Placing content

Placing content allows you to add raster images, as well as Affinity documents, PDFs, and PSDs, to your page to enhance your publication.

Embedded documents

Placed image, 'sample' page spread (from another Publisher document) and Affinity logo (from Designer document).

About placing content

Once you've planned out your publication and added text to text frames, you can place additional content.

Some useful tips when placing content include:

Once added to your page, you have the option to replace the content, retaining its position, as well as edit placed content.

Place Image Tool To place content:
  1. Do one of the following:
    • Select the Place Image Tool.
    • From the File menu, select Place.
  2. In the pop-up dialog, navigate to and select a file, and click Open.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • Click to place the file at its default, displayed size.
    • Drag on the page to set the size and position of the content.
  4. Alternatively, you can drag and drop the file onto the page to place it. The current image placement policy (embedded or linked) will be honored.
To scale a placed image by DPI, percentage scale or to original size:
  1. Select the image.
  2. From the context toolbar, select the Image Info section and choose an Image DPI or Scale percentage value from the flyout. Alternatively, click Original Size to scale to 100% (native dimensions) and reset aspect ratio.
    Image scaling
To return squashed content to its original aspect ratio:
Place Image Tool To place multiple files:
  1. Do one of the following:
    • Select the Place Image Tool.
    • From the File menu, select Place.
  2. In the pop-up dialog, -select the files you wish to place, and click Open.
  3. The Place Images panel will appear, displaying the files you selected for placement. The files can be placed consecutively from here each time you click on the page or picture frames you would like to place them in until the panel no longer holds any files, starting with the topmost file in the panel. Alternatively, you can click on a file within the panel and then click on the page or picture frame to place that specific file.
To convert placed content into a picture frame:
To edit an embedded document:
To replace content:
  1. Select placed content.
  2. From the context toolbar, select Replace image or Replace Document depending on what you've placed.
Supported file formats for placement

1 Multi-page Freehand files open with each page concatenated onto a single page. Add file extensions .fh10 or .fh11 in Finder to import. Text import is not supported.

2 Raw images are processed automatically.

3 Supports transparency.

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