2 Replies Latest reply: May 22, 2012 1:12 AM by Barry
PaulWhite Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

Does anyone know where Pages stores image info or the actual image.


For example if you drag an image off a web page onto a pages layout it displays in perfectly and you can resize etc. However I can never use the image anywhere else as i cannot find where it is stored. There seems to be no right-click show file info for images.


Probably I am just missing something.



Pages iMac
  • 1. Re: Where does Pages store image information
    PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (29,620 points)

    Select the image > Inspector > Metrics > File Info > drag the file icon to your desktop



  • 2. Re: Where does Pages store image information
    Barry Level 7 Level 7 (29,180 points)

    Hi Paul,


    Here's the story on where the image is stored, based on a single test. Start at the bottom and work up:

    Picture 17.png

    geo w pic.pages is a small wp file with a single image—the 48 KB gif file I dragged onto it from the internet.

    geo no pic.pages is the same file, saved after the picture had been deleted. Note the 228 KB reduction in size.

    geocache.gif is the image, saved directly from the webpage.

    geocache.pdf is the same picture, selected and copied from the pages document, then placed in Preview using command-N (New document from Clipboard). Preview opened it as a PDF file, and I saved it from there.


    Jump to the top of the list.

    Pages files are zipped archive packages, which can be expanded after changing the extension from .pages to .zip.


    The package contains a jpg thumbnail and a pdf image of the document in the Quicklook folder, an xml index file (making up the bulk of the document) and the image, stored in TIFF format.


    Total size: About 630 KB (the Quicklook files take about 100 KB), compressed in the final package to 288 KB.