ImageVault Connect for Adobe InDesign

ImageVault Connect for Adobe InDesign is an extension which allows you to access all your ImageVault assets directly from InDesign.


  • ImageVault 5.10 or later
  • Adobe InDesign CC 13 or later
  • License for "ImageVault connect for InDesign"


To install, perform the following actions.

  1. Download ImageVault for Adobe InDesign from Adobe Exchange
  2. Restart the InDesign application
  3. Access the extension through the toolbar in InDesign: Window -> Extensions -> ImageVault


When the extension is opened, you will be prompted to add some ImageVault information. By clicking the link Add now, the extension settings will open. These settings can also be reached from the panel menu in the top right corner.


Enter the URL to your ImageVault service in the input field and press enter. The extension will now try to connect to the ImageVault service. When the URL is verified as OK, the log in button will become visible.


Once you press the log in button, a browser will open where you need to enter your username and password to log in. The pin activation will automatically be triggered and in a few seconds, you will be notified that it is ok to close the browswer.


You are now logged in and can start using your ImageVault assets in InDesign!


To use your ImageVault assets in a InDesign project, select a frame, hover over an asset and click on insert. The asset will be will be downloaded, inserted and linked, in the same way as it would be by using InDesign's "place" function.


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Log files

Three files in total are generated by logging and contains useful debugging information:

  • CEPHtmlEngine9-IDSN-<VERSION>-com.meriworks.imagevault.panel.log
  • CEPHtmlEngine9-IDSN-<VERSION>-com.meriworks.imagevault.panel-renderer.log
  • CEP9-IDSN.log

Log file location

Windows: C:\Users\<USERNAME>\AppData\Local\Temp

Mac: /Users/<USERNAME>/Library/Logs/CSXS

Adjusting the log level

The default log level is set to "Error", however, this may be changed if needed. Note: Increasing log level will drastically decrease loading time and performance of extension - not recommended to keep this enabled in production.

The following log levels exist:

0 - no logging
1 - Error
2 - Warn
3 - Info
4 - Debug
5 - Trace
6 - All

Adjusting level on Windows Change the key LogLevel in registry location HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Adobe/CSXS.9

Adjusting level on Mac Change /Users/<USERNAME>/Library/Preferences/com.adobe.CSXS.9.plist to the level you want, e.g: defaults write com.adobe.CSXS.9 LogLevel 4 for Debug.

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