First, you should get a FileMaker Server to host your solution and have all files included in the database, not saved as linked data. That would make it so more secure and more optimised. It would most probably solve your problem too
Finding someone that can host your solution, have a look at a FileMaker Platinum Business Partner that have certified developers in your area
I'm with the OP on this. If I read correctly that the photos are 'Stored by reference only' then we do this many times, with a lot of photos (and other files), and we have no problem at all, so it should work.
The answer to 'buy Server' is becoming a real standard response here, and coupled with the reduction in peer-to-peer sharing to 5 totally killed a whole business sector for us. No-one wants to buy a system that allows only 5 sharing then they get hit with a huge bill when a 6th enthusiastic person comes along. (Presuming that the solution works, which so far it always has.) The standard response from our potential customers now is 'Sounds very like bait-and-switch. If it's going to have that sudden jump just when we prove it works, I think we'll go with a solution from one of the Big Boys, thanks." No business for us; no licenses for FM.
skyquet: are you sure it isn't a network issue? Wired ethernet connection? Direct to the router? What happens if you attach the same very small image to each of the 7000 records?
Schlage vor unter FileMaker Präferenzen mehr Speicher zuweisen falls noch nicht probiert.
Das heisst: Die identische Loesung funktioniert auf einem aelteren Rechner ohne Abstuerze?
-> auch mit FM15?
-> was haben die als OS, wieviel Ram?