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Add Pictures to an Access Database

Adding pictures to an Access database can greatly enhance its usability and usefulness, whether it's pictures of products, people or incidents.

But how can this be done without writing lots of complex code or encountering a wide range of common picture-handling problems and configuration issues?

The DBPix Image Control is designed to operate seamlessly in Access so you can add pictures to the database without the complexity, storage & performance overheads or other problems which are common with most other approaches.

With DBPix you can add pictures to an Access database as easily as you add text or numeric data - just insert the DBPix control in your form or report then bind it to a blob field (e.g. an OLE Object field). You can then browse for picture files with the built in file-open dialog, view the EXIF info embedded in JPEG photos, use lossless JPEG rotation to correct the orientation of pictures taken in 'portrait', drag & drop files, copy & paste, and more.

DBPix works in the background so your database forms don't have to wait while image decoding takes place. Users can scroll quickly through records without the performance hit and delays of most other approaches.

By using DBPix for Access picture-handling your application does not depend on specific office components, or applications and file associations. Common installation and configuration headaches are avoided, particularly in wider multi-user deployments.

Imaging for Access that's Easy, Efficient & Fast
  • NO OLE Bloat
  • NO App Dependencies
  • NO Complex Coding
  • NO Performance Penalty
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