RE: Cursors! Foiled again.

Subject: RE: Cursors! Foiled again.
From: Christine -dot- Anameier -at- seagate -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2001 11:13:05 -0600


Hi Sean.

You mentioned adding callouts in your DTP app. Makes sense. I'm working in
Word right now, though, and adding callouts there, while possible, is an
imprecise thing.

You said: "I reject all SME screen grabs and make my own." A good policy. I
almost always make my own, but a few times, I've gotten stuck with others'
screen grabs when I didn't have the right security permissions to get to a
particular screen (and it was quicker to have someone send me their bitmap
than to go through the red tape).

As for cropping in screen-capture software, I know the software can do it,
but that too is often imprecise. I can crop it quicker in Photoshop. I once
had someone trying to show me how to crop a screen capture to grab a
toolbar button--that particular capture application could only do
full-window or a selection rectangle, so she kept trying to select a
rectangle right around the button, invariably getting extra rows of pixels
in there. I found it much easier to grab the window, go into Paint (in my
pre-Photoshop days), zoom in, and crop the image.

Later I used screen capture software that could grab just a button or a
toolbar or what-have-you, but I still found it quicker to dump the whole
window into Photoshop and crop it than to memorize a half-dozen different
hotkeys for the capture program's various options.

It's all subjective. I would rather get my hands on the pixels than trust a
capture application to produce exactly the image I want.

YMMV...
Christine

(and while I can't speak for Seagate--all opinions expressed here are my
own, etc., etc.--I'm glad you like your Barracuda!)




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