1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 29, 2014 11:06 PM by jbante

    Working with Camera input and Commands into Container Fields


      I am interested in developing a FileMaker Pro 13 solution for iPhones and iPads, with the primary focus of using the camera(s) in these devices and then entering metadata. Ideally, the picture is taken in FileMaker, a high res version stays with the camera app, and the thumbnail would be displayed in a caontainer field.


      Is this possible? Is it possible to have the same controls (at least for stills) as is available in the camera app?

        • 1. Re: Working with Camera input and Commands into Container Fields

          For sophisticated photo capture abilities, you need a sophisticated photo capture app. You're better off taking the photo in your camera app of choice, such as the default camera app, then switching to FileMaker and inserting to a container from the photo library. Once the photo is in FileMaker, you can pull most of the photo metadata with the GetContainerAttribute function, then swap the photo out for a thumbnail of itself with the GetThumbnail function — in that order, since the result from GetThumbnail will not contain the metadata.