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Image Resolution in Access Form

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I stumbled upon a solution to an annoying issue I was having, and I am now looking, for my own knowledge, for the WHY of this solution.

The issue was a logo change for a client of mine -- they had a .jpg that I needed to add to various forms and reports.  This database runs on a Terminal Server.  The .jpg extension is associated with Micorosft Picture Editor 3.0, and they are running Office 2000.

When I initially added the image as an unbound object, the resolution would drop dramatically, leaving a cherboarded image some times, or else a washed out variation of the image.  The OLE class was Microsoft Photo Editor 3.0.

I was fooling around today with the image, and brought it into Microsoft Word 2000.  From there, I copied and pasted the image into my Access form.  When what to my wondering eyes did appear, but a beautiful image!  The color and resolution are terrific.  The OLE Class is Microsoft Word.

WHY????????

I had a separate, unrelated issue logn ago with the resolution of a chart in an Access report not being acceptable, and finally heard from the Microsoft Techs that the graphics engine is not "native" in access (it's native to Excel) and therefore loses its resolution when used in Access.  I'm wondering if there's some kind of "native" thing going on here with the OLE Class.

Any explanations would be most helpful... it's really buggin' me.

Thanks for your time, and letting me pick your guru brains!

;-) Ronda
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