Re: difficult screenshot questions

Subject: Re: difficult screenshot questions
From: "Nancy Mignone" <n_mignone -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2001 08:37:23 -0700

Thanks to everyone here and on Framers. We have received a lot of replies, both now and when I brought up this issue before. We thank you for your time and for generously sharing your expertise with us. I have two final queries:

1. I received this message and others with the same tone, asking me to explain just what I am trying to accomplish:

If the question under all this

is really "how do I get the image to be 5.25" wide without the
blurriness that results from resizing it?"... all I can say is, I've
never found a way to resize screenshots significantly without losing

I want to take the screenshot in our only tool, SnagIt, and have it display at
3.5" W
5.25" W
6.25" W

WITHOUT changing the dpi in Frame when I import it, because I understand that I should not change the resolution of a screenshot after I capture it.

2nd question:
I have one last question. SnagIt has an Image Resolution option. It explains:

Image Resolution may be used to conrol how other applications (e.g. Publishing programs like Microsoft Word) display and print SnagIt images.
Note: This does not affect how SnagIt displays and prints Images

You can set a resolution there. I set it at 96 dpi. I don't know if I should have done this or not, so I certainly don't know whether or not to recommend that others here do that (we do have a graphics artist, but he works exclusively with Marketing).
The problem is thaat when I take a screenshot at a smaller screen resolution, with the capture proportionately smaller, it displays at the same size as it does when I take it at 1074x768.
In summary, I take it at 96dpi and import it at 96 dpi. Should I set SnagIt to 96dpi?

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