I received an email question just now that I think the group could profit from. In Panorama 6 you could paste a fixed image into a form. Normally, when you convert a database from Panorama 6 to X, these fixed images will be converted as well, so that the form looks the same. However, sometimes these images don’t make it across, and the email was asking me why his fixed images weren’t appearing in Panorama X. Here is my answer:
In Panorama 6, you could only do that with PICT format images, which is a very old image format dating back to the earliest days of the original Macintosh. It turns out that some really old PICT images do not work in OS X/macOS, in fact they can even cause crashes. So when Panorama X brings in a database from Panorama 6, it does a “sanity check” any images found in the databases. If the image has negative dimensions, or really large dimensions (more than 10,000 pixels), that means that the image is corrupted as far as OS X is concerned, and Panorama skips the image. There’s simply nothing Panorama can do about that.
Of course next you will complain “but the image works in Panorama 6, on the same system with the same OS”. Apparently the old Carbon API’s that Panorama 6 use have a different image rendering system than the modern Cocoa API’s have, and the old API’s are able to correctly interpret these images, but the new API’s do not. There is really no way for a modern program like Panorama X to use the old API’s, and even if it could, Apple has made it clear that these old API’s will be completely removed from macOS within the next couple of years.
So the only solution is to recreate the problematic image in a new format. If necessary, you could do a screen grab of the image in Panorama 6, then use Preview to make a JPG or PNG image.
Most old PICT images do work and do come across. I assume that it may depend on what program was used to originally create the PICT image, but in general the images that cause problems are usually 30 or more years old and no one that has sent me a file with problem images has remembered what program they originally used to create the images.