Image Catalog, huge? Using Links vs. imports?
Hi Folks, I have a 2 DVD set of Hemera Images of 150K images. I have a tab text file of all image names and descriptions. Hemera's PhotoObjects Software is not being updated for Lion. Using Graphic Converter 7, I've converted all images to png files so I can use them for my web work. What I want to do is create a searchable database of images based upon description, but I don't need/want to duplicate and import all my images into a FM file. I'd rather have it display the images via a link to a folder on my computer, or place the DB inside the images folder so that all are immediately available via a relative path.
Anyway, I'd like to know if/how it is possible to do this in FM Pro 12, using perhaps the Assets template or some other method. If I did this in MySql on a server, I know how to do linking to display, but I don't want this on a server.
Can anyone give me some advice, counsel, instructions on how to do this? I also want to be able in the search, if say 20 images come up matching the description Zebra, a simple layout of the available images would be great.
Finally, I would like to export a stand alone player (without the actual images, just the database info) so other Hemera users could use this fix.