Problem placing an image on the clipboard...

Mark Waddingham mark at
Mon May 8 15:46:04 EDT 2017

The paintcompression global property is rle by default (at least in 6.7.x) - in the ide it gets set to png.

So try setting it to png on startup of your standalone.

Warmest regards,


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> On 8 May 2017, at 20:00, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> Using LC 6.7.11 (yes, I know, an old version!)
> I have image data in the variable tImageData and the image's width and
> height in tSize and I want to copy the image to the clipboard. The
> following code works perfectly EVERY time in the IDE
>        create inv image "pdfCopyTemp"
>        set the width     of image "pdfCopyTemp" to item 1 of tSize
>        set the height    of image "pdfCopyTemp" to item 2 of tSize
>        set the imageData of image "pdfCopyTemp" to tImageData
>        set the clipboardData["image"] to the text of image "pdfCopyTemp"
>        wait 10 milliseconds with messages
>        delete image "pdfCopyTemp"
> However, when I build a standalone, it fails. Adding the line "answer
> (the clipboardData["image"]) right after I SET the
> clipboardData["image"] show me a PNG header in the IDE and just binary
> data in the standalone, no image type header. It like one built into a
> Standalone, the set the clipboardData["image"] to the text of image
> "pdfCopyTemp" no longer works correctly!?!
> I am sure this is probably a known bug of LC 6.7.11 that is fixed in a
> later  release, but is anyone familiar with this bug? Anyone know a
> work-around?
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