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Pictures in ACT 2011

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Pictures in ACT 2011

Is it feasible to add a lot of pictures to the ACT 2011 contact database, or will it slow the system down?

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Re: Pictures in ACT 2011

In a very general sense, yes, it will ultimately have an impact on performance.


There are a few things to consider:

  • How many is 'a lot' of pictures?
  • What is the typical filesize of the pictures you will be adding?
  • When you say you are going to add pictures, what does that mean to you?  Are you adding them via a custom picture field in an Act! layout or are you attaching them on the documents tab?  (The first inserts the images into the database file, the second saves the image a subfolder...)

So, do not needless add images if you don't really need them and do your best to minimize their size...


An alternative, depending on exactly what it is your are setting out to accomplish, is to save them as shortcuts in the Documents tab.