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TOPIC: multiple page Tiff file in media

multiple page Tiff file in media 3 weeks 3 days ago #1

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Hello,

Is is possible to use a multiple page tiff file as media object? If yes, how.?

And is it correct that a pdf file is not visible, only downloadable?

Thanks for a reaction

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multiple page Tiff file in media 3 weeks 2 days ago #2

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Hi Jopla,

'tiff': as far as I know 'tiff' is not supported by webtrees. I think this thread is still valid.

'pdf': from my own experience there is no possibility to open PDFs in webtrees. I have uploaded several PDFs to my website and I miss the preview/thumbnail of the file content in webtrees, too.

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multiple page Tiff file in media 3 weeks 2 days ago #3

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Hm, Ok thanks for your reaction. It was the kind of answer I was afraid for ;-) But clear.

Has somebody any idea how to show in an easy way a multiple page document in Webtrees? In my case it is a document of about 60 pages.

I had the following idea:
- with gscan2pdf I can convert the document to single jpg's or - in my case better - png's.
- I can upload all the files (60) to my server

but is there a possibility to integrate them with a batch-update into webtrees, or does I have to do them all one by one with hand?

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multiple page Tiff file in media 3 weeks 2 days ago #4

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Hmmm, it depends a bit on the nature of the PDF. I mean, you could consider making a transcript (typing the text) and store that as a note or within a source record. Some PDF's are just a render of html code and you can copy-paste the raw text. But if it is hand-written or scanned typewriter text (or I suspect it's a small printed book) you'd have to type it all in again. OCR could be an option as well.

But back to the topic, it's very common that PDF documents published on the web can only be downloaded and viewed separately with Acrobat Reader. But it depends a bit on the browser, sometimes it's viewed within the browser as well. Maybe it has to do with how exactly the link to the document is constructed: using the correct meta-data tags is probably key.

Edit: it's certainly a browser / client thing, not something you can arrange at the server (webtrees) side:
helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/display-pdf-in-browser.html
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multiple page Tiff file in media 3 weeks 2 days ago #5

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I have no problems with pdf on my site. Opens nicely in chrome
visitusinmaputo.com/webtree/mediaviewer....628&ged=29082010.GED
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multiple page Tiff file in media 3 weeks 2 days ago #6

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The GEDCOM format allows a media object to contain more than one media file.

Support for this has been added in 2.0.

It will allow you to store each page as a separate .JPEG file - all in one media object.

.TIFF does not work because PHP does not support TIFF files.
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multiple page Tiff file in media 3 weeks 1 day ago #7

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Thanks for all info.

Is there any realistic idea when webtrees 2.0 is available?
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