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How Do You Convert An Image Size To Pixels?

I need to resize an Image object and I've got a procedure that I think will do it (using GDI).
My problem is that my Image object can be scaled in either cm, mm or inches.
I need to know it's size in pixels to use the procedure.
Is there an easy way to work this out?


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sorry to anyone who looked at my last thread it was all over the place
this i hope is more straight forward
I have a simple program to convert an image in a picture box into as grayscale image ,from what i have been told it is possible to then change that image in to a black and white image with certain levels of gray being converted to black and lower levels of gray being converted into white how would i do this
here is my code to change into gray scale
what would i need to add to this code

Private Sub cmdGray_Click()
Pic.ScaleMode = vbPixels
X = Pic.ScaleWidth
y = Pic.ScaleHeight
For i = 0 To y - 1
For j = 0 To X - 1
pixel = Pic.Point(j, i)
red = pixel Mod 256
green = ((pixel And &HFF00) / 256&) Mod 256&
blue = (pixel And &HFF0000) / 65536

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dear all,

does anyone know a tool or vb program/ocx wich permits to convert 24 bits colors BMP image to 256 gray level one ? ..or guideline to do this ...

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