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Subject:RE: screenshots of Web pages From:"Kari Sable Burns" <karinet -at- worldnet -dot- att -dot- net> To:"Melanie Shook" <mshook -at- com2001 -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Thu, 13 Jan 2000 22:50:54 -0800
It just allows for a better quality shot with all the options necessary to
do any manipulations. We use the process for online manuals and make the
adjustments with the Adobe tools.
:From: Melanie Shook [mailto:mshook -at- com2001 -dot- com]
:Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2000 7:25 AM
:To: 'Kari Sable Burns'; TECHWR-L
:Subject: RE: screenshots of Web pages
:SnagIt allows you to save the output as bmp, tif, gif, or what have you. I
:don't see the necessity for using Illustrator and ImageReady - I
:scrolling web pages as gifs, all in one step.
:From: Kari Sable Burns [mailto:karinet -at- worldnet -dot- att -dot- net]
:Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2000 9:12 PM
:Subject: RE: screenshots of Web pages
::is a utility out there that can grab whole Web pages, but for the
::life of me
::I can't remember its name.
:The best way I know of to achieve quality screenshots from the Web
:is to use
:SnagIt, it will capture the page, region, or area with a few a quick
:keystrokes, you can set it show the cursor or not. It will produce
:as a *.bmp though. So the following steps are important. They require
:SnagIt, Adobe Illustrator and ImageReady.
:Open SnagIt and Adobe Illustrator
:1) Snag the print and hit enter
:2) Start a new page in Illustrator, use the paste command in
:3)Export it from Adobe as a Photoshop File *.psd at 72 dpi
:4) Open Image Ready, Open the *.psd file, clean up the image, create
:transparencies, etc, optimize and save it "optimized as" which will save it
:as a *.gif.
:Even though it takes an artillery of pricey Adobe software and several
:steps, it's very quick and easy. It does produce excellent quality
:screenshots that load rapidly.
:Kari Sable Burns, Knowledge Engineer
::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.
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