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Posted on 2014-03-26
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Hi.  I have embedded a trademark logo on a report.  The logo looks great when report is formatted as a snapshop file but I lose the crispness of the drawing when I convert to PDF.  This report gets emailed out to customers and I can't expect them to download snapshot viewer.  Any ideas how to retain the image on convert or is there another way to handle this?  thanks
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Most likely you'll have to change to a different image format, like JPEG or PNG. It's hard to say which will provide the best image quality, so you'd have to try different formats to see which works best for your needs.

Also, if you resize the image you'll often lose some of the quality, so be sure to have the image created in the size that is most appropriate for your needs.
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I was thinking along the same lines but wasn't sure it would convert well even then.  From what you're saying, so long as I get the size right at the start it should convert well though - or at least better?  Any ideas on which format would work best when converting to pdf in MSAccess?  Or are you saying I'll just have to play around until I happen upon the best method myself?
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE ) earned 1500 total points
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Size is just part of the equation. Some formats have better resolution than others, and some translate to certain mediums better than others. A lot depends on the methods used to create the image. If it was professionally done in something like Photoshop you'll probably be able to have very nice results. If it was created by the lady in accounting using Windows Paint ... probably not so much.

What is the current format (i.e. BMP, JPG etc)?
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Hi Scott,  I've tried both BMP and JPG and it looks about the same.  Image was created a little large in photoshop.  I brought it a little closer to size also using photoshop and then just dragged the object frame in some to get it exact.  I have the object size mode in access set to "Clip".   Not sure if that makes a difference..

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