Just copying a footprint drawing image from a datasheet, placing it as a temporary background guide in the PCB component editor, scaling it and using it as a rough guide in conjunction with the grid as a precise guide would make it much easier to create footprints. Is there anything of this sort possible in Altium Designer?
(The only thing I've found is an old image import script that converts it to primitives. But then I don't know how to resize the whole thing.
The only remaining alternative I can think of is one of these Windows Desktop tools that allow to make windows partially transparent so that the background can be in a different application.)