I just started setting up a cross site publishing scenario for one of my clients. I have products in a custom lists each item has an ImagUrl (amoung others) which points to an image in a publishing Image list on authoring site. I am going to mark the custom list as Catalog. Do I need to mark the Image list as catalog as well? then do I need to connect an image list on the publishing site to this image list on authoring site? Will the images be imported to the image list on publishing site? What is the best solution in case there is another one? Thanks
When using external resources in the cross-publishing scenarios it is important to plan ahead access to shared resources - e.g. are all users on the target site have access to source images, etc. - I believe Waldek M. (http://blog.mastykarz.nl/easier-working-assets-cross-site-publishing/) has very well described this - an option being to effectively use a "shared location" and use that.