I have seen this post before but with no resolution. I open an image in an image editor (I am using IrfanView). I copy the image to clipboard. I paste into AutoCAD with PASTE SPECIAL >> DEVICE INDEPENDENT BITMAP. Looks great, but then I save the file and when I reopen it, it is a blank rectangle in the drawing. I am trying to accomplish a drawing that has the raster image embedded (not pointing to the actual raster file). Anyone have a resolution to this? Thanks
I use PASTESPEC specifically to eliminate having to have the image file path be present (I need it embedded in AutoCAD, not pointing to a separate image file). I can use many methods to place an image file in AutoCAD and have it work fine. My particular issue is to do it without having to send a certain tif file to our customer and have them store the tif image also. If the image file has a path, it always works for me. I tried it with PAINT and the result was the same. I have used Corel Photo Paint, IrfanView, Paint, and Microsoft Office Picture Manager. I have also tried it with the file being a TIF (my preference), JPG, PNG, and BMP. Results are the same.
I may have come up with a solution. I analyzed the TIF image we were using to paste in the drawing. When I viewed the properties, I noticed it was saved with GROUP 4 Fax Encoding and was 400 x 400 DPI. I found a TIF image that worked in another drawing and its DPI was 300DPI. Hmmm, I tweaked the image properties of the file (using IrfanView) and then saved it and repeated my steps. What do you know. It opened back up after a save and the image was visible. Note! this works when the image does not grow in height and width. This means that you need to make this change in the "Resize/Resample" Dialog and not the "Properties/Settings" Dialog.