Installing QPix 3.7x

QPix is available as a plug-in bundle for MacOS X and Windows.

System Requirements

Registration & Activation

QPix 3.7x uses new license keys (it will not work with 3.6 or earlier keys).

If you do not have suitable license keys, visit Escape's website for purchasing information.

If you have QPix 3.7x license keys, read the Adding & Removing License Keys page that includes step-by-step instructions on how to register and activate your license keys.

If the computer on which plug-in license keys will be installed is not allowed to access the internet, read the Adding & Removing License Keys page on how to obtain pre-activated keys using the Machine ID.

Plug-in files

The QPix bundle is shown as package on Mac or as folder on Windows. The table below indicates the location where the plug-in files should be installed depending on platform and 4D runtime environment.

File Description Platform Environment Location
QPix.bundle The QPix plug-in bundle Mac/Win All Plugins folder next to the database structure
0QLM.bundle Plug-in that controls licensing for all Escape plug-ins in your Plugins folder Mac/Win All Plugins folder next to the database structure
QTMLGlue.dll A library linking QPix with QuickTime on Windows only. Can be omitted if the database runs only on Mac. Win All databases Resources folder next to the database structure
Built apps (single-user) Resources folder inside the Database folder
Built apps (server) Resources folder inside the Server Database folder
QPix Manual.4dbase [Optional] QPix documentation (commands reference) accessible within 4D Mac/Win All Components folder next to the database structure
QTAtoms.bundle [Optional] Free plug-in with commands for handling QuickTime atoms Mac/Win All Plugins folder next to the database structure

Opening PDF on Windows

PDF is supported natively on the Mac but not on Windows. Escape has written a custom PDF importer for QuickTime, but the core functionality, i.e. the job of actually understanding what a PDF file contains, has to be provided by a PostScript interpreter.

Our PostScript interpreter of choice is AFPL GhostScript, a popular distribution of GhostScript that your users can download and install on their computers.

Attention: GhostScript is needed only on Windows and only if you will be importing (opening) PDF files. GhostScript won't be needed (and does not have to be installed) if all you will be doing involving PDF on Windows is create PDF (through exporting or multipage file creation) — QPix can do these tasks without extra help.

Compatible plug-in versions

If your database uses more Escape plug-ins, make sure to use coordinated plug-in versions. The following plug-in versions should be used together: