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Considerable increase in image size when image is drag and dropped from a web page into a container...

Question asked by CS8 on Jul 17, 2010
Latest reply on Jul 28, 2010 by TSGal

Summary

Considerable increase in image size when image is drag and dropped from a web page into a container field

Product

FileMaker Pro

Version

11.0v2

Operating system version

Mac OS X 10.6.4

Description of the issue

A small jpg or png image is subject to considerable size increase if drag and dropped from a browser (Firefox) into a FileMaker container field. For example, I witnessed a 1.7 MB jpg image getting converted into .pct format when drag and dropped into a container field, at which point it got to a size of 17 MB, ten times the original size.

Steps to reproduce the problem

Under MAC OS X create a container field in any FileMaker solution. Then open a browser, (I tested this with Firefox as drag and drop with Safari doesn't seem to work) and drag and drop any picture to the container field. Export the container field content and notice the change in file extension and the increased size of the image.

Expected result

Images should be stored as they are on the web server without being converted to .pct and without change to their size on disk.

Actual result

Images are first converted to a .pct extension and suffer from a considerable increase in size, quickly expanding the database file itself.

Workaround

Inserting images with the insert image function rather than drag and dropping them works as expected but this involves multiple steps that we would like to avoid.

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