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Subject:RE: screenshots of Web pages From:Emru Townsend <etownsen -at- Softimage -dot- com> To:"'techwrl'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Wed, 12 Jan 2000 16:39:26 -0500
If the page is only one or two screens tall, I'd say just grab overlapping
pages then stitch them together in the image editor of your choice. There
is a utility out there that can grab whole Web pages, but for the life of me
I can't remember its name.
Even so, how far can you go with this? Anything more than a few screens'
worth on one page will be illegible. Better to focus on the important
Resolution: you don't have a choice, really. Screen resolution is 72 or 96
dpi. You can get away with printing the grabbed image at 150, but that's
the border of legibility.
File formats: Most Web pages have flat backgrounds, so avoid JPEGs unless
they're saved with minimum information loss. Avoid .BMPs like the plague;
stick with compressed TIFFs, if your software can handle it.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Karen Field [mailto:kfield -at- STELLCOM -dot- com]
> Hi, all.
> Does anyone have any techniques for taking shots of Web
> pages? Is there any
> way to get an entire scrollable page in one shot? What about
> Should I save the images as .bmps or jpegs?