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Subject: RE: Another reason to use normal memo for archive
Thread ID: 229 Message ID: 248 # Views: 2 # Ratings: 0
Version: Unknown Category: General VFP Topics
Date: Sunday, May 20, 2001 11:57:27 AM         
   


> Hi Philippe,
>
> I tried some things my self and found the following:
>
> A small jpg file (24.576) created a fpt file of 1.282.048 bytes when I append general from jpgfile. The fpt file was only 856.064 bytes when i append general from jpgfile linked. Just like you said. It makes no difference if i register a different application with jpg file type.
>
> I then converted the jpg file to a 24bit bmp (425.984). When i append general from bmpfile, the fpt file is 425.984 bytes. When i append general from bmpfile linked, the fpt file is 851.968. Now that is weird!
>
> My advise:
> 1) store the path to the file instead of the file in your table. There are lots of controls available to display jpg files on a form and starting with VFP, jpg is natively supported.
>
> if that is not possible for you:
> 2) convert the jpg files to bmp and use append general from bmpfile and do not use the linked parameter.
>
> My guess is that VFP stores multiple copies (probably with different color and size dimensions) of the jpg file, or perhaps VFP converts the jpg to a bmp like format.
>
> ----------------
> Hth,
>
> Eric den Doop
> www.foxite.com
Hi,
Very intersting observations.

When concidering the size comparison between JPG and BMP, the later is much bigger.
If jpeg stored in a normal memo, nad copied to HD as required .. all size issues are resolved.

Futher testing and notes in FAQ refer or will refer

R
Ryss

ENTIRE THREAD

General fields and bloated FPT Posted by Philippe Sevin @ 5/18/2001 1:09:48 PM
RE: General fields and bloated FPT Posted by Eric den Doop @ 5/18/2001 1:40:13 PM
RE: General fields and bloated FPT Posted by Philippe Sevin @ 5/18/2001 2:07:46 PM
RE: General fields and bloated FPT Posted by Paul Culbertson @ 5/18/2001 2:22:39 PM
RE: General fields and bloated FPT Posted by Philippe Sevin @ 5/18/2001 3:15:35 PM
RE: General fields and bloated FPT Posted by Eric den Doop @ 5/18/2001 7:00:28 PM
RE: General fields and bloated FPT Posted by Philippe Sevin @ 5/18/2001 8:13:09 PM
RE: General fields and bloated FPT Posted by Eric den Doop @ 5/19/2001 6:53:33 PM
RE: Another reason to use normal memo for archive Posted by Ryss Unger @ 5/20/2001 11:57:27 AM
RE: Another reason to use normal memo for archive Posted by Ryss Unger @ 5/20/2001 5:35:37 PM
RE: Another reason to use normal memo for archive Posted by Dale Dedoroy @ 5/20/2001 10:53:10 PM
RE: The real story ... Posted by Eric den Doop @ 5/21/2001 9:39:20 AM
RE: The real story ...Network Traffic Posted by Ryss Unger @ 5/21/2001 12:30:52 PM
RE: General fields and bloated FPT Posted by Thomas Holt @ 5/21/2001 4:57:29 AM