Compress a picture using VB6

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  • 12 years ago



    Does any one have an idea on how to compress a picture programmatically?


    What am doing is inserting pictures into Microsoft word through VB6 and I want to control the size of those pictures, and compress it if needed.

    Even though there is a utility for compressing images in office applications I wasn’t able to extract the code through recording a macro.


    Any assistant or ideas would be highly appreciated.

  • 12 years ago

    You can use one of those OCX files to compress your pictures
    download it from


  • 12 years ago

    Some time ago I tried to do similar things with pictures in PowerPoint and discovered the same: some of the newer features with pictures are only available through the UI, and not in VBA.  I guess your only option is to add a control in your VB6 app, check and compress if needed there, and then insert the picture.

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