I have a database that has multiple containers (7) for each record. The containers hold screen shots, which right now are bitmaps (4-5 Mb each). That is the way the windows 'print screen' functionality saves them. We trying to find a utility to capture the images as jpgs or some other compressed format. We hadn't discovered this to be a problem until we put the DB file on a server as opposed to the local machine. It now takes 4-5 minutes to load each record. Not all of the containers are populated in each record. The 4-5 minutes is with 3-4 containers populated.
So we figure that reducing the file size of the images will help this. Would using the Filemaker Server platform speed this up? We only have 4-5 users that would be using the DB at a time, and for that the sharing from within Filemaker Pro Advanced seemed appropriate.
When I capture a screen shot in windows, I paste it into windows paint and then save it as JPeg. That's one simple way to get your screen shots into a more compressed format.