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MSAccess - resize images using WIA

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I have been researching WIA for hours, but haven't found what I'm looking for - lots of info on devices and image acquisition, etc., but nothing helpful on basic scaling. I have a number of gifs in a folder that I need to scale by 60% and save to a new filename. Can anybody point me to a source that explains how to do this with WIA? I have the WIA library referenced in my module, but I haven't found a clear description of WIA methods and properties, or how to use them in VBA. Some examples would be helpful.
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by:Ken Butters
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This link is to MS site for scaling within WIA

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms630819(v=vs.85).aspx#itemScale

you must use a filter in order to manipulate the image.  The link above gives a code example of how to scale the image.

Their example creates a thumbnail image from a bmp file (100pixels by 100 pixels)
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Is there a way to scale by percentage rather than pixel height and width?
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Or, alternatively, a way to get the pixel height and width and calculate the desired new values?
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You should be able to use these properties of the image:


      oldWidth = img.width
      oldHeight = img.height

or in your case...

  newWidth = img.width * 0.6
  newHeight = img.height * 0.6
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by:dgmoore1
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Just what I needed - thanks!
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