In the new version we now support importing files that were generated from 4 leading genealogy programs into Family Tree Builder. The purpose of this is making it easier for new or existing users to start with any information they may have created before moving to our FTB software.
To facilitate this even further we included a new scanning tool that quickly scans your computer for any lost genealogy file, and lets you choose which ones to import into Family Tree Builder.
The supported file formats include:
·Family Tree Maker files (FTW, FTM or FTMB extensions).
·Personal Ancestral Files (PAF extension).
·Legacy files (FDB extension).
·The Master Genealogist files (TMG, PJC or VER extensions).
To complete the list, remember that we already support importing GEDCOM or Family Tree Legend (FTL) files.
Finally, FTB 5.1 also includes a handful of different bug fixes.
version 5.1 does not import from TMG at all : when searching the computer for files it finds only gedcom files but not the extension 'pjc' which is the extension for TMG files. So import of TMG directly it is not implemented, in spite of all the blurb on importing from 4 specific programmes.
I have a Family Tree Maker 2010 file with over 15,000 people in it. I downloaded this new version of Family Tree Builder and tried to import my FTM file in. It only imported 43 people. I would love to try using something other than FTM but it seems to be almost impossible to get ALL of the data (including media, sources, etc) out of it and in to something else. I also tried importing a backup file (.ftmb) with the same results. Is FTM 2010 supported or does your import only support earlier FTM versions?
I'm trying to add a coat of arms as personal photo for several people. The size is not correct so I have to mark the "face".
This works for the first person. Then I add a new person and do the same procedure. For one photo I have 8 people. When I look att the family tree the photos for some people, I can only see part of the photo. I double click the photo and correct it, goes back to tree view and it is still wrong. I try again and in tab Associations I have the list for all people associated with the photo. When I go thru the list I can see the face-mark box. Now there is some funny, for some people with correct image the face mark shows as if it is to small and for some people with wrong image it can show as if image is correct. After several tries I now have all to show correctly except for the Associations tab where all people have wrong sized face mark. If I try to add a new person it starts all over again.
I was in for that solution also but I thought that there must be a simpler solution. I mean, The whole idea is to take a family photo and mark the faces for each family member and save as a personal photo. If this does not work, then this function is useless.
I have made some experiments with my photoshop and changed the image size from 233x256 to 250x350 and centered the image in the new size. With the new size it fits better to the personal photo size and the "face" box dont need adjustment. So now I can import the same image and use it for several persons.
The problem seems to be the image propotions or size?????? I dont know how this will work on a family photo.
I have a relating subject for this. I have adjusted pictures for coat of arms so I don't have to adjust the picture all the time. Suddenly when i generated a book report there was a few induviduals that I have added a coat of arms that wasn't presented with that in the book report. With the view in FTB it looks correct with the coat of arms in the tree view, but when I go in under photograph it is not checked as a face pick for that person? In some way this check box is unchecked but not buy me? Any suggestions?
imo statements like "there is no plan on releasing a linux version" are the reasons companies don't keep pace with current developments, since linux is a ever-growing market, as you may see in Android distribution which essentially runs a linux as base and other sections if one is willing to see.
So, enough lecturing, plus 1 for a linux version, and as I am a software developer and diploma computer scientist, I would gladly help in this effort.
Thanks your feedback and contacting us on our forum.
As stated above, our Family Tree Builder program does not support the Linux operating system, although, thankyou for the suggestion. I will be sure to forward it once again to the appropriate department for consideration.
Please let us know if you have any other ideas as we do value such input from our users.
Still no news about a Family Tree Builder for Linux?
A lot of laptops (indeed most laptops until recently) run under Linux and (thanks to Canonical) Linux (Ubuntu) is much more installed on desktops.
When I choose MyHeritage, I looked at its APIs and a few other details as requirements, including a native Linux solution, a Flash-free website running fine with Firefox and Chrome, ...
If there has been a serious competitor with a good software natively running under Linux, I wouldn't have subscribed to MyHeritage.
It would be nice to at least (test and) provide some documentation about running FTB with Wine under Linux (see post 724651).
You could also provide a pre-packaged installer with a sandboxed wine as Google does with Picasa (in the way PlayOnLinux manages Wine installs). That wouldn't be the Graal but still much better than nothing.
Note that working on such a solution would also bring FTB to Mac OS X users (see darwine).
Also, in the Wine Application Database (AppDB) the Family Tree Builder has really bad evaluation (called "garbage"!) which is the worse possible evaluation: "An application gets this rating if it cannot be used for the purpose it was designed for. (...) Application cannot be installed, does not start, or starts but has so many errors that it is nearly impossible to use it.". That evaluation was done with FTB 5.0 free.
This is discouraging. You should really work on Wine install and compliance while you don't provide native editions.