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TPS too big with pictures

TPS too big with pictures

TPS too big with pictures

I am developing an membership application in Clarion 4b. The member file contains jpg pictures of the members in a BLOB field.
With 42 members the member tps file gets huge (11MB). Is it possible to get a smaller member file with pictures?


Aslak E Himle

RE: TPS too big with pictures

Consider keeping the images external and just store a filename within the table

RE: TPS too big with pictures

Hope ain't too late!

If ya want to save imaginery, and wanna keep it small, select JPG as the format, and set the blow's{PROP:PrintMode} = 3

With PrintMode=3 you save your images with the original format, instead of letting clarion to convert to Big size BMP when save!.

This code I'm using to save the imaging: ?Tab1 save from a Browse list (?Image1), and ?Tab2 save from TumbNails (I created images at runtime).

      CASE CHOICE(?Sheet1)
        OF 1
        IMA:NumImagen = BRW1.Q.IMA:NumImagen    
        IMA:Imagen{PROP:Size} = 0
        IMA:Imagen{PROP:Handle} = ?Image1{PROP:ImageBlob}
        OF 2
        IMA:NumImagen = LOC:NumImagenSel
        (LOC:NumMiniatura+2000){PROP:PrintMode} = 3
        IMA:Imagen{PROP:Size} = 0
        IMA:Imagen{PROP:Handle} = (LOC:NumMiniatura+2000){PROP:ImageBlob}        


RE: TPS too big with pictures

You might also like to look at LSZip from Linder Software
at http://www.lindersoftware.com

It is specially written for Clarion and provides inline memory compression as well as compression to PK compatible zip files.

Costs $200, has plenty of examples, is easy to use and works great with Blobs.  

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