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Inserting Photos from Dropbox

Question asked by BrandonTerrell on Aug 21, 2012
Latest reply on Aug 23, 2012 by disabled_JackRodgers

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Inserting Photos from Dropbox

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I am creating a database exclusively for use on the iPad that is simply being hosted on a central Mac, and therefor must work around the multitude of complications with Filemaker Go.  For my solution it is required that users be able to manually insert a specific picture for each record they add, and to my understanding that means this image file must be located on the iPad itself for them to do so.  I have been trying to find the best solution for getting the picture they need easily available on iPad, and in terms of ease of use it seems Dropbox is the best option for quickly syncing an image file from any computer or device in my office across all others.  My question comes in then is there any way to insert the picture into Filemaker directly from the Dropbox on my iPad, or must I first download the file to the iPad camera roll before Filemaker can find it to insert?  This creates a problem because we use the iPhoto Photo Stream picture syncing for a completely separate process, and I wouldn't want to have all the images needed for my solution being dumped into the middle of that process.  Is this at all doable, or is there any other ways known to insert pictures into a Filemaker record from an iPad without going through the terrible native photo management on iPad?  Thanks for the help!

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