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oehl

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Path to watermark-image
Posted: 23-May-2020 10:47
 
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Hello,
The whole album is stored in a dropbox-folder, which I share with my designer (my daughter). She made a beautiful logo as a png-file, which is stored in this album in the res-folder.
Unfortunately, I do not know how to add a relative path to the logo-file. If I click on browse it returns always the absolute path:
file:/Users/johannes/Dropbox/My%20Albums/jZoom/res/WasserzeichennVollRotSchwarzBalken2.png

this works fine for me, but not for her, as her path is on her laptop different.

Is there any chance to have it like this:
file:../res/WasserzeichennVollRotSchwarzBalken2.png

I tried this relative version, but it didn't worked.

Thank you for your help in advance.

If you want to investigate, use http://www.test.jZoom.de

Best Regards,
Johannes

Edited by: oehl on 23-May-2020 10:51

jGromit

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Re: Path to watermark-image
Posted: 23-May-2020 12:46   in response to: oehl in response to: oehl
 
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oehl wrote:
If you want to investigate, use http://www.test.jZoom.de

There is no such site as http://www.test.jZoom.de
oehl

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Re: Path to watermark-image
Posted: 23-May-2020 12:48   in response to: jGromit in response to: jGromit
 
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jGromit

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Re: Path to watermark-image
Posted: 23-May-2020 13:14   in response to: oehl in response to: oehl
 
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Under Settings > Effects > Logotype (I'm guessing that's what you're referring to), the path to the image must be local to the PC. All local paths are absolute - this is a requirement of the operating system, and jAlbum can't change that. So, if the path isn't the same on another PC, it won't work.

I don't think there's any solution to this. When you're working on the project, you have to browse to the correct image on your PC. When your daughter is working on the project, she will have to browse to the correct image on her PC.

jAlbum projects aren't really designed to be collaborative efforts, handled on two or more different platforms.
jGromit

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Re: Path to watermark-image
Posted: 23-May-2020 13:25   in response to: jGromit in response to: jGromit
 
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One workaround that seems to work....

Instead of storing the logo file within the project, store it in a publicly-accessible location, like https://jgromit.jalbum.net/qm24.png. Copy and paste the URL into the Image URL field. Don't try to type it in by hand - that causes jAlbum to freeze.
oehl

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Re: Path to watermark-image
Posted: 23-May-2020 17:20   in response to: jGromit in response to: jGromit
 
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I used now a public dropbox link https://www.dropbox.com/s/nvd7t5h02kkdrnw/Wasserzeichen.png?dl=0

But now the watermark is not included anymore. I guess, I have to leave it as it is with the full path.

For future releases of jAlbum it should be changed and treated as any other file in jAlbum, where you can use variables to work with it.
jGromit

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Re: Path to watermark-image
Posted: 23-May-2020 17:51   in response to: oehl in response to: oehl
 
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oehl wrote:
I used now a public dropbox link https://www.dropbox.com/s/nvd7t5h02kkdrnw/Wasserzeichen.png?dl=0

That's not a link to a file. It's a link to a Dropbox location where you can download the file manually. Obviously, jAlbum can't click the "download" link on that page and magically obtain the file.

Dropbox isn't set up for dynamic file sharing. It's intended to be a place that you can visit, and then download things.

For this to work, you would need to upload the logo to your own domain, with a link like:

http://jZoom.de/downloads/Wasserzeichen.png
oehl

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Re: Path to watermark-image
Posted: 23-May-2020 17:58   in response to: jGromit in response to: jGromit
 
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I see. Thx for the explanation.
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