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First, I can't believe you're running FileMaker 8 on Mac OS 9. Is that even possible? I can only reply about Mac OS X.

The data you mentioned is available via AppleScript, using either the Image Events background application (built-in), or using the command line tool "sips" (these return basically the same info).

Attached is an AppleScript droplet which uses Image Events. You can either double-click it, to choose an image file, or drop image files on it. It shows the results in a dialog, but you could just as easily set them into FileMaker fields. You could use a FileMaker path (converted to Mac syntax) instead of choosing a file.

There is also a command line tool for "metadata", mdls (which is what Spotlight reads), which gets the above and more. But you then need to pull out the individual pieces of info. It's useful for thing like movies, that have other info, like frames, etc..

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You do not need to do anything special or use plugins or applescript or anything. FileMaker imports all this data as part of the standard import process.

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The standard import process does not offer "dpi" nor many of the source fields from the image import picture you attached. do i need to create and write in these source fields?

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Those options are available only when you import directly from a digital camera or an external memory device.

See Help > Saving, importing, and exporting data > Importing data into FileMaker Pro > Importing photos from a digital camera or other device (Mac OS)

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I believe that's only available when you import from Digital Camera (or card), on Mac. I don't have one. I don't know how else you could get that dialog.

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