Color Images

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Color Images

Postby glennbp » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:16 am

Is it possible to put a small JPG or BMP color image in the 'image field' or is it only for B/W BMP?
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Re: Color Images

Postby dhaupert » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:55 am

Hi Glenn,

The Image field type was named back when devices that HanDBase ran on were black and white. Nowadays, on newer platforms we're labelling the field a 'signature' field, since that's the main usage of a black and white pen enabled field type at this point in time. While we can't store a color image within a database (color images can get to be quite large as you know), on many platforms we can support linking to an image. For example, on Windows Desktop, Windows Mobile, and Palm OS, you can use a form and a picture control to display an image whose file name is stored in the database. On iPhone, there is an included external field type for image display as well- no forms needed there.

Hope this helps!
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