I teach pupils to build a simple picture DB using ACCESS. I had to work out how to view the pictures at first. The answer was to set the data type to an OLE object in the table design. Once the table has been saved, create a simple Form using the Form wizard. The picture box that appears is the easiest way to put in a jpeg. I get the kids to copy pictures from the Internet and paste them into the Form.
Hope it works for you,