Is the container field set to store images externally? (see field options)
When you say you moved the file to the server, is that a file server or a FileMaker Server?
Is the image still deploying properly in the detail layout?
The container field was not set to store images externally, I did change the setting but it didn't resolve the issue.
It's our file server.
The image displays in detail layout but not in list layout.
Stick with internal storage. If you right click/control click can you export the actual image from the container? Did the problem start when you moved the file?
What are your container settings?
There is a base storage location and a thumbnail setting there. I have found that generating thumbnails with Permanent storage is the best setting most of the time. You might try simply removing the container from the layout and adding it again.
To answer your question; I can export the image from the container.
I did look at the version I saved on the desktop. It has the same issue so it must have started earlier.
Setting for thumbnails are ticked Generate and store thumbnails for images, Temporary storage. I tried the Permanent storage as well but it didn't change anything.
I also tried to remove and add the image container... still nothing
Sounds like a problem with FileMaker generating the thumbnail if you can export the image from the black placeholder. Not sure that I have any other suggestions other than assuming it is a bad layout. If you create another layout for testing does it do the same thing?
you were spot on, I took off the thumbnails and re-inserted them. Works like a charm Thanks for your help @bigtom.
Glad you got it working.