Yes, its not a new request. I think they are going to do this at some point, and probably introduce yet ANOTHER panel as well - a links panel. May not be next version though.
With all these extra panels I just hope they sort out the awful design problems with clunky panel docking, daft transparency and all the problems that have beseiged CS4
Thanks... I did search for "link" in the forum
and did not see it (there were no search results
on the forum), so I added it. I guessed it was
not new, but I did not see it either. Appreciate
all of you guys looking over this. (And the
confirmation that I understand things correctly.)
Currently there is a feature which you may not be aware of called Variables - Image > Valraibles. This is designed to allow external files to be automatically linked: When muliple source images are needed to create many different versions of the same master image quickly. There is no direct link feature yet
This would only be a valid feature if you had a collect for output and idiot warnings upon save. Otherwise its just adding to the pile of garbage being generated by Adobe features.