1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 18, 2011 1:37 PM by philmodjunk

    Emailing photos from a database



      Emailing photos from a database



      I need one photo database where I can check the photos I want to email, and click some "Send photos by email" button.

      After that, the selected photos will be added to one email, where I can finalize, and just click the Send button.

      Which is the best way to do that?



        • 1. Re: Emailing photos from a database

          In FileMaker, you can't add photos directly to the body of your email unless you install a plug in that adds that capability. You can send pictures as file attachment, but you can only attach one file to any email, so attaching multiple photos requires using one of two methods to produce a single file that contains all the photos. Either way, you'll need a table of records with a container field so that you can store each photo in a separate record:

          Method 1: devise a list view layout for displaying the photos. Perform a find to pull up the photos you want to send on this layout and save it as a PDF so you or your script can attach this PDF file to the email.

          Method 2: Save each photo as a PDF in a script that uses the append to existing file option to combine the separate photos into a single PDF for attachment.