Re: ScreenShot Management

Subject: Re: ScreenShot Management
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2001 11:41:51 -0700

Cedric Simard wrote:

Does anybody know an efficient method for managing screenshots?

I organize by directories, each named for a window or function. For example, I might have a directory called Project/graphics/main-window or Project/graphics/search-tools. If a window or tab is reached through a window, then I make it a subdirectory: for example, Project/graphics/main-window/address-tab. If I'm using the same icons or buttons constantly, I may put them in their own directory, too. Whenever possible, I use long file names that are descriptive, connecting words by hyphens or underscores, since recently I've been working on Linux.

Using this system, I can usually tell fairly quickly if I've already taken a screen shot, then find it without much of a hunt. I gave up simply using a single directory, or directories named for chapters when I was working on a 3000+ page documentation set, and found myself constantly retaking or copying a screen shot - and then having to replace all the instances of it when the interface changed during development.

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