Thanks for your post.
FileMaker container fields will store any file type as a file and display the same icon as your operating system of choice would display (Mac 10.6 in this case). Only certain types of files will display when inserted into a conatinaer field by FileMaker itself. Everything else relies on the built in functionality of the operating system.
EPSF files are not a file type supported for direct display via FileMaker, and would instead display as files. The same is true for PDF files, but Mac inculed in its operating system a built in function to display these files graphically, thus your ability to see them on a Mac based system. If the same database were to be taken to a Windows based machine the PDF files would display as files instead of images. My guess would be that the new version of the Mac OS is no longer displaying that file type, but Apple support would have to confirm this.
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Many thanks for your response. I should make it clear that the files I'm having trouble with are not those in container fields but those inserted directly on to layouts. They include things like company logos and pictures which I use as buttons to improve the general look of the databases. Does this make a difference to your response?
I'm beginning to think that this is more of an Apple problem than a FileMaker one as I have a couple of other issues since I upgraded to OS 10.6.3
Let me start by correcting a point I was wrong about. EPSF files are still supported in FMP 11, contrary to my previous statement. I apologize for the error.
Secondly I was able to reproduce your issue here. There is a bug that affects snow leopard only that prevents EPSF images to display when stored in a container field. When I tried to insert as a picture directly to the layout as a background image I received the same behavior. I am currently working with our developers to confirm if this is part of the same bug, or a different issue. Once I have more information I will update this thread.
In the mean time, you are welcome to convert the images to another picture format, as this seems to only be affecting EPSF images at this time. It is not the ideal final solution as you mentioned having alot of images you would have to convert, but if it is a viable workaround then it will at least allow your imagbes to be displayed.
Thanks for the update and I look forward to a solution in due course.
Do you have any solution ?
If I install filemaker 11, should I be able to see the eps image in my container file.