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Filemaker Pro 6 - Images captured on Mac OSX will not show in container field when veiwed on XP OS

Question asked by GRB on Feb 24, 2010
Latest reply on Feb 25, 2010 by philmodjunk

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Filemaker Pro 6 - Images captured on Mac OSX will not show in container field when veiwed on XP OS

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Dear All,

 

I've been working on a catalogue for some zoological specimens which includes a picture of each specimen. We are using Filemaker Pro 6 and the data has been collected by various workers using XP and one user of Mac OSX.

 

When I open the records photographed on a mac on my XP/Vista machine, the image files do not show and I either get a message to use a newer version of quicktime (tried and failed) or simply no image. Opening the file on another mac causes the images to display correctly again.

 

All the other fields import between the various OS with no problems, only the container images fail to function. Short of rephotographing all the specimens from the Mac, or using Mac OSX only, I have no idea how to make the images display on both OS. Due to the size of the catalogues, many of the original image files have been deleted (the catalogue has some 10,000 specimens of which 550 are displaying incorrectly).

 

I'm relatively new to fmp and can manage the usual running tasks OK but any scripting might need to be stepwise so I can cope :P Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

 

Kindest regards,

 

GRB

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