It always be ! i think It is related to the fact macOS have PDF based display.
For the same reason, the Insert image command of FileMaker allows you to choose a PDF file on macOS but not under Windows. I realize that you are not talking about a container field but insterting directly an image at layout level, however, it seem definitely related.
In other words, PDF is not an image format stricto sensu, even if you have this feeling when using FMP under macOS.
PDF is vectorial but FMP does not support it directly as it. If possible, try rather SVG format. If not, i would try to convert the PDF to high definition PNG.
And then, test it in all platform including FM Go and WebDirect if needed !
Good luck, Fred
You are right - I couldn’t import a PDF in Windows but could in a Mac.
And the same for eps files in Windows? Why can’t I create a hi-res PDF with them either?
Yes, it is in a layout - not container field.
EPS support was deprecated in 15; for more details see : Deprecated features in FileMaker 15 | FileMaker So even if it can work at this time, it is recommended to use other ways because it could be removed in the future.
Since PDF is vectorial it has no Hi or Low res. I talked about PNG; for instance a PNG at 300 or 600 dpi.
I cannot say why FMP support or does not support one or other format on one or other platform : i am not a FMI engineer .
But did you try SVG as i recommended before ?
Just check and SVG only works with buttons... So sad...
The only way is a high res PNG. And don't forget to test it on all target platform as i said previously.
Thank you for your posts.
Our Development and Testing departments are aware of this issue with PDF images inserted as a picture displays pixelated under Windows. I have attached your post to the original report. When more information becomes available, I will post again.