I want to press a button on a form which will scan a piece of paper on my scanner, save the scanned image using the name of an auto number field in the database to a fixed prespecified location on my harddrive, store the location and name of the scanned file in a record in the database. I then want to later to be able to press another button to open the image so that it can be viewed. Preferably I'd like to use standard windws scanning app and standard windows image viewer. I don't want to do any OCR, just store and later retrieve the image direct from within Access. I'm using Access 2003 and Win XP.