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Main form ImageDisplayForm Report ImageDisplayReport

Version 3.4         Last Updated 24 Aug 2021               Approx 0.7 MB

The attached database is used to display thumbnail images for selected images in a folder.
Click the Populate Image List button then select a folder containing images.
This will add the names of all images in the folder to the listbox.
As an option, you can choose whether to include images in subfolders.
This will only take a couple of seconds even if you have thousands of images in the folder.

NOTE: only BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG & ICO image files are currently supported.

Select any image from the list to view a thumbnail

For info, GIF, PNG & BMP images display better in Access than the 'lossy' JPG image format

Click the View All Images button to open a report showing thumbnails of all images in the selected folder

The example database also includes two other forms showing alternative ways of displaying folder images including the use of an ActiveX web browser control .


Click to download:
Example app: Folder Image Viewer   (zipped)

PDF help file: Display large thumbnail images in form - explains the different approaches used

Version History:

v3.0 17/04/2018 - Original release
v3.1 18/10/2019 - Bug fixes. Support for images in subfolders
v3.4 24/08/2021 - Added code to rotate / reset JPG image thumbnails according to orientation

Colin Riddington           Mendip Data Systems                 Last Updated 24 Aug 2021

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