Displaying photo in external application
I would like to be able to put a button next to a file URL that would bring up the photo at the file URL in an external application such as Preview. Searching the archives and external blogs has not brought up a solution.
Embedding large images in an FMPro db noticeably slows down photo management. A thumbnail image with a button to bring up the larger image in Preview (or GraphicConverter) would work well when it is necessary to scan a higher resolution image.
Is this possible in FMPro 11? Are there examples of such a script somewhere?
You can store the image "by reference" in a container field and then use Export Field Contents to open the file in the default application for that file type. (Each operating system has a way for you to specify the default app for a given file type.)
Open URL will also open the file in the same manner if you use a "file" URL.