Digital Picture Imports From Cameras / Memory Cards

From Dwayne Wright PMP
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Imported into FileMaker directly from my digital camera, Bogie the wonder dog!

Digital Picture Imports is a feature limited to only Macintosh users, where FileMaker can import images directly from a digital source like a camera or memory card. I have to say that I’ve never tried using this feature until I came across this term in my FileMaker Term Of The Day to do list. As I was writing up the term, I thought I’d give it a spin with some pictures I had taken this morning while my dog was taking me for a morning walk. I have to admit that I was quite taken with the process and thought I’d do a quick blog post about it.

I have to say, I don’t think I can do a better job of explaining the process than what can be found in the online help area for FileMaker. I did a search for “import picture” and came up with a help title of “Importing photos from a digital camera or other device (Mac OS)". I can, however, supply some pictures of the process, that do not come with the online help article.

Here you can see the command from under the File menu and the Import Records sub menu.

Here you can see that it has identified the digital camera I’ve attached to my Macintosh and the settings which control the imported photo process.

Here you can see the import dialog box and the import has a lot of options that I wasn’t even prepared to deal with like DPI, Shutter Speed and Exposure Time. So I simply chose to import the pictures into my available container field.

Here you can see the updating dialog box for the import as it creates new pictures for my import.

Here you can see the Import Summary dialog box telling me what my results were from the import (12 new records without any errors).

Here you can see a small snapshot of the list view of the pictures imported.