When you import a picture into a picture box — whether or not the picture box already contains a picture — you can retain all picture attributes. For example, if an empty picture box in a template specifies that the picture should be scaled 50% and rotated 90 degrees, you can import a new picture and those attributes are automatically applied.

To import a picture and retain the attributes specified for the box and/or the existing picture, check Maintain Picture Attributes in the Import dialog box (File menu).

When you replace one picture with another in the same picture box, QuarkXPress gives you the option of maintaining the scale, crop, rotation and even Picture Effects of the initial image.

To maintain picture attributes when importing the new picture:

  1. Choose File > Import Picture. The Import Picture dialog box opens.

  2. Select the Maintain Picture Attributes check box.