2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 28, 2010 1:38 PM by TSGal

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

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      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.