Changing URL-based image storage paths

When downloading an image from a URL, by default EasyCatalog will attempt to build a filename based on the format of the URL.  Sometimes, however, the filename used is not desirable: for example, the links shown in the Links panel in InDesign will sometimes be meaningless.

EasyCatalog provides a feature to specify a file naming strategy. In the Picture Options, you can append a storage strategy inside of { brackets } at the end of the URL. For example:

http://download-images-api/v2/file/FIELDSTR(Imagem)/download{FIELDSTR(ImageName)}

When Easycatalog sees this { … } at the end of the URL, instead of building the local storage path based on the URL content it will use whatever is between the { and }. In this example, each downloaded image’s filename will be the contents of the ImageName field.

To append a file extension, include this in the storage schema:

http://download-images-api/api/v2/file/FIELDSTR(Imagem)/download{FIELDSTR(ImageName).jpg}