Sometime around 10/1/09 (at 16:03 -0500) SkipII said:
Now I’m really confused. Do I go back and get ALL of the images I
ever used in building my site and copy them into the media folder?
How does the site know what image is what? There is nothing in the
media folder right now.
You can keep your images wherever you like. The ‘Media’ folder is
purely there to encourage tidy behaviour! However, any image you use
must be available, meaning on a mounted volume, when you preview or
If you put an image into a page layout in InDesign, QuarkXPress,
Illustrator or any other similar application, then you removed the
volume the image was on, you wouldn’t get a high-quality print and
you may just get a blank space where the picture was on the page. All
those tools read the original image file data when printing. Freeway
does the same when publishing.
The thing about the Resources folder inside the Site folder is
slightly different. It turned out that this isn’t relevant to your
particular query, but here’s what happens if that’s done:
You import an image you find somewhere inside the Resources folder in
your Site folder.
You publish your work - Freeway generates a new version of the image
as part of its “always fresh, just in time” approach to image
optimising and generation process.
The next time you try to publish your work Freeway can’t find the
image you imported because it was replaced by a new one when the
previous publish process happened.
It doesn’t matter that there’s a file with the same name in the same
place, that is actually a different file. This is the correct way
for files to be tracked; it is how all the above-mentioned apps do
it, not to mention how the Mac OS itself works. It is also why we all
shouldn’t use anything found anywhere inside the Site folder - unless
we copy it out first, in which case it is no longer something Freeway
will delete and recreate.
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