Exporting linked files

If I use DT’s Export Files and Folders function I noticed that it exports my linked files as if they were stored in the database. Is there any way to export these linked files as aliases?

Just to elaborate on the above topic, say for example I have a group in DT called “Pictures” containing links to images stored on my hard drive. Because they are links to the images, they’re not stored in the database. However, if I choose Export Files and Folders from DT, it copies the actual images instead of aliases (which is what I prefer). Is this the way it’s supposed to work?