I import (embed) a lot of jpg's and png's to Inkscape, many of them visually similar to each other. When you select an image, the tool-tip/status bar message will say something like: "image 1000 x 1400: embedded in layer..." Is there a way to get Inkscape to keep the original name of the image, so that if it was 'Lincoln-3' on your desktop it is 'Lincoln-3' in your drawing? The file name is preserved when Linking, but that is not an option for me.
How do you feel about renaming Layer 3 to Lincoln-3 ?– fred_dot_uMar 14, 2019 at 0:25
Not a bad idea, but I tend to have hundreds of objects in a single drawing, so... But this is a bit better than the suggestion below since the name WOULD appear in the Status bar after naming it.– dogwoodMar 14, 2019 at 20:26
There's no way to do that within the GUI as far as I know, but perhaps an extension could be written to do it automatically. Unfortunately I can't help you there.
However, there is manual work around.
- When you import an image, Link to the file initially
- Select the object, and take look at the file name in the status bar
- Open the Object Properties panel (Shift+Ctrl+O), and type the file name in the 'Title' field, or even in the image ID field (as long as each image ID is unique).
- Click Set
- Right click the image and choose 'Embed Image'
Not a bad workaround, and in some contexts I might use that. But for everyday use I think I'll stick to my own workaround, which is to just type the image name in text and place it on/under the image, like a caption, or group it to the image.– dogwoodMar 14, 2019 at 20:09