Complete one-click image solution for Microsoft Access
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Who are regular database users? Accounters, office girls, store workers and so on. Most things are too complicated – image extensions, dimensions, size limits sound nonsence for them.
AccessImagine accepts images in all known ways: browse the file dialog, drag-n-drop, paste from clipboard, acquire from scanner or camera – and get cropped right on form. Undo button makes users more brave. All is done in one click on cool floating icons. Pictures may be shown full-screen or 1:1 with panning tool.
On the backstages all images are automatically resampled and converted to JPEG format to save database space.
You don’t need to read manuals, write a code or struggle problems. Just place AccessImagine ActiveX object on form and bind it to image field. Thats all, its up and working. You may change few options in design mode. 90% usage cases are so easy.
The one thing you should know. If you need any advanced imaging functionality one day, it is already implemented for you, just take a look at tiny documentation.
AccessImagine is the most powerfull picture control around. So, what’s under the hood? Briefly, AccessImagine supports:
- old OLE data
- MS SQL and MySQL Servers
- .NET languages
- HTTP (web) images
- external image storage
- continuous forms
- VBA manipulations
well i just downloaded this component, the features are quite interesting, anyways i liked it!!
this software excellent.Can direct capture from camera NIKON D7000.
I have Installed the software it is very beautiful.
I could really use this for an application i’m working on!
I like it, but I need to save in PDF format. I didn’t see in your documentation about PDF. Possible in the future?
At this moment AccessImagine doesn’t support PDF.
How exactly you want to use PDF with it?
Accounters, office girls, store workers… really? How about hiring a real writer.
I’m not English native-speaker, heh. Do you know good one?
Use of the control is great. Got it working well but would it be possible to add support for more graphic file formats? e.g. TIFF and PNG.
You mean storage formats (instead of JPEG) or import/open formats? PNG is supported this way.
Wow, I can’t believe how simple this is to use! I’ve been using MS access since 1.0! This is great, works on 2007 & 2010! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Thank you for good words! )
I was thinking of purchasing your product but I really need to be able to link photos not embed them, I can’t figure out how your program does it, I see it mention the StoragePath property but I can’t find it. I have a bloated database because the photos are imbedded, I’ve removed the photos but not the data now I want to link the photos back into the database using your product, How can I do that?
AccessImagine is very smart at external image storage.
StoragePath property is located at [Other] tab. Bind AccessImagine object to text or ID field.
Thanks, I found the control but when I put in the folder that has my pictures in it, I got the following message
Data binding error: when the StoragePath is set, control must be bound to text/numeric field, no to the OLE/IMAGE/BLOB one. What did I don wrong?
You need to bind AccessImagine to some text field (it will keep filenames there)
I’ve given the StoragePath the location of my photos, how do you then bind them to the text field I’ve created in the database?
>> I’ve given the StoragePath the location of my photos, how do you then bind them to the text field I’ve created in the database?
Bind AccessImagine object to text field – like shown at http://access.bukrek.net/tutorial/starting (Slide 4)
Hello. First of all, thank you for this, its exactly what I needed. One question… I set it up with StoragePath to save the images to a directory… but in the tables they are only named “scan.jpg, scan1.jpg”, etc. What can I change to have the cells display the entire filepath, i.e. C:\Folder\scan1.jpg ? Another program depends on the full path to work. Thanks in advance.
when I create an auto install to install my program on another computer what file do I need to include? It seems if I put in the AccessImagine162.exe it makes the install go through all the hoops and information not really needed. Can I just install the *.ocx and if so do I need to place it in a particular folder or do I have to actually install the *.exe? Is there a way, if I do that the installer can bypass all the information, etc that comes up when the *.exe is run?
You can use deploy pack – http://access.bukrek.net/down/AccessImagine163deploy.exe
Really amazing, so simple, so easy, yet so terrific. It really hits the spot!
I’ve purchased AccessImagine ActiveX control
I want send the activation code
Annexed you purchase a document image
As kindly send a link AccessImagine ActiveX control Download the latest version
All activations are handled in manual mode and it may take up to 12 hours to process. Your activation key was sent to you few minutes ago.
I’m very interested in the product and have download and installed it (have not registered it as yet). My requirement is to display in both forms and reports pictures located on a web server. I’ve read through most of questions and replies, but am still a bit lost. I looks like there is a load function which is supposed to handle URLs, however I con’t seem to find any documentation or examples on how to go about using it. Would you point me to something that will explain how to do it?
