Re: techwr-l digest: January 05, 2000

Subject: Re: techwr-l digest: January 05, 2000
From: BlaineBachman -at- bia -dot- gov
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2000 07:47:00 -0700

Mike wrote:


For years, I've been just hitting 'Print Screen' then dumping the screen
into a MS Paint or PhotoShop. Are there any particular benefits to using
'screen capture software'?


That's fine for the occasional screen shot - problem begins when you have
many of them to include in a document. Seems that PrintScreen captures are
snagged as bitmaps which can consume approximately 10 times the disk space
as a JPEG or GIF of the same graphic.

Could be that you are able to manipulate the image in Paint or PhotoShop to
reduce that size - dunno.


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