RM thinks photos are videos
Posted 11 March 2007 - 12:03 PM
I don't know how it happened that these photos were classified as videos. Not all of them are. Is there any easy way to get RM to reclassify them as photos, or is it a matter of delete and then add?
Posted 11 March 2007 - 12:41 PM
From the properties of the "video clip" highlight and save the filename to the Windows clipboard, ) once it is highlighted or selected, [Ctrl]-[c] )
Then add a new item to the scrapbook, make sure you choose "Photo/Image", which is the default, paste the filename in the proper field ( [Ctrl]-[v] ). If you have caption and descriptions, you will have to copy and paste them seperately.
Once you have the photo properly entered, you can delete the mis-labeled one..
Posted 12 March 2007 - 09:21 AM
Posted 12 March 2007 - 12:23 PM
If you have quite a few of them, and no real video files, you can edit a GEDCOM file to do them all at once.
Export a GEDCOM file of the entire database, checking all options.
Open the GEDCOM file in a word processor with search and replace capabilities.
search for "2 _TYPE VIDEO"
Replace with: "2 _TYPE PHOTO"
Save as a plain text file wtih the GED extension.
Import the modified GEDCOM file into a new database.
Work from there.
If you are doing it one at a time, my first suggestion.
You may want to do a Reports > Lists > Multimedia List
Listing ONLY the Video clips
Send it to a file so you can open it for reference while editing the ones that need it.
(I thought that copying and pasting the path and filename would be quicker than browsing to find the lost file.)