Loading images for use with LC6.5 and resolution independance

Scott Rossi scott at tactilemedia.com
Thu Nov 14 22:45:32 EST 2013

On 11/14/13 6:16 PM, "Monte Goulding" <monte at sweattechnologies.com> wrote:

> There's probably no reason why you couldn't continue to import images
>and swap them manually as button icons.

Of course, but then what's the point of the engine having a naming
convention and auto-scaling features?

> It does mean a little bit of thought probably needs to go into a new
>custom control scheme...  I'll raise on the engine list that relative
>paths for images should be looked for relative to the stackfile a
>behavior is on if they aren't found relative to the stackfile the image
>is on.

IMO, the engine's image-locating process should be consistent: look within
the immediate the stack, substacks, loaded stacks, and extend the search
to external files if needed or specified.


Scott Rossi
Creative Director
Tactile Media, UX/UI Design

>On 15/11/2013, at 11:21 AM, Scott Rossi wrote:
>> I have to say when I heard about this implementation, it seemed a bit
>> limited and messy to me.  Why not extend the naming convention to
>> images as well?
>> If you create custom controls for people that contain images, you have
>> hand off the images separately and have the recipient re-link everything
>> in their app.  Unless I'm missing some other option, this is quite
>> inconvenient and prone to problems/mistakes.
>> Would be happy to find out otherwise.

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