if I edit the content of an image
example.jpg - but without changing the file name - and export the affected Anki cards and then import them again in another profile (with the same card collection), the “previous/old” image file
example.jpg is not replaced during import, but rather the “new/updated/imported” image file
example.jpg is renamed with an appendix such as
example_1549051711369.jpg. The same appendix is applied to all (content-wise) updated images during import.
This may sound like a nuance, but in Medicine content updates of images/illustrations are quite frequent and the updated deck is distributed to a lot of medical students.
I don’t really know what the long-term implications of this are and if there are any pitfalls at all, but I’m curious as to why Anki doesn’t replace the image files in the
collection.media folder on import. Right now I have a deck version with about 1000 image updates in the pipeline, but I’m hesitant to release it because all users will have different
collection.media files and card references (
<img src="...">) after updating.
Happy about any feedback and thank you in advance!