PictureFormat.OriginalResolution Property (Publisher)

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


expression. OriginalResolution

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.

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