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Continuity Camera for FileMaker


As you may know there is a feature in MacOS Mojave called Continuity Camera. When an application shows a view which accepts services bringing in photos, you may receive photos from your iPhone. So when you are in TextEdit application, you can use contextual menu on the text area and choose Insert Photo from your phone. The iPhone asks you to shoot a photo and the image file gets transported back and inserted into the text view on your Mac.

In FileMaker, you run a script calling MBS("ContinuityCamera.Import") and you get this dialog:

Once the image is captured, you get a script triggered (set with ContinuityCamera.SetScriptTrigger), where you can use ContinuityCamera.Result function to get the result. You can put the result right into a container field or post process.

As an option, you can ask for a document. You get a similar window on your Mac, but iOS will ask you to scan for document pages. Multiply pages are put together into a PDF document.

The final PDF can be put in the triggered script into a container field.

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03 04 19 - 12:46