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Media images linked to people

Post by ColinMc » 25 Sep 2020 09:48

When a photo is added to the media tab on the property box, I often want to use the image twice, once as a link to the face, and separately the whole image.

So far I have been adding the same image twice, once as a new image, then secondly as an existing media image, then setting a frame on one of them.

This works for me, but I just wanted to check if there was a better way to achieve what I want?
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Re: Media images linked to people

Post by tatewise » 25 Sep 2020 11:04

If you really need both versions of the image to be displayed in Reports then that is the way to do it.
There is only one Media file and one Media record, so the only extra is the Link to Face frame setting.

If you don't need both versions in Reports then the full image is always viewable in the Edit Media Item window where the Link to Face frame is defined.
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Re: Media images linked to people

Post by ColinMc » 03 Oct 2020 09:42

Thanks, for confirming my thoughts. The reason for including both views is for reports sent to family members as the wider view often has much more information than just the face. They have no way to view on screen.
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Re: Media images linked to people

Post by ColinMc » 28 Sep 2021 11:46

Can I just check this info on an old thread.
There is only one Media file and one Media record, so the only extra is the Link to Face frame setting.
I've just added an image to the media tab for each of 8 individuals. I then added it again to each individual, this time linking it to the respective faces.

As suggested above, there is definitely just the one file, but I have created 16 Media Records.
2021-09-28_12-09-39.jpg
2021-09-28_12-09-39.jpg (252.69 KiB) Viewed 589 times
Am I doing this wrong?

PS I do want both images to appear in reports.
PPS I'll probably rename the media records to make it clearer which one is which.
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Re: Media images linked to people

Post by Jane » 28 Sep 2021 12:00

> Am I doing this wrong?
Yes.

The best way to work with a single image and multiple people is to use the Media Window.

https://youtu.be/8SodHo_z7mc
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Re: Media images linked to people

Post by tatewise » 28 Sep 2021 12:08

Yes, you are doing it wrong, and contrary to the earlier advice that you confirmed.

You appear to be creating a new Media RECORD each time, which suggests you are using the Insert From File... option.
However, each time you are choosing the same Media FILE on the D: drive.

After the first entry, you should have chosen the Link to Existing Media Record... and chosen Shaw Family IMG_2587 with Record Id 2850.

I suggest you either successively use Edit > Merge/Compare Records... on pairs of those Media RECORDS until there is only one, or delete all except the first and add them all over again, perhaps as suggested by Jane via the FH website Video Tutorials under Add Pictures Using the Media Window or as in the FHUG KB Multimedia Window and Report (Video Tutorial).
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Re: Media images linked to people

Post by ColinMc » 28 Sep 2021 17:09

Thanks for help. I have watched the video, and will now delete the offending objects and start again.

Thanks
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