On 03/02/11 17:07, Philip Trauring wrote:
> I'm guessing from your post that GRAMPS keeps copies of all images? Is there any way to have it only reference the images so there are not duplicate copies? Otherwise, why would it put images in the home folder? Where do I set the location of media?
> Also, it seems a bit strange that GRAMPS can figure out to put its database in a sub-folder of my home directory, but not that ~ in my image paths refers to my home folder. Doesn't ~ always mean the user's home directory?
> On Feb 3, 2011, at 12:56 PM, doug wrote:
>> On 03/02/11 08:43, Tom Hughes wrote:
>>> On 03/02/11 07:27, Philip Trauring wrote:
>>>> Reunion exports image locations as relative paths, and GRAMPS doesn't seem to understand them. It imports the paths as it should but it can't find the images. Frankly I was impressed GRAMPs got all of the image information, but then surprised that it didn't seem to understand what are UNIX paths.
>>>> Maybe I'm just doing something wrong here. Suggestions?
>>> You need to set the "base path" in the preferences to the directory that
>>> those paths are relative to.
>> Edit=>Preferences=>General. Go to the "Base path for
>> relative media paths:" and then browse to where you've put
>> your media.
>> Usually, on importing a database, gramps puts the media in
>> your home directory. It's often inconvenient to leave it
>> there; so move the media folder to a better place before you
>> set the Base path.
>> If you have residual problems come back here.
Philip, I think it would be useful if you could let us know
what system you're using (linux, Windows, Mac) and where
your images have actually been put (the absolute path
locations). Not knowing that I'm thrashing around in the
dark a bit.