Linking Imagery in Database


Example 1: Hurricanes, and using the DB table display

Database, with images available.

Note the field named IMAGE; the files named will be in the same directory as the dBase table, or in subdirectories with the relative path listed in the IMAGE field.

You can link multiple images, if the field names start with "IMG_".

If you get the imagery from the web, you can right click and use the "Save As" option in the browser.

Popup appears when you double click on on a record in the database.
Image of hurricane Andrew.
Movie of hurricane Emily, displayed in Windows Media Player.

Example 2: Mt. St Helens, and using the map and feature ID.

Display a database record by:
  • Right clicking in the database table display.
  • Using the ID button on the database table, or on the map toolbar.

If the database has a populated field named IMAGE, or WWW (or URL), the toolbar on the record display will be visible.

IMAGE button: You can bring up an image (BMP, GIF, or JPEG) stored in the same directory as the database. If the file is a GIF, it will appear in a window that can play animated GIFs. The program will attempt to load other files (like MPEGs, WAVs, etc.) using the program set as the default in Windows.

WWW: you can open a web page in the web browser.

This screen capture shows the IMAGE in the upper left, and a web browser in the lower right, opened to the Mt St Helens volcano cam
The Mt St Helens volcano cam, linked from the database.

Last revision 7/8/2015