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PictureFormat.OriginalResolution Property

Office 2007
Returns a Long that represents, in dots per inch (dpi), the resolution at which the linked picture was originally scanned. Read-only.



expression   A variable that represents an PictureFormat object.

Return Value


This property only applies to linked pictures. Returns "Permission Denied" for shapes representing embedded or pasted pictures.

To determine whether a shape represents a linked picture, use either the Type property of the Shape object, or the IsLinked property of the PictureFormat object.

Use the EffectiveResolution property to determine the resolution at which the picture or OLE object prints in the specified document.


The following example tests each picture in the active publication, and returns selected image properties for pictures that are linked.

Visual Basic for Applications
Dim pgLoop As Page
Dim shpLoop As Shape

For Each pgLoop In ActiveDocument.Pages
    For Each shpLoop In pgLoop.Shapes
        If shpLoop.Type = pbLinkedPicture Then
            With shpLoop.PictureFormat
                        Debug.Print "File Name: " & .Filename
                        Debug.Print "Resolution in Publication: " & .EffectiveResolution & " dpi"
                        Debug.Print "Original Resolution: " & .OriginalResolution & " dpi"
            End With
        End If
    Next shpLoop
Next pgLoop