Export Gedcom File ~ Output Media Style

Introduction

The Multimedia Conversion options are summarised in the Basic Options. This section provides full details about each option.

Some target products support special Media (OBJE) features as described in the Output Formats.

  • PART~ABS & PART~LMO will produce Media most similar to fh but often will not include a full frame image file for some Media.
  • FULL~ABS & FULL~LMO guarantee those full frame files, but lose the part frame cropped images.
  • ALL~ABS & ALL~LMO combine both the above options.
  • FILE~REL & FILE~ABS retain the fh Media records without any exported files.
  • WIPE~ALL removes all Media.

Media Format

  • PART~LMO & FULL~LMO & ALL~LMO create a local Media Object for each Media file using absolute file paths.
    There are no Media Records.
  • PART~ABS & FULL~ABS & ALL~ABS create a distinct Media Record for each Media file using absolute file paths and GEDCOM Draft 5.5.1 FILE tags.
    Any unused Media Records are discarded.
  • FILE~REL keeps the original Media format for each Media Record & local Media Object, with relative/absolute file paths unchanged.
    Any unused Media Records are discarded.
  • FILE~ABS is the same as FILE~REL but with relative paths converted to absolute paths.
  • WIPE~ALL excludes all Media from the export.

Media Files

Exported Media file names are derived as explained in How are the exported Multimedia file names derived? Any non-image Media files are handled as if no Face/Detail frame exists.

  • PART~LMO & PART~ABS export Face/Detail frames as cropped image files where Max height/Max width limit their size, and Use JPEG file format… may force the file type to JPEG. If no Face/Detail frame exists then the full image is exported.
  • FULL~LMO & FULL~ABS export all images as full frame files ignoring any Face/Detail frames.
  • ALL~LMO & ALL~ABS export pairs of images using both the above styles, except where neither Face/Detail frame nor Link/Note caption exist, when only the full frame file is exported.
  • FILE~REL & FILE~ABS & WIPE~ALL do not export any files and use the files within the Project.

Media Notes

The textual Media fields are usually converted to labelled Note field text, where the label is defined by the Label Options:

  • Caption Note: text is the Link/Note in the All tab of the Media Record enclosed in ("brackets & quotes") and the unlabelled box at the bottom of the Edit Media Item dialogue associated with the Use Note as Caption option.
  • Picture Note: text is the Note in the Media Record and the Picture Note in the Edit Media Item dialogue.
  • Media Date: text is the Date in both the Media Record and Edit Media Item dialogue.
  • Keywords: text is the Keywords in the All tab of the Media Record and the Keywords in the Edit Media Item dialogue.

Those appear in each Media Note as summarised below:

  • PART~LMO & PART~ABS & FULL~LMO include any Caption Note specifically linked to the original Media item, and any Picture Note, Media Date, or Keywords.
  • FULL~ABS & FILE~REL & FILE~ABS include EVERY Caption Note linked to the original Media item, and any Picture Note, Media Date, or Keywords.
  • ALL~LMO & ALL~ABS usually export a pair of images:
    • The cropped image includes any Caption Note specifically linked to the original Media item OR any Picture Note but never both, and any Media Date, or Keywords.
    • The full frame image includes any Picture Note, Media Date, or Keywords.

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