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Israel Rodriguez

Hi Ashley,

Thanks for replying. I'm working on a labeled graphic interaction, and I have to make some changes to the background image I previously added to my interaction.

The problem is I lost my source PSD, so in order to maintain as much quality as possible I would like to know if it's possible to save to my hard drive the image I added to my engage file originally... just so I don't have to create the image again from scratch.

Daniel Brigham

Israel: Are you working with Studio 09 or Studio 13?

The way it works is that you insert a picture (saves on your computer) to serve as a background for the interaction. That is, you make all your tweaks in whatever tool, save the file to your computer, and then insert that version into your interaction. Of course, you can insert other versions if you need to.

I apologize if that wasn't exactly what you are asking about.--Daniel

Steve Gannon

I think what Israel is asking is if there is a feature in Engage similar to that in PowerPoint or Storyline where you can right-click on an image and do a "Save as Picture" to get the source image back as a standalone image file. Israel, to my knowledge, Engage lacks such a feature.

One option:

You can increase the quality settings to 100% using Interaction Properties and then publish for CD. Dig through the published files. You'll find a cryptic name for the background image file which you can copy and rename as a new file.

Lorie Fleming

Steve Gannon said:

I think what Israel is asking is if there is a feature in Engage similar to that in PowerPoint or Storyline where you can right-click on an image and do a "Save as Picture" to get the source image backas a standalone image file. Israel, to my knowledge, Engage lacks such a feature.

One option:

You can increase the quality settings to 100% using Interaction Properties and then publish for CD. Dig through the published files. You'll find a cryptic name for the background image file which you can copy and rename as a new file.

I tried this and it worked successfully for me. My interaction is part of a Presenter file. So I opened the stand-alone version of the interaction (i.e., opening using the Engage program, not from within the PPT/Presenter). I found that this works, provided that you don't have the images set to Zoom. I had to go back in and turn off the Zoom, then republish (again to CD). Then I found the images in the "Interaction content" folder. It was easy to see them when I turned on the "medium icons" view.

Thanks for the smart workaround, Steve!!!

mike lilin
Timothy lee

How about using an image ocr reader to extract the background from the original image and save it to a desired image format for next time loading and applying. To be honest, I'm not sure about this, just knowing ocr is indespensable for text or image extracting.

ocr tool can only extract text from image, but not a color. in my opinion, maybe you can try some image editor like photoshop.