I never place any sketch geometry other than my image in a sketch (other than needed to scale the image).
Start a New Sketch after placing image in first sketch and then you can trace over in as many sketches as you need.
Of course you can always Hide/Show the image sketch as needed.
It sounds like you consumed your first sketch and now the sketch is hidden.
Right click on the sketch in the browser and select Show.
hei'ya Steve, do you mean two instances of the same photo,
or one instance as a common referance,
for two instances of scaled and positioned just start as
required and close sketch1, open sketch2 on the plane needed,
open tree to sketch picture, select and copy/paste.
for one common instance do sketch1, close, change visibility as
required, set plane or surface and do sketch2 -
maybe a screen-shot or file to see the problem you are
trying to get around - kelef have a good'n
thanks. Both you and J Mather have given me workable solutions. I wil make the inserted picture image into a stand alone sketch and then make seperate sketches that trace over the picture sketch.