How to re-link a linked image layer in Photoshop

I’m used to using the Links window in Illustrator and InDesign. In Photoshop (CS6), I have some linked images, added using File > Place, which look like this on the Layers window:

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So far, so good.

I want to swap them for different images, and/or force them to update – but I can’t find a straightforward way to do this.


Just pasting the new image in is not ideal – they’re part of a video animation updated in a different application, and creating new layers each time would create a lot of hassle. I’m looking to do the same sort of things you can do in Illustrator and InDesign with the Relink and Update... buttons.

Answer

It looks like, in Photoshop-land, Relink is called Replace contents and is found through right-click on the layer:

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I can’t find any direct equivalent of the Illustrator/InDesign update button. Right now I’m just re-replacing every time the file changes, which is far from ideal.

It seems like Photoshop linked images only update if you edit them in Photoshop using “edit contents” – and “edit contents” loads the version stored in memory, not the file on the drive.

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