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Offline FionaB

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Are photos included in a GEDCOM file?
« on: December 09, 2023, 21:44:46 »
Hi. I've just joined and reading all the info. Before I go ahead and transfer my tree to Ancestris, could someone tell me if, when I import the GEDCOM file, all the photos that were attached to individuals on the previous tree come across with the GEDCOM? I've read that GEDCOM is a text only file, therefore photos and other media aren't transferred over.  I've downloaded version 11 onto Windows.
Any info gratefully received.

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ReĀ : Are photos included in a GEDCOM file?
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2023, 22:15:14 »
GEDCOM file is a text file.
There is no images in the file.
Besides this, it is possible to define a location of a file in a GEDCOM file (disk path or internet link).
If the path points to an image, Ancestirs is able to display the image.
The same occurs with internet links : Ancestirs is able to follow links to display images.

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Re: Are photos included in a GEDCOM file?
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2023, 19:25:39 »
Thanks for this.  How do I define a location of a photo file in the GEDCOM file?

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Re: Are photos included in a GEDCOM file?
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2023, 19:57:52 »
It depends of the software you use initially.
Basically, follow the norm :
n OBJE
+1 FILE path_to_file
+2 FORM image_type (bmp | gif | jpg | pcx | tif )

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