Solved

Best resolution for a picture as a background image on a form

Posted on 2013-01-31
11
554 Views
Last Modified: 2013-01-31
I am wondering what would be the best resolution for a picture as a background image on a form.   The choices are either 72 dpi (81KB), or 300 dpi (298 KB).

Does anyone have experience with this?

--Steve
0
Comment
Question by:SteveL13
  • 4
  • 4
  • 2
  • +1
11 Comments
 
LVL 49

Accepted Solution

by:
Gustav Brock earned 167 total points
ID: 38840035
If possible it should have a size in pixels that matches the form to avoid too much zooming/resizing.

/gustav
0
 

Author Comment

by:SteveL13
ID: 38840051
The form is 8" wide x 6 " deep.  How many pixels is that?
0
 
LVL 49

Expert Comment

by:Gustav Brock
ID: 38840102
That depends on the screen resolution.
If the screen is 16" wide with 1600 pixels, your form is about the half of that, 800 pixels.

/gustav
0
Complete VMware vSphere® ESX(i) & Hyper-V Backup

Capture your entire system, including the host, with patented disk imaging integrated with VMware VADP / Microsoft VSS and RCT. RTOs is as low as 15 seconds with Acronis Active Restore™. You can enjoy unlimited P2V/V2V migrations from any source (even from a different hypervisor)

 
LVL 75
ID: 38840408
This might give you some idea. This Form is 8w x 6h

vgStrat
Dimensions
0
 
LVL 29

Expert Comment

by:IrogSinta
ID: 38840596
Most screens can't make us of any finer resolution than 72 DPI.  Using a higher DPI comes into play when creating an image to be used for high quality printing.  So to answer your question, use 72 DPI.
0
 
LVL 29

Assisted Solution

by:IrogSinta
IrogSinta earned 167 total points
ID: 38840640
Let me qualify my previous statement.  If you scan at 72 DPI and end up with an image that is only 400 pixels wide and it will not fill up your form, you should then scan it at a higher resolution to make the image larger.
0
 
LVL 75
ID: 38840645
I'm not sure that's true with today's high res monitors .... 24" @ 1920x1080 and beyond.
(@ at first comment are 72 vs 96)
mx
0
 
LVL 29

Expert Comment

by:IrogSinta
ID: 38840714
The form is 8" wide x 6 " deep.  How many pixels is that?
Since there are 1440 twips in an inch and a pixel has 15 twips, that would come out to be 768 x 576

@mx.  I believe you're right about the 96DPI.
0
 
LVL 75
ID: 38840732
Trust me ... this is one of the most CONFUSING subjects on the planet, lol.

"Since there are 1440 twips in an inch and a pixel has 15 twips,"
Hey ... where did you find that ?
0
 
LVL 29

Expert Comment

by:IrogSinta
ID: 38840756
0
 
LVL 75

Assisted Solution

by:DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform)
DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform) earned 166 total points
ID: 38840789
That's cool. So, I wounder if this is the *same* twip as in Access.  I mean, you would THINK so ... but ....?

And look at this ... 1440 twips (per inch in fact) = 96 pixels (x or y) !

twips/pixels
Bookmarked this site!

thx
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The first two articles in this short series — Using a Criteria Form to Filter Records (http://www.experts-exchange.com/A_6069.html) and Building a Custom Filter (http://www.experts-exchange.com/A_6070.html) — discuss in some detail how a form can be…
QuickBooks® has a great invoice interface that we were happy with for a while but that changed in 2001 through no fault of Intuit®. Our industry's unit names are dictated by RUS: the Rural Utilities Services division of USDA. Contracts contain un…
Show developers how to use a criteria form to limit the data that appears on an Access report. It is a common requirement that users can specify the criteria for a report at runtime. The easiest way to accomplish this is using a criteria form that a…
In Microsoft Access, learn different ways of passing a string value within a string argument. Also learn what a “Type Mis-match” error is about.

821 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question