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"Tucking in" high-res files in multimedia

"Tucking in" high-res files in multimedia

Several years ago I heard some EMu user talking about "tucking in" large image files in a multimedia record, so that they show up on the Resolutions tab but are not the primary image for the record. Does this ring a bell for anyone? If you are doing this, can you explain how you do it, and its advantages and drawbacks in your experience?

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Will

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Re: "Tucking in" high-res files in multimedia

Hi William,

You can add large images to EMu then use a registry entry to restrict showing them when you double click on the thumbnail. This is useful when the masters are in large uncompressed formats such as tiff's.

Search the EMu help for "Maximum size registry entry" for more information.

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Hi Will

Forbes Hawkins at Museum Victoria gave me the impression that MV are (or were) loading their masters in to EMu, and running a scheduled sript to prevent them from being considered as the "primary" image.

If Warren's suggestion above does not 100% satisfy you, then perhaps track down Forbes.

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I have only just tried this Maximum Size registry entry, and it is great. All users are now by default retrieving the image closest to 300KB in size, but can still right click the thumbnail and choose a larger resolution if they want it.  No more huge TIFF transfers choking our network when all they want is an ID shot.

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Hi Mark, I agree it makes a big speed difference.

To expand on your last post:  If you manually put multimedia files on the server in the correct location/path then do an "Update Resources" from the menu in the multimedia module it will add your file to the resolution's tab for that record.

I personally wouldn't recommend doing this unless you had a good reason, its not obvious which resolution is an automatic derivative and which is an original image.

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We have our system set up to auto-generate the desired derivatives when the image is loaded. This is great because when a user loads a large jpeg or tiff I can be sure there will be a reports/screen derivative created, and it is this derivative that the Maximum reigstry setting calls on by default.

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