Automated Image Optimization on Import
This feature request is perfectly in line with Adobe's push to "Accelerate your Work".
Wouldn't it be great if you could drag 20 6MB images in your repeat grid, for example, and know that XD has done the awesome work of evaluating the placeholder dimensions and optimized the dimensions & dpi of your pasted images for optimal file size or image quality?
If the user is pasting 25 images in a repeat grid that has a placeholder of 320px wide, it makes no sense that the imported images be at full resolution and dimensions behind the placeholder's mask.
I'm suggesting two things:
1. In the preferences pane, add a menu item for "imported images" and let users select if they want XD to optimize imported images for file size OR image quality on a slider.
2. Create the back-end infrastructure to support intelligent image import optimization based on placeholder dimensions.
This is valuable because I often source free-to-use high-res images for my prototypes. Today, I use a set of actions that I created in PS to optimize my images for XD because I don't want to import 400MB of images in my XD file, especially when I know they're just going to be used for thumbnails, for example.
Yes it think this should be done when generating the link for sharing since you might change the size or zoom level im XD. The core issue is that fx. many of my clients often complain that it takes so long to load the links. Then i have to dowload some wacky plugin that does it individually in XD
Vlad Iepure commented
When designing it would be great to have the imported images compressed automatically. I would see this as a setting option that could be either turned on/off and to be able to adjust the level of compression. This would speed up syncing by a lot in a large collaboration project that is constantly syncing (also a bit more ecological for all of us).
In my case, I'm working on a project where the XD file size is 1GB and can't really check which images are compressed and which not and I had to reach out to support to get a fix because the files were not showing anymore.
Axle James Pascual commented
I think they should be able to compress the images when publishing