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Sometimes, text is not enough to describe a concept or idea. In OutlineEdit 3, you can include inline images, right inside your outlines. This way, you can include visual content from other applications or the web, like photos, charts and formulas.

Supported image file formats are:

Adding Images

You can attach one or multiple inline images to an item. To add an image from the file system, click on the 'Add to item' button on the right side of the editor area, choose Edit ▸ Add Images from the main menu or use the keyboard shortcut ctrl + I. You can also add images from other applications or the web, by using drag and drop.

Working with Images

After adding an inline image, you can delete it by selection and clicking the remove button, in the upper left image corner. Or you can cut, copy and paste it, to any other item. Note that on image cut, copy and paste the image file format will be converted to PNG, which might lead to a reduction in image quality, compared to the original image attachment.

Resizing Images

OutlineEdit 3 always reduces the image display size, to fit the document window width. If the image is larger than the document width, the display size will expand, as you make the document window larger.

You can change the image display size by selecting an image and dragging the resize handle, in the lower right image corner. The image scaling factor is displayed while changing the image size. On high-DPI displays, image attachments are initially scaled to 50% of their image size, in points.

Exporting Images

When exporting PDF files and printing, inline images are included, right inside the outline. For other export types, OutlineEdit adds a small text reference to the image. In order to export images matching the images refrences, choose File ▸ Export Images... from the main menu. You can then choose a folder in the file system to export the image files to.

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