Is quicktime installed on the windows machine?
Any way to tell what file format is used for the image? (Try exporting it by using export field contents on a mac and see what get info tells you.)
If you can figure out the file format, you can look up Container fields in FileMaker help and check to see if that format is supported on Windows.
Same issue here, database was made by my boss on a Mac. She saved it to the server, I open it and it does not display the images. I can right-click and export the contents (untitled.pct) to my desktop, and it opens with QuickTime no problem. Any solution yet?Summary:Does not display a Mac picture in container field using windows 7Product:FileMaker ProVersion:11.0v3Operating system version:windows 7 home premium (64 bit)Description of the issue:When using Windows 7 Filemaker 11, pictures in a container field cannot be displayed if inserted in the mac version and viewed in Windows version.Exact text of any error message(s) that appear:Quicktime and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
I just gave up and got used to not viewing pictures. Though it was not all pictures. I could not remember the scenrario of how I copied immages into Mac containers. Either by dragging, or copy/paste, and where I go them from, several versions of Internet based engines. This has come up again as I am now using my Macbook Pro with a wifi range extender as Airport is almost dead. The Mac is running OS 10.6, whereas my main Mac runs 10.5.
And trying to crack help from Filemaker is not easy. I suppose it is cheaper to let users answer other user questions.
Thank you for your posts.
I no longer have access to a Mac OS X 10.5.x machine, so I cannot use Mac Grab utility. If I recall correctly, the file type created is .png (as it is now with command-4 beginning with Mac OS X 10.6), and .png files should definitely display in a Container field.
Try clicking the Container field, pull down the Insert menu, select Picture..., and select the file. Make sure you embed the file.
If this still doesn't appear in FileMaker Pro 11 on Windows, try moving the file to the Windows machine and try inserting from there. Does this work?
PICT (.pct) files should also display on Mac and Windows.
Thank you for your post.
Please also follow the above steps with your PICT file. Currently, FileMaker Pro 11 on Windows is not recognizing it as a PICT file, as it is asking for QuickTime to be loaded.
Thanks TSGal, this did not work. I used "export field contents" and saved the picture to my desktop. I can open it from my desktop with Quicktime. I used "insert picture" and still get the "QuickTime and a decompressor are needed to see this picture."
I tried resaving the PICT as a JPEG, but Adobe Photoshop won't open it, only QuckTime. Isn't there an update that can be done to Filemaker Pro 11 that includes a PICT decompressor? Is this resolved in Filemaker Pro 12?
This is my first time using Filemaker Pro--our office is considering switching from Microsoft Access to Filemaker Pro so both PC and Mac users can access the same databases. I am hesitant to recommend our office change to this software because of this issue.
Filemaker Pro 12 has resolved this issue for me! I can see all the images.