Re: At what resolution should I capture?

Subject: Re: At what resolution should I capture?
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: techwr-l digest recipients <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2000 08:24:05 -0700

At 01:19 PM 6/13/00 -0700, Lisa Wright wrote:
>And another question. If I'm outputting to a 1200 dpi printer, does the
>resolution of my screen captures matter as much? The only effect I can see
>of saving a bitmap at a higher resolution is that the print jobs take
>longer, until eventually the printer pukes and won't print the graphic at
>all if it's a 1200 pixels/inch bitmap.

An aside: if a few bitmaps choke your printer at 1200 dpi, it
needs more memory. Many printers come with only 2 megs of RAM,
which is inadequate for 1200 dpi printing. Get another 16 megs,
and the printer will be much more usable.

Bruce Byfield, Outlaw Communications
Contributing Editor, Maximum Linux
bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com | Tel: 604.421.7189

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And if they say nothing, they will not be on file,
And if they see nothing, no one shall see them,
No one will take down their name."
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