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Figma Basics - How to override image in instance

I am going through Figma Basics and in point 3. Components, there is instruction to override images and text to make it look like example on the right side. The thing is that instruction doesn’t specify on how to replace images in component instance with image that is already in the file. Am I missing the point or should I just detach instance and then simply replace it? I know that there are multiple solutions to that task, but I am wondering why you can replace image in instance with image from your drive, but not with the image that is already in the file?

Sorry but it didn’t answer my question, it’s actually all that I said about in my first comment about “Place image”… It only works for images from drive, not for those that are in the file.

Ah, for the ones that are in the file you can copy/paste the fill of the layer.

Nice, now it works. Thank you for your help. Just to clarify for people that will see it in the future. You must click on fill image you want to copy - not for the layer containing image, than ctrl + c or cmd + c, the click on image you want to replace and ctrl + v or cmd + v.

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You can also copy all properties using alt + cmd/ctrl + C and paste via alt + cmd/ctrl + V. But I avoided this in my answer because it not only copies the fills, but effects, corner radius, and other properties that you may not want.