Whilst Visual Basic provides support for loading graphic files in various formats into a
StdPicture object, it sadly forgets about all of these when it comes to saving the file again.
You normally only have one choice of file format for writing: a BMP at the system colour depth.
Whilst there are various third party controls available to save files in other formats, these are often
have unacceptable 'per seat' licensing policies and can be incredibly expensive. This article shows how to use
a free JPEG DLL library to save VB pictures.
Last Updated: 13 January 2002