Option Drag (ie. After Effects) to replace image


(Michael) #1

Might be dupe, but would save time to replace image vs selecting element tab choosing image via dialog box.

A lot of my work flow involves creating a list item then having to duplicate and varying the list items. So this would definitely be a time saver.

Great job and love the product!


(Mark Hunte) #2

You can select the image file in the Resouces pane and use the replace button…

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But not sure if this is right for you as re reading again, This would replace all occurances of the image…


(Michael) #3

Hi Mark,

I am aware of that and what I am requesting is a bit different. Let’s say you have 2 images in the resources panel A & B. A is in the canvas and I have animation on it. I want to be able to option drag B from resource on to canvas and replace A. If I need to do this for CDEFG… replacing via the resource -> replace can be cumbersome. :slight_smile:


(Mark Hunte) #4

Totally agree, I have often wanted to do similar. I think though there would be a few hoops to implement it. Like a new edit mode for the selected element or new key-drag combo


(Jonathan Deutsch) #5

Thanks for the request - this has been a long standing pet issue of mine to do.

Note that you can select ‘Choose’ from the Background section of the Element Inspector. It will open a Finder Open Dialog, but if the image you choose is already in the document, it won’t result in a duplicate and switch over to that.


(Michael) #6

Love the instant feedback :smile:

Would also love to see support for folders in the resources panel. Mine is getting large and lots of scrolling. Thanks!


(Jonathan Deutsch) #7

Absolutely!

(Not really the same, but note that you can search and filter by type at the top – sometimes this gets overlooked!)