Where did all my images go??

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Fri Aug 30 15:37:24 EDT 2002

Judy Perry wrote:

> I am wondering if the following is a known bug.  I have been working on a
> Harry Potter game of sorts using Rev 1.1.1 on Mac OSX.  I have 3 or 4
> substacks.  I have a background group.  I have many images that were links
> to the image files rather than embedded/imported into the stack itself
> (largely because when I used the picture/graphic tool and double-clicked
> the container I created, I only saw the option to link and, never
> considering that an image could be a 'control', only recently figured out
> how to import).
> Anyway, so probably not the best way of going about it, but it was working
> fine for several weeks until yesterday.  I opened my mainstack and, poof!
> No graphics.  Zip.  Nada.  Nuthin'.  I didn't move the graphics, didn't
> modify them, I rechecked the path for the link... Just no images.
> As you can imagine, this can make one rather cross.
> Any ideas?

The good news is that referenced images are used by enough people that it's
generally pretty solid.  Probably just a script thing or a path thing.

Are these paths relative or absolute?  If absolute, have you moved the
folder containing your stack and/or images?  If relative, what is the value
of the directory property when the images don't show?

 Richard Gaskin 
 Fourth World Media Corporation
 Custom Software and Web Development for All Major Platforms
 Developer of WebMerge 2.0: Publish any database on any site
 Ambassador at FourthWorld.com       http://www.FourthWorld.com
 Tel: 323-225-3717                       AIM: FourthWorldInc

More information about the Use-livecode mailing list