Sometime around 29/11/08 (at 10:29 -0500) wjordan said:
It’s strange, though, that when this happened last time (with just a
few images that I know I deleted by mistake), freeway sorted it all
automatically when I uploaded the site. Freeway seemed to take the
previews and place them into the resources folder at the time of
upload, thus fixing it on for me on the fly
Your original images are not the ones in the Resources folder that
you’ll find inside your site folder. Everything in there is the
result of Freeway’s publishing process, not original content that
(BTW, you’ve never imported from that Resources folder, have you?
This could be why you’ve lost your original images. Seriously, unless
you have a good, geek-level reason for looking inside that Site
folder - Just Don’t Do It. Not now way, not no how.)
You should have an original image on disk, saved somewhere logical.
(Not anywhere within the Site folder!)
You import that into a Freeway page. Freeway generates a screen-res
preview to show in your layout, but it always goes back to the
original file and reads that whenever you preview or publish.
If you lose the original graphic file Freeway will complain that it
can’t find the original source image and that the image it outputs
may not be optimal quality. It then generates the output image
purely from the screen-resolution image data that’s embedded in your
Freeway document so you can see the image on the layout page.
Freeway 5 introduced the option to ‘detach’ an image from its
original file. This removed the nag about missing source file,
although of course you could never get better results than what was
on the page; if you scaled the image up you’d just get enlarged (and
softened) pixels, not a clean enlargement re-rendered from the full
data of the source image.
To detach an image from its source, and thus remove the nag if you’ve
lost the source image, either select it on the page and choose Item >
Modify or choose Edit > Resources, select an item marked as
‘Missing’, and click the Edit button. Either way you’ll get to the
same dialog, which has a ‘Detached’ checkbox. Click this and you
won’t be hassled for that particular missing image ever again!
Don’t do this unless you need to. But when you do need to, go right
ahead and detach at will!
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