so, basicly what i wan't to do is get all of the details from a JPEG picture. like when you right click -->properties-->details and you can set the title, rating, tags etc. i want to be able to read that data into variables or txt boxes or something. Thanks!!

Friends time (yahoo, google, ask, answers, bing) vb6 file properties and with this search you should also run across dsofile.exe of which you can ignore because that is for office documents. But in the end, you will find that there are several ways in which to do this, including...

http://www.vbforums.com/showthread.php?t=557389&highlight=properties

the API...

and there is another one around here somewhere that uses Microsoft Shell Controls and Automation but I cannot find it and I'm tired of looking for it as it has been 2 hours now...

Edit: Found it... http://www.codeguru.com/forum/showthread.php?t=324023

Good Luck