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Updating linked images?

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Hi all,

I just installed the 1.7 beta and I added an image. There was no way to add a linked image, which is weird. I had to embed the image and then click Replace Image and then replace it and click linked in that dialogue box. Will there be a way to choose a linked or embedded before this goes totally live?

Anyway, now I have a linked image so I went to Photo and opened the source image and scribbled on it with the paintbrush. I then saved it and went back to Designer and a pop-up came up saying that the linked file had been updated however the image on screen has not updated. Should be image within designer not update when I update the linked image in photo?

Thanks a lot for any help,
Phil


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Ah. But it does! And I'm glad it does. Will you be removing it? Or adding to it to make it fully functional?

Thanks!


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Bah! That's a shame. This seems like a pretty high priority item. Ah well. Thanks anyway.


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I find the answer fully satisfactory. They are testing the feature's reliability before porting to other apps, makes a lot of sense.


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I wouldn't mind embedded images being the only option if AD compressed them, but since this doesn't seem to be the case, I wonder if this means we are stuck with those giant file sizes forever.

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Yep, I don't know.....  In every package I've handled in my life, linked images are a life savior when you are creating things like board/card games, and many  types of publications or general designs, where an image is reused in the design (one design even calling many linked images) a lot, and you want to independently edit that image, have it always up to date without needing to re-embed it... But it's maybe just my usual workflows. In the other side, being able to embed is often important, too...


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Yeah, those GIANT file sizes are real non-sense. Well, the management of embeded images in AD is, how to say it, at level zero. You wanna a PRO designing app so have "PRO" filesizes. Take it or leave it.

Linked images could present a solution to this, too...

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