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

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

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The form is 8" wide x 6 " deep.  How many pixels is that?
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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.

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This might give you some idea. This Form is 8w x 6h

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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.
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IrogSinta earned 167 total points
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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.
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I'm not sure that's true with today's high res monitors .... 24" @ 1920x1080 and beyond.
(@ at first comment are 72 vs 96)
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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.
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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 ?
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Access MVP) earned 166 total points
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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) !

Bookmarked this site!

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