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can you insert a picture into a libre base field and have it so it can have markings drawn on it or a link to draw so the edited image can be saved into the field

asked 2018-01-09 11:52:50 +0200

Bowenbert gravatar image

trying to write a database for my Therapy clinic and was wondering if I can insert a diagram of the human body and allow it to have marking edited on to it for each client or if you can link draw to the database to save the edited jpg

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answered 2018-01-09 15:14:54 +0200

Ratslinger gravatar image


Base is not meant to be an image editor. This is best done in Draw, Gimp or some other editing program. The actual image itself is best not stored within the database but rather a link to the image. Storing actual images depends upon the database used. For example, Base is shipped with HSQLDB embedded database. It is best only to use this for education, testing & small personal projects. If used in your situation, and you insert the images into fields, it would crash before you get 10 images done. Other DB's are more capable (even split) but embedded images can slow down the processing.

Best to have the field contain a link to the image where it can be loaded from. This makes your question moot as the image is external to the database.

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