Images turn into blue square with?

Good Evening Weavers!

Continuing my streak (2nd post ever) my question is about images in my RapidWeaver project. Is there a way to store these in my RapidWeaver project file so I don’t have to keep loading them from my desktop or USB drive when I’m working on my project?

My situation is that I have a mac mini and a macbook pro. I work on my site on both computers and I’ve been keeping my project on a USB jump. The drive has my RW project and a folder called “pics for website” original I know. This is how I get pics to my project: 1) I open the USB drive, 2) I select a photo 3) I drag the photo to the resources section in my RW project.

When I open the project on the other computer in the preview mode I only see a blue square with a question mark.

I’m looking forward to increasing my knowledge so thanks for any help in advance.


Welcome to the RW world!

It’s best practice to keep your project and (its) resources (e.g. your images) on a computer, not an external, temporarily-mountable, volume such as a thumb drive. By all means use the thumb drive to transfer projects and files between computers (though don’t ever have a RW project open in two places at once).

You have two main options for integrating images into your project aside from dragging them into it and - as you have found - potentially confusing RW, which likes to have a semi-permanent path to them:

1 - Warehousing - where Joe Workman’s Warehouse Image stack is the frontrunner, and

2 - RW’s own Resources environment

Good luck - and do please come back to us here if you need more help with this :slight_smile: .

I checked out the Warehouse stack and don’t think it’s what I’m looking for.
The RW page was helpful.