I was copying bmp files to an ole field in an access db, and each record in the field registered each file as a 'bitmap image', if double clicked the image could be edited in MS Paint. I then installed Paint Shop Pro 5 which appeared to change all bmp files to the type 'Paint Shop Pro 5 image'. Now when bmp files are saved to an ole field the format is not recognised.
I tried deleting the file type 'Paint Shop Pro 5 image' in Windows Explorer/View Folder Options\File Types and creating a new type 'bmp' and assigning the program MS Paint to it. However when saved to the ole field
Access determines that it is a 'Package' instead of a 'Bitmap Image', and when viewed using a control in a form the image appears only as an icon.
Any ideas how to rectify?