How to get access to picture information, such as Width, Heigth, Manufacturer, Cameramodel, Exposuretime, Picture made on, Date created, Date changed and so on.
(just like in Windows Explorer)

By reading the header of the picture file. Loot at

EXIF Exchangeble Image File Format
IPTC Interantional Press Telecommunications Council
WIA Windows Image Acquisition
Information sites:

1. Download "WIAaut.dll" (see
2. Register wiaaut.dll
3. Project-References Microsoft Windows Image Acquisition Library v2.0
4. Put Commondialog Tool on form
5. Add the next code
Dim Img 'As ImageFile
Dim IP 'As ImageProcess
Dim v 'As Vector
Dim p 'As Property
Dim i 'As Integer
Set Img = CreateObject("WIA.ImageFile")
Set IP = CreateObject("WIA.ImageProcess")
Set v = CreateObject("WIA.Vector")
Img.LoadFile "C:\135_3501.jpg"
For Each p In Img.Properties
Dim s 'As String
s = p.Name & "(" & p.PropertyID & ") = "
If p.IsVector Then
s = s & "[vector data not emitted]"
ElseIf p.Type = RationalImagePropertyType Then
s = s & p.value.Numerator & "/" & p.value.Denominator
ElseIf p.Type = StringImagePropertyType Then
s = s & """" & p.value & """"
s = s & p.value
End If

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