Planned images are temporary files that act as placeholders on a layout when the actual image is not yet available.
This is typically the case for images such as adverts: when the layout is created it is known that these adverts will be part of the page but the actual image itself is provided at a much later stage. Until that time, a Planned image is created which acts and behaves as an image in the workflow, but contains no content.
Once available, the Planned image is replaced by the actual image.
How Planned images are created
Planned images are created by users of Adobe InDesign who work on the layout. Once created, the file is treated as an image in the system and can be seen in Studio as an image too.
Planned images in Studio
In Studio, Planned images act and behave as any regular image. They can be replaced by the actual image by doing the following:
- Right-click the file and choose Replace Planned image. A dialog for browsing to the image appears after which the Uploading files window appears, similar to checking in regular files.