Ability to replace/update image files
I wish I had the ability to select an image and be able to update the file or change the image with out having to import another image if it is exactly the same size or I updated the design.
Replace image isn't working for me in my current situation. Seems buggy at least. I can replace a layered psd with a flat jpg, but not with another layered psd. Ideally, the replace/update would work like InDesigns. I like the benefit of being able to import layers into XD and alter those layers, in theory at least. In practice though, I use photoshop for photoshop work and XD for XD work and that means touching up images in photoshop and laying out and exporting in XD. In fact, in addition to using XD to prototype, I use it to create production templates to export many sizes and crops at once. XD is the jam for that, and it fits into the idea of creating design systems for teams, but I need to be able to quickly update/replace all instances of an image in XD for it to wrk thoroughly. Again, the Indesign model is perfect.
thanks for adding replace image finally! Next question why does it not change file name to replaced image.
Right now when I replace image it keeps the same file name as previous? Drives me crazy might as well not have that option drag and drop at least maintains file name.
Also noticed when I copy and paste appearance an image used elsewhere into a mask it keeps the existing file name. Totally bizzare it would do that.
that's my rant for the day...lol
+1 on this functionality. Would be great to have.
How is this not already there. Even online Google apps have this.
I need this feature for yesterday!
silly that xd doesn't have this yet. basic functionality needed. Sketch is still way ahead.
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This really needs to be a new feature quickly. I am already looking for other options to start prototyping.
Just drag and drop new image over existing image and it will swap...
I find it hard to believe this feature does not exist. It is extremely cumbersome and inefficient to have to go back, position and copy and paste an image that I want to update. The functionality that exists in InDesign would be ideal.
Totally agree, this is a very basic functionality that is on all other adobe applications. Why not here?
OMG this is super essential!
This thread got a bit confused. What we need is that the image imported into XD is linked to the original image source. Literally every design application works this way (websites, apps, programs etc.. all work this way).
Where is the source image located in XD. Makes it very hard to keep a well organised project.
Still waiting for this feature. It should work just like Indesign im having to replace 20+ screens the long way
Stop trying to siphon-off Sketch users. Give us something until your UI tools catch-up. You know we will all move 'fully' to XD at some point.
You have the updateable assets feature in PSD, Illustrator and InDesign.
Please, please add this feature. It's so essential.
Whit Gurley commented
I am stunned that you still haven't added this, it's fundamental to ANY CREATIVE APPLICATION. And no, the drag-into-region trick doesn't always work - XD will only let you import PSDs, not drag them, so I have no way of replacing a placed PSD, period. Incredibly frustrating, this is SUCH a small request.
Please add this feature, it would save so much time. We need a quick and easy way to update images without having to re-import them every single time. Images change quite frequently in the mockup/design process.
Drag & drop over the existing image DOES NOT work. Saw multiple times mentioned here, need to give more insight. If the existing image is a masked portion of the original image, dropping the same image over it DOES NOT align with the existing one. You still have to manually play with all of the images. XD has incredibly great features, but having this one nonexisting has damages my respect to it.
Hope this helps - worked for me.
Adobe Staff response I received after posting for the same issue today, 8/1/2019:
eelainecc Employee Aug 1, 2019 10:35 AM (in response to Tara Young)
Have you tried dragging another image over the shape? It should replace it as an image fill.
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InVision Studio provides a simple way of updating or replacing images as fills (no resizing or reimporting necessary). See attached screenshot below.
This rather fundamental action appears to be missing with XD and costing me valuable production time. Am I overlooking it?
Thanks in advance for any insight.
Please add this feature
Martin Sarna commented
Yes, please! In a large agency setting, images are updated frequently. Having to reimport images every time they are updated slows us down and increases friction.
Thank you for all your hard work and frequent updates!