Photoshop CC 2015.5: Replace one image in a series of copied linked files

I’m working on a screen layout that has a bunch of linked images. They are all copies of an original that I was using FPO until I had final images. Now that I have the right image, if I choose “Relink to File…” for one of the images, it replaces all of the images.

It seems like the only solution is to import a new image, resize it, and clip it to match the image already in place. Is there no way to break the link between the placed image copies so that I can relink them one at a time?


I usually get around this by making the linked image layer into a smart object, then right clicking that layer and selecting “new smart object via copy”. If you replace the new instance, it won’t affect your other linked objects. Does that help?

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