Re: Improving .gif readibility in Framemaker .PDF File

Subject: Re: Improving .gif readibility in Framemaker .PDF File
From: "David Harrity" <dharrity -at- telocity -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2001 11:54:20 -0500


If printing the screen capture, try changing the dots per inch (dpi) size
rather than changing the size of the image. For example, if your screen
capture is 640 x 480 at 72 dpi, and you need it to fit on a letter sized
page, change the dpi to 100 or 150 instead of reducing the pixel size.

If you're not already using a third-party screen capture tool, then I
recommend TechSmith's Snag-It or Camtasia and/or Ulead's PhotoImpact. Free
downloads are available.

For Adobe Acrobat Distiller, verify that the output (aka, Job Options) is
Press Optimized or Print Optimized vice Screen Optimized.

Hope that helps,

David Harrity
Technical Writer editor - technical writing categories
ICQ: 1083749

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeff Carr" <Jeff -dot- Carr -at- Sameday -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Sent: Monday, April 02, 2001 5:00 PM
Subject: Improving .gif readibility in Framemaker .PDF File

> When I create a screen snap in Photoshop, save it as a .gif, then import
> into my Framemaker document and save it as a .pdf file, the screen snap is
> too blurry when viewed in Acrobat. Are there any settings that I can apply
> in Photoshop, Framemaker, or Acrobat Distiller to make my screen shots
> "crisp"?
> Jeff Carr
> Senior Technical Writer
> 626 435-8218
> ICQ: 92060869



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