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Help with pictures

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I saw a similar problem some postings ago, but with no real answer:

I have a database with a field for pictures, no problems normally, i could
enter pics in the
database. But now suddenly when i want to enter a picture only a icon with
the name of the
file shows up in the database. My old databases still show the normal pics.

What's wrong? Could it be acd-see or another program which messes up the
system?

Thanks


Nov 12 '05 #1
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"Peter van Gelderen" wrote
But now suddenly when i want to enter
a picture only a icon with the name of the
file shows up in the database. My old
databases still show the normal pics.
It would appear that you are using Bound OLE Frames, with either embedded
OLE Objects or linked image files. The Control has a property for "show
icon", but sometimes you get an icon despite the setting of that property --
when you use OLE to display, you are at the mercy of whatever imaging
software is registered on the user's system for the file type, and the
interaction of that software, through COM automation, with Access.
What's wrong? Could it be acd-see or
another program which messes up the
system?


Yes, it could be this or one of a number of other things.

The sample imaging databases at http://accdevel.tripod.com illustrate three
approaches to handling images in Access, and the download includes an
article discussing considerations in choosing an approach. Two of the
approaches do not use OLE Objects and, thus, avoid the database bloat
associated with images in OLE Objects.

If you are printing the images in reports, to avoid memory leakage, you
should also see MVP Stephen Lebans' http://www.lebans.com/printfailures.htm.
PrintFailure.zip is an Access97 MDB containing a report that fails during
the Access formatting process prior to being spooled to the Printer Driver.
This MDB also contains code showing how to convert the contents of the Image
control to a Bitmap file prior to printing. This helps alleviate the "Out of
Memory" error that can popup when printing image intensive reports.

Larry Linson
Microsoft Access MVP
Nov 12 '05 #2

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