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In Serif Publisher, I was able to set up a page with multiple images, and then drag and drop replacement images into them as I needed. In Affinity Publisher, this no-longer works, and I have to go to 'replace image' and then be confronted with having to find the image I need in an file explorer type interface. This takes a lot of time, especially as I often have need for images from more than one subdirectory, whereas drag and drop from one or more directories open in explorer is efficient and very satisfactory. Also, when clicking on an image in the Serif product, I was given the option of 'replace picture'. This isn't there on the Affinity product.

Can this be implemented somhow? I cannot find it anywhere when searching the various help options.

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https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/tutorials/publisher/desktop/video/286538332


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Thank you haakoo, but this is not what I need. I have a page with, images for publication in a scientific journal. These all must be the same dimensions (native from camera), and could come from half a dozen different directories on my hard disk. I just add one, then copy it as many times as I need. Then I need to be able to go directly to explorer (I have instances of this open for each subdirectory I need) and drag an image to simply replace the ones I wish to change. This works wonderfully on Serif Publisher, but not at all in Affinity Publisher (or at least, not the way I am trying to do it in the same manner as I can in Serif Publisher).

See the quick example attached. Would gradually be built up by dropping appropriate images right on top of the place holding image.

D&D images Serif Publisher.pdf

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hint:pictureframe

place pictureframe on canvas

keep selected

drag/drop images onto the pictureframe


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It sounds like you should populate your document with Picture Frames of the appropriate size. If they're all the same size you could make one, then turn it into an asset to simplify making the others.

Then you should be able to drag files onto the frames to fill them.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1903 (18362.356), 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00Gz, GeForce GTX 970
Affinity Photo 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.486 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.486 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.7.3.481 and 1.7.3.475 Beta

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Thanks, haakoo and walt.farrell. This works. I still don't quite understand why it can't work the old way (saves messing about making frames of the right dimensions), but anyway, I can live with it. Or it might be nice to just add an image and then be able to convert it to a frame (probably something that is available already, but can't find it).

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15 minutes ago, ChrisatBRIL said:

Thanks, haakoo and walt.farrell. This works. I still don't quite understand why it can't work the old way (saves messing about making frames of the right dimensions), but anyway, I can live with it. Or it might be nice to just add an image and then be able to convert it to a frame (probably something that is available already, but can't find it).

Actually, that can work, too, but using picture frames is closer to what you described as your current workflow. as you said you have placeholder images that you replace.

(By the way, Layer > Convert to Picture Frame will work with an image selected.)


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1903 (18362.356), 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00Gz, GeForce GTX 970
Affinity Photo 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.486 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.486 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.7.3.481 and 1.7.3.475 Beta

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