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Need ActiveX control for JPEGs in Access 97

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I am looking for a good control that would display/print JPEG
images in Access 97. The existing Image controls, even with
the JPEG filters, are very slow - and I know there are better
ones out there (preferably freeware).

TIA...
- Blaine

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[To reply, replace the canine with man.]

Nov 13 '05 #1
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Pegasus Software had a control called ImageN that got good reviews, but it
was not freeware. I believe MVP Stephen Lebans was working on a simple
display but don't know if he completed it or not -- http://www.lebans.com.

You should be aware that Windows cannot directly display a JPEG -- it
converts it to a device-independent bitmap, and even a small JPG file can
make a very large bitmap. On the other hand, if you have not taken steps to
minimize the size of the JPG, the bitmap can be truly huge.

Larry Linson
Microsoft Access MVP
"Beeman" <bd******@telusplanet.net> wrote in message
news:ghnBc.36391$K53.17389@edtnps89...
I am looking for a good control that would display/print JPEG
images in Access 97. The existing Image controls, even with
the JPEG filters, are very slow - and I know there are better
ones out there (preferably freeware).

TIA...
- Blaine

========================================
[To reply, replace the canine with man.]

Nov 13 '05 #2

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Use the A97 version here:
http://www.lebans.com/loadjpeggif.htm
A97LoadJpegGif.zip is a database containing a function to allow for the
Display of Jpeg and Gif files on systems that do not have the Office
Graphic Filters installed. Here is the A2K version: A2KLoadJpegGif.zip

NEW - April 05 2003 Ver 5.0 Developed to allow Access RunTime
installations to display Jpeg files in a standard Image Control.
Provides functionality to load JPG,GIF,BMP,EMF,WMF,CUR and ICO files on
systems without the Office Graphics Filters loaded.
Originally developed for Systems with Access Runtime only. Supports
transparency in Transparent Gifs. Allows you to resize Images on
Forms/Reports at runtime with no loss of Image quality.

--

HTH
Stephen Lebans
http://www.lebans.com
Access Code, Tips and Tricks
Please respond only to the newsgroups so everyone can benefit.
"Beeman" <bd******@telusplanet.net> wrote in message
news:ghnBc.36391$K53.17389@edtnps89...
I am looking for a good control that would display/print JPEG
images in Access 97. The existing Image controls, even with
the JPEG filters, are very slow - and I know there are better
ones out there (preferably freeware).

TIA...
- Blaine

========================================
[To reply, replace the canine with man.]


Nov 13 '05 #3

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"Stephen Lebans" <Fo****************************************@linval id.com>
wrote in message news:pi*********************@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca...
Use the A97 version here:
http://www.lebans.com/loadjpeggif.htm
A97LoadJpegGif.zip is a database containing a function to allow for the
Display of Jpeg and Gif files on systems that do not have the Office
Graphic Filters installed. Here is the A2K version: A2KLoadJpegGif.zip


I tried it, and it *works*, but it still too slow for my tastes.

I need it for an photo album app, used to display and print JPEG
files about 500K in size. The display part will be on a small
image control in a form, and can be lossy. I need speed here,
not image quality; any hints on how I can tweak your code?

For the report, I need image quality, not speed, so your code
will work fine as is.

The JPEG files were ones from my digital camera, and were on a
network drive. That made it even slower, until I copied them
onto a local one.

- Blaine

========================================
[To reply, replace the canine with man.]
Nov 13 '05 #4

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There's nothing to tweak. Your files are 500K in size so what do you
expect? You would need to build Tuumbnail's for each of the images in
order to radically improve performance.

To test another solution for speed try:

The Intel JPEG library here:
http://www.lebans.com/loadsavejpeg.htm
--

HTH
Stephen Lebans
http://www.lebans.com
Access Code, Tips and Tricks
Please respond only to the newsgroups so everyone can benefit.
"Beeman" <bd******@telusplanet.net> wrote in message
news:NfaDc.18708$HS3.3776@edtnps84...
"Stephen Lebans" <Fo****************************************@linval id.com> wrote in message news:pi*********************@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca...
Use the A97 version here:
http://www.lebans.com/loadjpeggif.htm
A97LoadJpegGif.zip is a database containing a function to allow for the Display of Jpeg and Gif files on systems that do not have the Office
Graphic Filters installed. Here is the A2K version:
A2KLoadJpegGif.zip
I tried it, and it *works*, but it still too slow for my tastes.

I need it for an photo album app, used to display and print JPEG
files about 500K in size. The display part will be on a small
image control in a form, and can be lossy. I need speed here,
not image quality; any hints on how I can tweak your code?

For the report, I need image quality, not speed, so your code
will work fine as is.

The JPEG files were ones from my digital camera, and were on a
network drive. That made it even slower, until I copied them
onto a local one.

- Blaine

========================================
[To reply, replace the canine with man.]


Nov 13 '05 #5

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