I want to allow users to be able to manipulate images within Access. I want them to be able to:
Crop: User sets corner points and the image is cropped to those
Sharpen: sliding scale sharpen function (with live preview if possible)
Brightness: sliding scale brightness/contrast (with live preview if possible)
...using something I run from the VBA code. The code will then need to use the same image "package" to resize the images to the final size, crop them if needed and create thumbnails so they can be uploaded with the database to a website.
So to make it clear the user loads an image into the database for a stock item (say) and then is able to crop, brighten and sharpen it from the same form or another pop up form custom designed for the purpose.
I've looked at Imagemajick and FreeImage but I can't see how to get the interactivity going between the form and those packages - particularly for the crop.
Any ideas? I will happily give an A grade for a reasonable answer which heads me in the right direction.