Create automatically-updating captions in InDesign

InDesign CS5 and later versions have an array of features that are often overlooked and under-used. This tutorial demonstrates the live captions functionality within InDesign, which enables you to place a caption for multiple images using the image's metadata.

In this example, I'll show you how to display the image's title as a caption. Creating live captions means that if you replace one of the images with another, the caption will automatically be updated. The function has various other uses too: it's particularly useful when creating contact sheets as the metadata can be used to display the shutter speed, ISO or even the brand of camera that the image was taken with.

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