4 Replies Latest reply on May 15, 2015 11:54 AM by rouelf_1

    In OS X Insert Menu for Containers Does Not Allow Selection of Photos Libraries

    rouelf_1

      Summary

      In OS X Insert Menu for Containers Does Not Allow Selection of Photos Libraries

      Product

      FileMaker Pro

      Version

      FM 14

      Operating system version

      OS X Yosemite Version 10.10.3

      Description of the issue

      Cannot use the selection of menu Insert > Picture to insert pictures into containers. The Photos Library is unselectable.

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      1. Select a Container.
      2. Select "Insert" menu, select Picture item, select Pictures from side bar.

      Expected result

      Select a picture from the Photos app.

      Actual result

      Photos Library not selectable. Therefore cannot select pictures from Photos Libraries.

      Workaround

      Pictures can be dragged & dropped, and selected from anywhere else except from Photos Libraries.

        • 1. Re: In OS X Insert Menu for Containers Does Not Allow Selection of Photos Libraries

          rouelf:

           

          Thank you for the post.

           

          To confirm, if a picture is in the Photo directory folder, then the picture can be selected? The items in the directory that cannot be selected are entire libraries (self contained packages)?

           

          The inability to select a library in that particular dialog window (or any) is not new to FileMaker Pro 14 (Advanced) or Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. This behavior is the same with FileMaker Pro 13 (Advanced) and Mac OS X 10.9.5.

           

          FileMaker Pro (Advanced) does not see libraries as pictures, so the items are grayed-out. This behavior is consistent for the Photos library, the iPhoto library, and the Photo Booth library. 

           

          The workaround is to place the pictures in the selected directory. FileMaker Pro (Advanced) will neither open the library package folder nor see the package as a picture. 

           

          TSFalcon

          FileMaker, Inc.

          • 2. Re: In OS X Insert Menu for Containers Does Not Allow Selection of Photos Libraries
            rouelf_1

            TSFalcon, thanks for responding. Don't know what Photo directory you are referring to. In OS X, clicking on the hard drive on desktop, opens a Finder Window. If one has the enabled the Show Sidebar found in the View menu, there is a Pictures item, that one can open, and then open the Photos app Library, and view and select pictures.

            Now in FM:

            Select a container, select the Insert menu, select the Pictures item in the Sidebar (as per above); result: Window opens displaying the Photos Library item. And as you stated, this cannot be opened to select a photo to insert into container.

            So, then inserting a picture from the Photos app in OS X is not supported ?

            Must one open the Photos app, then export pictures to some location from which the FM Insert function can be used to insert to containers ?

            Or is there another way I have missed ?

            • 3. Re: In OS X Insert Menu for Containers Does Not Allow Selection of Photos Libraries

              rouelf:

               

              Thank you for the reply.

               

              “Don't know what Photo directory you are referring to.”

               

              I apologize. I meant the “Pictures” directory. 

               

              “So, then inserting a picture from the Photos app in OS X is not supported ?”

               

              The issue is that the library is a package (like a zip file) and FileMaker Pro (Advanced) cannot open the package contents like Finder can.

               

              “Must one open the Photos app, then export pictures to some location from which the FM Insert function can be used to insert to containers ?”

               

              Correct. That is the suggested workaround. 

               

              TSFalcon

              FileMaker, Inc.

              • 4. Re: In OS X Insert Menu for Containers Does Not Allow Selection of Photos Libraries
                rouelf_1

                Thanks, Not nice and convenient.  What threw me off, is that the window that opens after selecting Pictures from the Insert menu in FM looks like a Finder Window, but apparently is not, then perhaps it should be, ... it is what it is. Thanks again.