Hi all, I am new with PhpGedView, running version 4.2.3 (on my own IIS 7.5 on Windows Server 2008 R2, with MySQL 5.5.8 and PHP 5.3.5-NTS).
I'm using Legacy 184.108.40.206. In Norway, where I live and do my genealogy work, all parish records are available online, with direct "permanent links" to each and every single record page. I have made it a rule to add the direct URL to that page into the Legacy Source Detail Comments field. This WORKS WELL, and becomes a clickable link in a PhpGedView Source Note. However, as an extra "precaution", I always download the parish record page (JPG), and insert it as a picture in Legacy Source Detail Multimedia Picture. I also do the same with pictures of cemetery headstones. Persons in my database often has (several) pictures added, with one of them off course marked as "Preferred".
I FTP all media files to PhpGedView in the same folder structure (under \media off course), and upon GEDCOM import, most pictures are found by PhpGedView as they should.
However, here is the problem: Persons with "Person/Family View" pictures in Legacy, always have their pictures "overridden" by pictures from the Legacy Souce Detail Multimedia repository! So in PhpGedView each and every person with a Source Detail picture added, have a parish record page picture (or a headstone) as their personal picture/photo. Not very presentable!
So, how can I fix this? Are there any setting in PhpGedView I have overlooked? Can I "tune" my GEDCOM export, maybe remove any specific GEDCOM tags?
(I do off course want to keep the URLs I have entered into the Source Detail comment, and all other "personal photo", but I CAN stand losing the parish record page pictures.)
I forgot to say: I will only use PhpGedView as a web presentation tool (read only for users, one way data transport from Legacy to PhpGedView!)
Are you running 4.2.3 SVN, or 4.2.3 from DEC 2009? If the latter, it is buggy and will corrupt your data if you do anything but use it for display. (BTW, most of us long ago gave up the "other" genealogy programs since PGV is far better and easier to manage and negates the issues of importing GEDCOMS.)
You either are NOT selecting the display option on the media, or you have selected the OBJE to be a PRIMARY (_PRIM = Y) OBJE. If you have more than one, usually the first one displayed in the album/media tab will be the item of choice, but not necessarily. Again, most of us prefer not to display headstones or census into the profile image at all, so we select "_PRIM = N" when we add an image. Should you have more than one image attached to an INDI record, either at level one or level two, you should select the OBJE you wish as prime by using the media management/edit function, and specify the deselection of the other media OBJE's.
Thanks Stephen, we might be on to something here :-)
First part: I'm running the version I have found to be available, that is the Dec 2009 version. I have seen references to that SVN stuff, but thought it was a developer repository. If I can download a never version (full package?), I'd be grateful to be handed a direct URL. (I', tired of file-fiddling and file-versioning, so if it's not a full package I'll rather look elsewhere…) BTW, I did look at the website in your avatar? It seems that is something else altogether, though it looks similar?
I'm not quite ready to abandon my PC based software just yet ;-)
Second, GEDCOM tags. I'm just a bit out of my comfort zone with that. I suppose INDI is Individual record? Then yes, the Individual often have several photos attached (still i Legacy), one of them as primary (marked with an asterisk), the one shown as default in the Legacy Family View. Then there are one or more photos attached to Source Details, also one of which is always marked primary. I also have Legacy Event Photos that are presented as they should in PGV. It seems the Individual photos _never _displays in PGV. That leads to another problem I just discovered, and is probably connected: When I select the PGV menu item "Manage Multimedia", I'm sent back to the Login screen again. I am off course already logged in as admin. I'm unable to actually get to "Manage Multimedia". I suppose I shouldn't do much more until I have a less bugged version (as you said), or an alternative in place?
First, most of this belongs on the HELP forum, not open discussion. This forum is for much more general topics.
Secondly, the help forum is full of several even very recent threads that recommend the SVN tarball instead of the aging 4.2.3. One is https://sourceforge.net/projects/phpgedview/forums/forum/185166/topic/4006239
Lastly, how each program handles (and marks priority) of media objects is a bone of contention and frequent discussion. PGV, and its forked successors, handle it in a fashion that is sensible and relatively easy. Previous programs have multiple manners, such as those that you describe. It will be nearly impossible to manage transfers for display between the two programs.
Hope this helps, -Stephen
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