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Postby Jean-Jacques Boutaud » May 16th, 2007, 3:08 am

Hi Nick,
It seems like there's no way to replace a selected image by a new one using Insert>Image… or Insert Picture.
It works with image from the ClipArt/Custom folder.
It's a nice way to apply a "style" to several image (a kind of Copy/Paste Object Style command).
By style, I mean:
- Fill settings
- Line ones
- Shadow ones
- …
Really useful when you have to apply same settings to different images.
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Postby Nick » May 16th, 2007, 10:30 am

Hi,
Probably we will make possible to replace images by the drag&drop operation (as it works with the clip art). Not sure about the Insert menu.

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Postby Jean-Jacques Boutaud » May 17th, 2007, 2:23 am

Hi Nick,
Imho, the best way to replace "Object Style" by another one (or to apply the same style to multiple objects) should be to manage them (the styles) the same way you've done for Text/Text Styles.
Doing so, you may save or not save to styles, some settings but not necessary all of them (ex. the Line and Shadow ones but not the Fill ones (or the oppsite)).
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Postby Nick » May 17th, 2007, 4:19 am

Hi,
We'll think about "Object Styles", but...
It is not clear how to apply "Object Style" to objects of different type. Images may be vector, raster or smart shapes: they have different properties. How to be with a complex image (image inserted into a smart shape). And so on.
There is no such a question with text.

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Postby Jean-Jacques Boutaud » May 17th, 2007, 8:35 am

Hi Nick,
You're right about the different kinds of images (raster ones, vector ones, composites ones… ).
But most settings apply to all of them:
- Shadow
- Line (in different ways)
- Fill (in different ways too)
- Masks (to raster/pdf ones)
So, apply styles to images could be:
- apply only settings that are "compatible" with target objects (as masks aren't "compatible" to SmartShapes for ex.)
- apply only styles that are fully "compatible" with target objects (a little bit restrictive, imho)

In a way, this "Apply/Paste Objects Styles" already exists.
If I add an image from the ClipArt library, add Line/Shadow/Fill… then duplicate this image and keeping this duplicate one selected, select another image from the ClipArt Library, the result is this new image with the style of the previous one.
This is exactly what I wish to do ;^)
Unfortunately, it's impossible to do this with Insert>Image>From File… (or using the Insert Picture from the toolbar).
More, there's no way to save specific styles.

I'm not a Disc Cover user but, in some ways, Collages seem to be a way to save "Objects Styles".
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Postby Nick » May 17th, 2007, 9:20 am

Hi Jean-Jacques,
I've added the suggested feature to our list. If possible, we'll add it to the program.

Nick

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