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OS 10.5 - How to stop the use of default .pct image files...???


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I need to get rid of .pct completely. Specifically, I'm using FileMaker and when I drag n drop an image from a web page into a container field in FM it uses *.pct as the filename instead of holding the actual file format.

Well, I can't do anything with these dumb things. I'm working with a PHP script which pulls pictures from FM, converts/resizes/resamples/renames and then uploads the image to our web server via FTP.

This works fabulous for any image except for .pct because none of the PHP functions (or anything other than OSX for that matter) can work with these .pct files.

Is there some kind of option somewhere that I can set the default image type to use in OSX? Any information on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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If you drag the same image to your desktop what is the image type?

Sounds like a FM thing to me. OS X does not have a default image type.
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Anything equivalent to SAVING the file to disk keeps the original file format as expected. The issue here is that when you drag and drop into FM it uses the clipboard to copy/paste the image into the field in FM. I have the same exact problem when I right click on an image in the web browser, select copy, and then paste into FM's container field. It puts the image in there, but as a .pct file.

On Windows it acts the same way except that it uses .bmp, which is what Windows uses for images in its clipboard. So it all makes sense. The problem is .pct can't be used anywhere and .bmp can.

So I need to figure out how why OSX Leopard is still using .pct for it's clipboard contents if it's deprecated..?? Is there any place I can edit options for how the clipboard is used that migth let me change the image type?
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The default clipboard format is PDF. Filemaker must be keeping compatibility, or uses old clipboard code left over from OS 9 classic days

So you cannot force it system wide, since the OS used Quartz and PDF, it is just Filemaker that is converting the clipboard to the old PICT format
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that doesn't seem to be the case according to AppleScript...

tell application "Finder"
set x to the clipboard
end tell

Returns:
{picture:«data PICT...lots more of picture data

????
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FileMaker is still a Carbon application, and it still uses PICT as it's internal image representation.

Unless you can find some add-on for FileMaker that will convert the image for you (and I'm sure there are hundreds, but you may have to pay for them) there's no way around this.
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