Re: Screen Capture Software - Any Recommendations?

Subject: Re: Screen Capture Software - Any Recommendations?
From: "Lee Tesdell" <ltesdell -at- eai -dot- com>
To: "Christopher" <addforlist -at- hotmail -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2000 10:51:00 -0600


I use Capture Pro from Creative Softworx and find it user friendly.

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From: "Christopher" <addforlist -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2000 9:41 AM
Subject: Screen Capture Software - Any Recommendations?

> Bonne Annee (Happy New Year) to you all.
> Quick question, do any of you have software recommendations for screen
> captures (sorry for the low level question, but I am very new to this
> Previously, for online help (html) I used Paint Shop Pro (5.03) which I
> quite liked. Very shortly we will be beginning our User's Guide (printed,
> but will probably be distributed in .pdf as well), and I wondered if I
> should 'upgrade' at all.
> As I'm here, I might as well ask the other questions that have been
> me, starting with the one above:
> 1) What software do you use for screen captures? Do you use a specific
> program, or a standard graphics program?
> 2) I remember reading in previous discussions that images become fuzzy
> reducing them more than 10 to 30% (i.e. so that the image is now between
> and 90% of its original size). Is this correct? Any advice?
> 3) In what format should I save my images (png, tiff, jpg...)? We plan to
> use FrameMaker for authoring, which will then generate a .pdf a) to send
> the printers b) to put onto the program's CD.
> Having the possibility of reusing screenshots or icon images in our online
> reference (html) would be nice.
> 4) Those of you using PSP, which rescaling method do you use (pixel,
> or bicubic? (bilinear is more increasing the size I believe)?
> As regards to questions about whether to have screen shots at all, or to
> centre just on the appropriate part of the screen, or to have jagged edges
> etc, I shall look through archives as I remember various discussions on
> these points.
> Please reply directly to me and I can post a summary if there is any
> interest.
> Thanks,
> Christopher
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