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Resizing bitmaps is tough. I, too, use SnagIT32 (http://www.techsmith.com),
which is an excellent tool. I don't resize, meaning I don't specify a
specific pixel height and width, at the time of capture. However, I do
resample the resolution and resample color, too. I recommend SnagIT32 as the
easiest and best way to adjust your screen captures!
Resizing and resampling screen captures is tough. First, what's your desired
output: screen only (HTML, PDF) or offset press? What's your screen
resolution (72dpi, 96dpi, more)? What size windows did the programmers make
for you? And, finally, what size Real Estate do you have to play with, a
4-in. text column, a 400pixel-wide web space?
The problem with resampling bitmaps is that any time you change the size you
add or subtract pixels. Thus, at some level, the software you use has to
figure out what happens not only with the new or deleted pixels, but what
happens to adjacent pixels. Thus, resampling and resizing often results in
blurry images or jaggies. And, it's not as easy as creating the screen grab
at the highest resolution you'll need, because you are limited by the source
resolution: the video card settings.
I recommend you get SnagIT32 and play a little to find your particular
sean -at- quodata -dot- com
From: John Posada [SMTP:jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com]
> How can I resize screen captures without losing clarity? If
> can just point me in the right direction I would be most grateful.
My best experience has been to have it resized during capture.
allows you to set a resize value and when it get's captured, it's
captured at that size.
I resize all my screen captures to a maximum of 500 pix for my
online. However, when I do that, I loose some sharpness. Therefore,
IC allows me to apply a number of effects...one of thjem is sharpen,
which brings back the sharpness.