Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 583
  • Last Modified:

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

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
SteveL13
Asked:
SteveL13
  • 4
  • 4
  • 2
  • +1
3 Solutions
 
Gustav BrockCIOCommented:
If possible it should have a size in pixels that matches the form to avoid too much zooming/resizing.

/gustav
0
 
SteveL13Author Commented:
The form is 8" wide x 6 " deep.  How many pixels is that?
0
 
Gustav BrockCIOCommented:
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
Free learning courses: Active Directory Deep Dive

Get a firm grasp on your IT environment when you learn Active Directory best practices with Veeam! Watch all, or choose any amount, of this three-part webinar series to improve your skills. From the basics to virtualization and backup, we got you covered.

 
DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform)Commented:
This might give you some idea. This Form is 8w x 6h

vgStrat
Dimensions
0
 
IrogSintaCommented:
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
 
IrogSintaCommented:
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
 
DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform)Commented:
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
 
IrogSintaCommented:
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
 
DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform)Commented:
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
 
IrogSintaCommented:
0
 
DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform)Commented:
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

NEW Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 1.5

With Office 365, it’s your data and your responsibility to protect it. NEW Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 eliminates the risk of losing access to your Office 365 data.

  • 4
  • 4
  • 2
  • +1
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now