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Hide the Loading Image dialog ("Importing" message)

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The "Importing" message:
One of the most common complaints about the built-in Access Image Control is the annoying 'Importing' dialog that appears when loading images. Although only an annoyance, a more serious problem is lurking within (see Preventing the Scroll-too-Quick Crash) - in fact the fix is the same for both issues.

The "Loading Image" dialog appears when you set the 'Picture' property of an image control. If you use an image control on a form to display an image for each record, the dialog flashes-up each time you scroll to another record. Depending on the size of the image and the specification of the computer the dialog may appear only very briefly, or for a longer time.

The Loading Image Dialog

The Registry Fix
You can disable display of the Loading Image dialog with a registry tweak. The following registry value(s) need to be entered on each machine where the form/database will be run:

On all Windows versions:

Key:  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Graphics Filters\Import\JPEG\Options
Name:  ShowProgressDialog
Type:  String
Value:  No

On Windows 2000 and later you should also set the following key:

Key:  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Graphics Filters\Import\JPEG\Options
Name:  ShowProgressDialog
Type:  String
Value:  No

Note that 'No' is case-sensitive - see screenshot:

Registry Fix Screenshot

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