I heard that there were 2 ways being developed that link jpg to a location on a server, just not sure exactly how they play out in reality and whether they have been added to the current version of the software.
Any advice would be very helpful!
I have moved your post into the proper forum topic (InstantJChem).
Is it possible to add a jpg from my desktop or computer folder rather than a website?
Also when I hover over the box in the form it previews the location address. Is there any way to preview the small picture so that I can see the data clearly?
Thanks so much for your help!
Yes, you can specify a local file using the file: protocol. For example you could specify something like this:
Previews are not possible, but you can disaply the image directly in the form view by using a browser widget to display it.
instead linking a jpg using an absolute file path like" file:///C:/path/to/files/myjpg.jpg"
i would like to give a path relative to the project folder like "file:///<projectfolder>/mysubfolder/myjpg.jpg"
the intention is that if I give the project to someone else that the linked pictures are contained within a subfolder of the project folder and are transferred together with the project folder
is it possible to use such relative path`s?
if you need to have the images as part of the project for transferability and sharing, one possible solution would be to save the images as BLOB (binary large object) in the database directly. IJC does support this in a special field.
Some useful information on how to export such images from the database, please see https://www.chemaxon.com/blog/batch-exporting-binary-files-e-g-images/
Wishing all the best