When using CS5.1 and making the links, you have to put a picture you want to make a link in the same folder of which you are currently making. If you do not put a piture in the same folder and put it outside of the folder, Illustrator tries to find the similar or same-named picture from outside of the folder. Is it true?
The way I (mis)understand it, you can link to different images wherever you wish, independently of of another (File>Place, tick Link). Obviously, if you are going to send a document with links, it is easier to have linked images in the same folder.
Thank you for your reply.
I recently started using Illustrator and maybe dont understand it very well...but
The problem I have right now is like this↓
I prepare two kinds of images(Images A=the images to put at last, Image B=the same named dummy images of A
I use the images B to make your I put images in the right position.)
I want to put some images by using link. (Think this image as A)
I want to put font and sentenses as well.
While putting fond and sentences, I want to put some dummy pictures (B)
The thing is I have to give the images A and B the same name so that I correctly make links.
I wonder if the images A and B, since they have same name, are incollectly put in the page if I happen to delete some images...
You can use Replace in the Links palette flyout to replace dummy images with the right ones; it would seem safer to use different names, and you can have them in the same folder for easy replacement.
Is there a special reason to use dummy linked images? One might imagine it would be easier/better to work on top of the real thing.
My coworker says I have to use dummy liked images because it takes less volume?? The real image is very big in volume made by eps and dummy one is low-resolution image made by jpeg.
Also she says I have to use same names so that the file places the low-resolution image..Does it make sense?
Sorry for complecated ask...
The point of using linked images is to keep the file size down, so it should make little difference.
You may try a simple test by linking to the A images and to the B images and compare.
You may also try to compare the time it takes to have the different kinds of images show when you change the screen view in different ways.