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Reads a JPEG file from the file system.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Files 4.3 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "Files.ReadJPEG"; Path { ; FileName } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
Path The native file system path to the file. "/Users/cs/Desktop/test.jpg"
FileName Optional the file name to use. "test.jpg" Optional


Returns container value or error.


Reads a JPEG file from the file system.
This function does not verify if the file you ask to load is actually a valid JPEG image.
Reading files over 1 GB is not supported.

See also Files.ReadFile, Files.ReadPDF, Files.ReadPNG, Text.ReadTextFile and RichText.ReadFile.

This function requires a native path. Use Path.FileMakerPathToNativePath to convert a FileMaker path to a native path if required. If you like to have the user choose the path, you can use FileDialog functions.
For Server be aware that server has limited permissions and may not be able to access all files on a computer.


Read JPEG file:

MBS( "Files.ReadJPEG"; "/Users/cs/Desktop/test.jpg"; "test.jpg")

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This function is free to use.

Created 18th August 2014, last changed 4th August 2023

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