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Old May 28th, 2004, 06:43 AM
Jeff
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Default Image quality on form is poor

Hi everyone!

I'm trying to create a small database for a collection I have and need to
add an image for each item. As this collection will never exceed 300
objects, I thought I might embed a small image of each item. The problem is,
no matter what I try (embedding or linking to an outside file), the image
quality on my Access form is VERY BAD. I'm assuming that Access must create
its own thumbnail of this image and; therefore, no matter what I try I can't
seem to get anything better. I've done a lot of experimenting with the
actual images (making them smaller, etc), but nothing seems to work.

Any ideas?

Thanks!



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Old May 29th, 2004, 01:08 AM
Stephen Lebans
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Default Image quality on form is poor

What is the original Image file format you are inserting?
What program is acting as the OLE Image server to embedd the Images(What
program is registered to handle the file extension of the images)?

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Stephen Lebans
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Please respond only to the newsgroups so everyone can benefit.


"Jeff" a_m.com wrote
in message ...
Hi everyone!

I'm trying to create a small database for a collection I have and need

to
add an image for each item. As this collection will never exceed 300
objects, I thought I might embed a small image of each item. The

problem is,
no matter what I try (embedding or linking to an outside file), the

image
quality on my Access form is VERY BAD. I'm assuming that Access must

create
its own thumbnail of this image and; therefore, no matter what I try I

can't
seem to get anything better. I've done a lot of experimenting with the
actual images (making them smaller, etc), but nothing seems to work.

Any ideas?

Thanks!




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Old May 29th, 2004, 02:33 AM
Jeff
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Default Image quality on form is poor

Hi Stephen,

I'm not at home right now (where the database is) but I've tried various
formats; specifically, .jpg., .gif, and .bmp As the database will never be
very big, I am able to use whatever format might be most useful.

Regarding the OLE Image Server, I'm not sure right now - I'll check when I
get home.

Thanks,

Jeff



"Stephen Lebans"
wrote in message ...
What is the original Image file format you are inserting?
What program is acting as the OLE Image server to embedd the Images(What
program is registered to handle the file extension of the images)?

--

HTH
Stephen Lebans
http://www.lebans.com
Access Code, Tips and Tricks
Please respond only to the newsgroups so everyone can benefit.


"Jeff" a_m.com wrote
in message ...
Hi everyone!

I'm trying to create a small database for a collection I have and need

to
add an image for each item. As this collection will never exceed 300
objects, I thought I might embed a small image of each item. The

problem is,
no matter what I try (embedding or linking to an outside file), the

image
quality on my Access form is VERY BAD. I'm assuming that Access must

create
its own thumbnail of this image and; therefore, no matter what I try I

can't
seem to get anything better. I've done a lot of experimenting with the
actual images (making them smaller, etc), but nothing seems to work.

Any ideas?

Thanks!






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Old May 29th, 2004, 04:43 AM
Jeff
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Default Image quality on form is poor

Hi Stephen,

I just checked and "Windows Picture and Fax Viewer" is the registered
program for BMP, JPG, GIF files. Hope that helps. Let me know if you need
more information.

Thanks for your help!

Jeff


"Stephen Lebans"
wrote in message ...
What is the original Image file format you are inserting?
What program is acting as the OLE Image server to embedd the Images(What
program is registered to handle the file extension of the images)?

--

HTH
Stephen Lebans
http://www.lebans.com
Access Code, Tips and Tricks
Please respond only to the newsgroups so everyone can benefit.


"Jeff" a_m.com wrote
in message ...
Hi everyone!

I'm trying to create a small database for a collection I have and need

to
add an image for each item. As this collection will never exceed 300
objects, I thought I might embed a small image of each item. The

problem is,
no matter what I try (embedding or linking to an outside file), the

image
quality on my Access form is VERY BAD. I'm assuming that Access must

create
its own thumbnail of this image and; therefore, no matter what I try I

can't
seem to get anything better. I've done a lot of experimenting with the
actual images (making them smaller, etc), but nothing seems to work.

Any ideas?

Thanks!






  #5  
Old May 29th, 2004, 02:13 PM
Stephen Lebans
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Default Image quality on form is poor

Do you have MS Photo Editor on your system. It seems to be the best OLE
Server to embedd Images with. Set it up to be the registered viewer for
those Image file types you want to embedd in your MDB.
You will have to delete any existing Images you have embedded.
--

HTH
Stephen Lebans
http://www.lebans.com
Access Code, Tips and Tricks
Please respond only to the newsgroups so everyone can benefit.


"Jeff" a_m.com wrote
in message ...
Hi Stephen,

I just checked and "Windows Picture and Fax Viewer" is the registered
program for BMP, JPG, GIF files. Hope that helps. Let me know if you

need
more information.

Thanks for your help!

Jeff


"Stephen Lebans"


wrote in message ...
What is the original Image file format you are inserting?
What program is acting as the OLE Image server to embedd the

Images(What
program is registered to handle the file extension of the images)?

--

HTH
Stephen Lebans
http://www.lebans.com
Access Code, Tips and Tricks
Please respond only to the newsgroups so everyone can benefit.


"Jeff" a_m.com

wrote
in message ...
Hi everyone!

I'm trying to create a small database for a collection I have and

need
to
add an image for each item. As this collection will never exceed

300
objects, I thought I might embed a small image of each item. The

problem is,
no matter what I try (embedding or linking to an outside file),

the
image
quality on my Access form is VERY BAD. I'm assuming that Access

must
create
its own thumbnail of this image and; therefore, no matter what I

try I
can't
seem to get anything better. I've done a lot of experimenting with

the
actual images (making them smaller, etc), but nothing seems to

work.

Any ideas?

Thanks!







  #6  
Old May 29th, 2004, 06:48 PM
Jeff
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Default Image quality on form is poor

Thanks Stephen,

I've got Office 2003 installed on my computer - apparently, MS Photo Editor
is automatically deleted when Office 2003 is installed. It has been replaced
by MS Office Picture Manager - I'll try to set that as the registered
viewer.

Thanks!

Jeff



"Stephen Lebans"
wrote in message ...
Do you have MS Photo Editor on your system. It seems to be the best OLE
Server to embedd Images with. Set it up to be the registered viewer for
those Image file types you want to embedd in your MDB.
You will have to delete any existing Images you have embedded.
--

HTH
Stephen Lebans
http://www.lebans.com
Access Code, Tips and Tricks
Please respond only to the newsgroups so everyone can benefit.


"Jeff" a_m.com wrote
in message ...
Hi Stephen,

I just checked and "Windows Picture and Fax Viewer" is the registered
program for BMP, JPG, GIF files. Hope that helps. Let me know if you

need
more information.

Thanks for your help!

Jeff


"Stephen Lebans"


wrote in message ...
What is the original Image file format you are inserting?
What program is acting as the OLE Image server to embedd the

Images(What
program is registered to handle the file extension of the images)?

--

HTH
Stephen Lebans
http://www.lebans.com
Access Code, Tips and Tricks
Please respond only to the newsgroups so everyone can benefit.


"Jeff" a_m.com

wrote
in message ...
Hi everyone!

I'm trying to create a small database for a collection I have and

need
to
add an image for each item. As this collection will never exceed

300
objects, I thought I might embed a small image of each item. The
problem is,
no matter what I try (embedding or linking to an outside file),

the
image
quality on my Access form is VERY BAD. I'm assuming that Access

must
create
its own thumbnail of this image and; therefore, no matter what I

try I
can't
seem to get anything better. I've done a lot of experimenting with

the
actual images (making them smaller, etc), but nothing seems to

work.

Any ideas?

Thanks!









 




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