Force color images to render in grayscale
Version: 1.0.10Lightning Brain Color2Gray for InDesign allows you to convert placed color photos to grayscale without modifying the original color image.
Operating System: Mac OS X
Sometimes you want a particular picture to be output as a grayscale image, yet the original image is in color. You could open it in Photoshop and convert it to grayscale, but you can instead also use this plug-in. The original image is not changed and remains in color, yet it is output as a grayscale image. The gray image will only render on the black (K) plate.
The three plug-ins that need to be present for this to work are:
· an up-to-date Active Page Item Runtime or equivalent
· a Color2Gray.spln scripted plug-in (with .spln file name extension). All platforms share the same scripted plug-in file. On Windows this file carries a generic icon.
· a platform-specific Color2Gray plug-in (with .pln file name extension; the name will differ for CS/CS2/Mac/Win - it's Color2Gray.pln)
Yes, you'll need two plug-ins that have Color2Gray in their file name: one is a scripted plug-in, the other is a regular plug-in.
Make sure you install the correct plug-ins for your version of InDesign. InDesign CS Plug-Ins and InDesign CS2 Plug-Ins are mutually incompatible, and Windows Plug-Ins don't work so well on Mac.
To make it easier, we've prepared ready-to-copy sets of plug-ins - you may dig into the appropriate disk image or folder and copy the three items from there to your plug-ins folder.
Please read the Remarks below - our software evolves over time, and you might need to separately update some of the individual plug-ins.