Bring JPG in as 1:1 instead of halving it
Don't assume imported JPEG images are 2x high DPI
I have the problem, when I import a picture that the initial size is not the same like the original picture. In the video attached you can see it.
For some reason, the bug does not occur with every picture. But the video shows you that it exists.
When you import a JPEG image, we assume you’re bringing in a 2x-resolution image to support high-DPI (Retina) screens. Since you typically design at 1x scale in XD, the correct thing to do in that case is resize the image to 50% of its original size.
If you’re using lower-DPI image assets, then currently you’ll have to manually resize the image back to its original size. Do you run into this often enough that you’d like a preference to completely turn off the auto-resizing? Or does your situation vary so that you’d prefer an option to choose each time you import a JPEG? Please let us know.
(I’ll update the title here to clarify that this is the general type of thing being requested).
Please make it an option. As it would be good to choose to have it 2x resolution rather than automatically reducing by 50%.
Adobe, please make this an option or some kind of preference for artboards. Checkbox: Place images on artboards at original 1:1 size - yes/no
Let me worry about and choose resolutions during the output phase. Having to manually resize and check every .jpg's original dimensions when placed on an artboard is a supreme pain in the ass.
Very very irritating. Why the assumption we’re only designing for high-DPI? Isn’t there a fundamental UX rule somewhere for these kind of things – always give the user an option and control over his actions, never let an app “assume” something? This may be something in an “office” situation but definitely not in a professional design app where we need full control in all steps of the design process. Also, we’re used to bringing in images 1:1 from all other Adobe apps.
Wow. What a mess. Designers need to be able to see the original resolution of an imported image. If you’re receiving a file from another designer there is no way to tell what the hell size you’re working with. C’mon Adobe.
Would recommend it to be a preference and the image would then have a visual indicator that shows what the assumption is.
When importing files into Xd using the File - Import command keys, the images come in at half size (50% or originals) I prefer using this method over dragging the file from my desktop because of the way i have my workspace set up. But this mean's you need to resize them back, doing this over and over gets tedious.
Scott Dutton commented
In answer to your question, Peter, yes, it would be good to have the option to not resize images on import. For design mockups, we don't worry too much about final image sizes. It's putting together the design to show clients. We may swap images in and out during dev and content creation, so we don't do final image prep until later in the cycle.
Birgit Pohl [ACP] commented
Since I prototype my concepts in XD I don't assume any automatics in XD therefore yes, I run into it often. And I posted it because I ran into it often.
You may want to make this feature more clear in adding screens for retina-screens. I don't think that every screen has a retina equivalent.
I myself would think about retina sizes when it comes to actually making the application.