OK, probably a simple question (and one that I can probably
figure out on my own, by testing it), but when selecting an image
file from an outside directory, does RH generate a copy of that
file in the working directory for the project? For example,
"image.jpg" currently resides in "C:\images", while my RH project
exists in "C:\RHProject"... When I select image.jpg from C:\images,
is a copy of it generated in C:\RHProject (and the image reference
for it set accordingly)?
I ask because, I currently have a "C:\images" directory,
where I've been saving all of my generated images and accessing
this directory from RH. I just today was cruising around the file
system, and I noticed some of the image files in the RH project
directory, as well... but not all of them. The thing is, my project
is huge, and I have hundreds of images. I don't specifically
remember which images are used and which are trash (i.e., whether
or not I re-worked or replaced some of them). Anyway, I really
don't want to have to perform a manual search between each
directory to verify... So, theoretically if all valid images are
copied to the RH working directory, I can just delete the images in
my "C:\images" folder.
First, yes RH does copy all the images to within the project.
Second, if you are in any doubt, rename c:\images to
something like c:\zz_images. Drops it to the bottom of your folder
list but keeps it while you check.
Third. Go to Tools | Reports | Images and it will show you
all the images used. Go to Tools | Reports | Used Files and it will
show you all the files used. You can audit one to the other to
prove they are all in the project. Easier though is that after
renaming c:\images, look through the images folder in Project
Manager and just make sure there are no red Xs. (There won't be)