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Saving Image in Photoshop Destined for Microsoft Access

Hello,

I'm using Access 2007 to create a small application.  I'm working on the masthead graphic for the header and I'm having trouble sizing it correctly.  Here's the details:

The header in Access is 13" wide x1.5" high
My image in Photoshop CS5 is 13"x1.5"
I am saving my image from Photoshop CS5 as a PNG file

I have tried 300DPI and 72 DPI.  The 300 DPI file in Access is too big and the 72 DPI file in Access is too small.  

I'd like to get it just right.  Is there any way to do this?  Is the answer in the DPI settings?

TIA!  
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GRayL

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Norie

How is it not quite right?

Does it not look like you want it?

Is only part of the image being displayed in Access?
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Thanks for your responses guys.

I have it in an image control set for top-left and zoom but it's being re-sized and the image is not as crisp as it should be.  If I set it the 300DPI image to clip, the quality is acceptable but the image doesn't fit in the defined area.  

I guess I'm looking for a magic DPI number that will convey that actual dimensions as Access interprets them.  

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I've got it.  96DPI seems to be the magic number.  If I create a new image in photoshop, set the width to 13" height to 1.5" and the DPI to 96 when I save that and insert it into the image control it fits perfectly (no resizing or zoomin) and it looks GREAT.  

So, given that the image in Access fits no matter what size mode is selected (Clip or Zoom or Stretch all look the same), I'd say Access is looking for 96 DPI.  

I wonder if all the other Microsoft applications are set the same way.  This is something that's always been a PIA for me.  

thanks for your help - hope this helps someone in the future!

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Jacques Bourgeois (James Burger)

Work with the image dimension in pixel instead of working with inches.

Although Access does not provide a way to measure that, you can copy a screenshot of you form in PhotoShop and measure the dimension of the Image control in pixels. Adjust your drawing accordingly. You then bypass the DPI translation and the artefact of zooming and it should work.

Another alternative, if the image is simple enough, would be to save the image in a format that resizes without problem, such as .wmf.
GRayL

Click Start, Control Panel, Display, Select Settings tab, click Advanced, and I'll bet the DPI setting says 96 DPI ;-)
GRayL

Which is to say your 'assisted' solution is wrong.  My previous post says how to find the 'correct' DPI.
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