I can’t drag an image from outside ForeUI into a plot. It has been like that for a long time, but I remember being able to do it, and I miss it, because adding images through the “Add image”… is so much slower.
I actually reported this issue back in 2011, but the issue was closed:
Windows 7 64-bit
This seems to be on Windows 7 only, I tried it with my Mac OS X and Windows XP and they all work fine.
Will try it with a Windows 7 later.
I believe this issue is not the same with the one you reported 5 years ago, which has been fixed in later version.
I just reproduced the issue you mentioned on a Windows 7 64-bit machine, and after checking I realized it only happens when you run ForeUI via the .exe file. The ForeUI.exe file is a wrapper executable file, which runs the JVM and loads ForeUI application into it. It seems this wrapper .exe file gets somehow limited by Windows 64-bit, and the ForeUI launched by it can not accept image files dragged into the application.
It is not easy to fix because it is not a limitation that gets documented, it most probably is a bug in Windows or JVM, which is hard to address and fix, at least on our side.
However, I found a workaround. You can run ForeUI via the launch.bat or launch.jar file to avoid this kind of problem.
To run launch.bat, you need to define a JAVA_HOME system environment variable and set its value to the JRE location, such as “C:\Program Files\ForeUI\jre”.
To run launch.jar, you need to put the path that contains the java.exe into your Path system environment variable, just append something like “C:\Program Files\ForeUI\jre\bin” to it.
You can double-click the launch.bat or launch.jar file to run ForeUI, and now you can drag image into it.
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