In light of Ancestry's recent "bombshell," I need to transition off of Family Tree Maker 2 for the Mac. So I took advantage of generous offer by RootsMagic to take in us "FTM refugees" at a very reasonable price, and now I'm trying out the new software.
I *have* read the instructions, but still not sure how/whether I can export my FTM 2 Mac tree WITH the media files, so that RootsMagic for Mac can automatically link to the media.
Family Tree Maker 2 for Mac offers the following export options:
- The native Family Tree Maker 2 for Mac format
- Family Tree Maker 2010 for Mac
- GEDCOM 5.5 (Standard)
- GEDCOM for FTM 16
The GEDCOM formats have the option to "Include media files" pre-selected but grayed out--whatever that is supposed to mean.
The GEDCOM 5.5 I created did not seem to export any info about my media files, not surprisingly.
I have fewer than 700 downloaded media items, but that's enough that I wouldn't care to re-link them by hand.
Any suggestions gratefully considered.