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Christine Anameier wrote:
<<...my #1 reason for fussing with screen captures is to crop them>>
If you have to work with screen captures created by someone else, then there
are numerous reasons to "fuss" with them, as Christine pointed out.
In addition, sometimes I have to make a cosmetic change to match the GUI if
I want the screenshot in the manual/help to match what will be in the final
build. (No time to grab another screen between the build and going to print
- help is compiled prior to final build.) For that, I love Photoshop.
On the other hand, a screen capture program eliminates the need for
"fussing" when capturing your own screens - SnagIt can capture parts of
screens, you can use the SnagIt studio to add call outs, etc. -- (I'm sure
other programs can do the same, SnagIt is simply the one I use).
The product I document has a toolbar and I frequently need shots of just one
button. With alt-prtscrn I'm stuck with the whole toolbar and have to use
another program to crop out the individual buttons. The screen capture
program allows me to capture each button individually.
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