RE: Fuzzy images

Subject: RE: Fuzzy images
From: "Farwell, Peter" <peter -dot- farwell -at- encorp -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2001 15:18:56 -0600

Wow, lots of interesting opinions re: PDF's. I've never had any trouble
reading anything on a PDF. In the replies to Kulbir, I did not see the
response that I thought might address the issue. I have had problems
creating PDF's with clear images and these are the things I had to pay
attention to:

1) If you are using Distiller 3.0, upgrade. Period. I had no end of trouble
with that version. Maybe it was just me.
2) Turn off graphic compression in the distiller options.

This is what worked for me.

peter -dot- farwell -at- encorp -dot- com

> I'm having trouble with some screen shots appearing fuzzy in
> PDF. This is
> what I'm doing:
> 1. Using a screencapture utility to save a dialogue window as a gif.
> 2. Importing the gif into Framemaker (image placed in an
> anchored frame) -
> At this point the image appears sharp when viewed on screen
> and printed.
> 3. Using distiller to convert into PDF - here things go fuzzy..
> I've tried using different formats (JPegs, Bmps...) - no luck.
> Somebody suggested I need to use a vector graphics format using
> Ilustrator, exporting gfx to EPS and inserting by reference
> -- This all
> seems a bit much for a simple screen shot...but I'll have a
> go at
> the meantime are there any other solutions?
> many thanks
> Kulbir Natt
> Technical Author, LIS
> 01494 540214


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