Drag & Drop from Resources?

(Michael Kane) #1

Rapidweaver 7.3.3

  1. Start project.
  2. Enable Stacks
  3. Add graphic to “Resources” sidebar
  4. Add image stack to project.
  5. Directions for image stack read, “Drop an Image Here”
  6. Every effort to select the image residing in “Resources” fails. Clicking/hovering changes the focus and pulls up a different screen which only lists the properties of the image.
  7. How to perform this simple task in RW?

(Matthias Ficht) #2

@mokane99 The directions for the image stack reads “drop an image here”, but it doesn’t read that you should use the resources folder for this purpose. You have to drag and drop an image from a folder on your harddrive into the area labelled “drop and image here”, not from the resources. Dragging media FROM the resources folder is generally not possible. These files are referenced from the internal link dialogue of RapidWeaver. Since many image stacks also support this method you have the choice of both referencing the image from the resources folder or dragging and dropping into the stack.

(Michael Kane) #3

“Oh where, oh where are the UI engineers?” asked John Denver before his plane crashed.
Since the function of the “Resources” panel has nothing to do with the project then, i.e., these assets cannot be used in the project, what pray tell is the function of this panel item? As a mere aide-memoire?

(Matthias Ficht) #4

@mokane99 Hm, you actually did read (and understand) what I wrote…?

The resources panel can additionally be used to work with images and other files inside RapidWeaver. So it absolutely does have to do with the project and the assets can be used nearly everywhere in the project.

(Michael Kane) #5

Perhaps not.

The stack in question had no “link” option. If there are a gazillion image
stacks I’ll have to find one with this functionality.

Thank you.

(Matthias Ficht) #6

@mokane99 The stacks will have to support “Warehousing” to either select an image via the RapidWeaver resources or with an HTTP link. Here are some examples of stacks which support warehoused images, but there are more available…
Image Wizard from Stacks4Stacks: https://stacks4stacks.com/imagewizard/
Remote Image Stack from inStacks: https://www.instacks.com/remoteimagestack/
Reflection Stack from Joe Workman: https://joeworkman.net/rapidweaver/stacks/reflection/
Joe does also offer a dedicated stack for warehousing images: https://joeworkman.net/rapidweaver/stacks/warehouse-image/