e. the raw image data shall be exported in whatever format was pasted (bmp I guess)
- the pasted image shall be replaced by a regular placed object
- I don't want to do this manually for all the hundreds of images
So unless InDesign does provide means to achieve this via the UI (which I failed to find) I will probably need a script to do the dirty work for me. Has anyone already done something like this?