Suggested picture file location
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Where are my pictures stored? Pictures that you associate with your specimen are not stored in the database in the same way as all of your other data.  Instead your pictures are kept in their original format (JPEG, GIF, and so forth), on your hard disk in their original location.

The suggested location for pictures is the folder "C:\Program Files\Compleat Botanica\Data\CBPhotos".  If you place your pictures in this folder, the Picture file item will store the name of the photo file without the folder name (see the example for Coreopsis below). If you place your pictures in a different folder, the Picture file item will store the fully qualified photo name including the folder name (see the example for Achillea below).

You can change the suggested location for pictures using the Customize setting . . . area.

Use the Picture options of the Customize settings area to change the suggested location for pictures.
This example shows a picture file that has been place in the suggested location. ...............................................
This example shows a picture file that has been placed in an alternate location.

Remember that your pictures are not backed up when you make a backup of your database.  To make a safe copy of your pictures you should use the Windows Explorer to copy them to a CD or a removable disk.

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