The easiest way is to bind AccessImagine to the field that holds the URL.
So far that has not worked for me. I’ve set the AccessImaginePicture Control Source property to a text box containing the URL. I’ve tried it with the text box defined as a simple text field and as a Hyperlink. In neither case was the photo displayed in the form. Of course as a hyperlink I was able to click on text control and bring up the photo in my browser.
Also I had tried the binding approach before posting my first comment. More guidance required, thank you,
Nope, you need to bind AccessImagine to database table field, not form textbox.
Also you can use VBA command to load picture, like
Thanks that sort of helps. I’m guessing when you say bind, you are referring to setting the table field data type to AccessImaage. As I’m not seeing it in the list I’ma assuming I need to register to do that.
Am I on the right track?
AccessImagine is fully functional without license.
“Bind” here means: that you have text field in your database that holds URL. Put AccessImagine object on form and select that field as its Control Source.
Take a look at Slide 4 here – http://access.bukrek.net/tutorial/starting
i have one sql table which contains thoushands of images. i want to display that image when we i enter product id no. Product table contain the imagenumber.
when i open the SQL table in access the column is “long Binary Data” so how to convert “Long Binary data” to “Bitmap”
There is no need to convert Long Binary. Just bind AccessImagine to that field and you will see the picture.
i am trying to buy your software but How it would works, just only based upon the email address? Are you going to send me some code for this software??
Yes, you will receive private activation code.
i am using the unregistered access imagine activex for our college.How long the activex works? Is there any other provision to use the activex without registering in schools and colleges?
There is no time restrictions, AccessImagine will work all the time (but will show some reminders).
I am very interested in this tool. How can I purchase? Most of the links on this web site seem to be bad?
Oh, thanks for info. Fixed )
Hello, I am creating a Microsoft Access 2010 database where we need to scan documents using Canon-DR 3010c scanner and save them in a folder. I downloaded and saved Accessimagine.ocx. Do you have a code that explains how I can control the scanner using a button on a form to start scanning and save them ?
First of all install AccessImagine and check right at demo database if your scanner is supported – by pressing Aquire Image button.
I am exploring the possibility to implement the activeX for Access 97. Have any of your users been able to get it to work on ’97? Is there a VBA workaround to connect it with a control?
Thanks for your help
You need to use ImageBind property at Access 97
This is a great control and makes my life much easier.
I have tried the camera functionality and it works. It can save the picture to OLE. However, when I try to use storage path, It shows error Cannot create file “[my path]\[strange file name]”. The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect
Can you please help me?
It writes literally this text? – [my path]\[strange file name]
If no, please give me the exact one )
The exact error: Cannot create file “C:\JJ GYM\Foto KTP\[Square][Square][Square][Square][Square]A[Square]AA”. The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect” –> [Square] means litarally square there
Maybe your StoragePath directory contains some non-english characters? That may cause the problems.
No, my Storage Path is C:\JJ GYM\Foto KTP
What I notice is: The first time I take picture using webcam to one record, it works without error. The picture is saved in the folder named scan.jpg
But in the second time I take picture, it always shows error
If there is some text in bound field, AccessImagine uses it as filename. Maybe you have something in filename field that makes AccessImagine to use that strange filename with squares?
By the way, you can bind AccessImagine to record id field – it will name images as record ids this way.
Yes, you are right! Problem solved
Thanks a lot
Hi, I just tried your product today and i think it’s great, good work! Kindly Help me to resolve this.(1)I cant see the pictures on the report i created from a query. (2) where is the location of the captured pictures. I wish to read from you soon. thnaks
AccessImagine saves all images (including captured ones) in the database, until you specify StoragePath.
Write details of your query setup to firstname.lastname@example.org, I will check what’s wrong.
Is it possible, somehow, to use a mouse, tablet pen or ? to ‘write’ into an image?
I’m sorry to say its impossible (
Hello, I have just purchased your control and am very happy with it for reports with images but is there a way for it when displaying images to use the cover option similar to that when displaying images using CSS ?
The reason I ask is that its difficult to line up images on a report when the images are all different proportions.
Nope, there is no such ability now. I will make Cropping: Auto setting to affect already existing images in next update.
I try to preview pictures stored in MS SQL (as Image). I get this message: OLE data not recognized, only bitmaps are supported. What did I do wrong?