images

Sarah sarahr at genesearch.com.au
Tue Jul 16 17:26:00 EDT 2002


I haven't done much with image libraries but as I understand it, the 
standard Rev image libraries are just normal stacks that contain all 
their images. If you need any of these images, you need to include the 
library in your standalone, meaning that you are effectively including 
copies of  all those icons even if you only use one.

If you make your own images substack, either as an image library or as 
part of your working file, you can be much more selective about the 
images you include, while producing the same result.

Sarah


> It seems to me that this feature of RR needs a bit more work.  It would 
> be
> nice if there were a way that you could store images in a stack without
> having the image expressed as a object. Forinstance when you select the
> "Import as control" menu item of the file menu. It would be nice if the
> image were stored in the stack permanently irrespective of whether or 
> not it
> was used as an image on the current card.  In addition it would be nice 
> if
> the image chooser had the capability to import images and to delete 
> images
> that have been stored. This of course would require that the image 
> chooser
> was capable of being invoked via another method rather than setting the 
> icon
> property.
>
> Why is this an issue?  Well I am currently working on a rather large
> project.  I want my code and the resources stored in the stack to be as
> small and efficient as possible.  Currently when I look at the custom 
> Image
> library for the stack I see a large number of stored images that are
> redundant.  There are perhaps 60 or more images stored. There are only 
> about
> 15 unique images used as icons in the stack. Given the current 
> situation I
> am not sure that I can safely delete any of them. The fact that they are
> there is a consequence of me adding them as controls.
>
> Perhaps a bit more information from the folks at RR regarding icon
> management and the use of custom image libraries might be helpful here.
>
> I guess what I am longing for here is a set of features that are 
> similar to
> resCopy.
>
> If there are different ways to load, access and use images in RR that I 
> am
> missing, please anybody chime in.
>
> Regards,
>
> Steve
>
> Stephen R. Messimer
> Messimer Computing, Inc
> 208 1st Ave South
> Escanaba, MI 49829
> www.messimercomputing.com
>
>
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