I have searched for an answer, but I still don't seem to get what is going on.
My database was on a Mac server running FMPS 12 advanced. I took the folder containing all of the databases and transferred it to my Mac Pro. I am doing this because I want to host my file in a cloud now other than continuing to pay for FMP Server upgrades.
the options for the photo field show the images to be stored externally and with secure storage.
Thanks for helping with a simple question.