Re: How Much Editing of Graphics Do You Do?

Subject: Re: How Much Editing of Graphics Do You Do?
From: "Dick Margulis " <margulis -at- mail -dot- fiam -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2002 14:26:48 -0500

Bruce Byfield asks:

Is editing of graphics part of
>your production routine, or do you just insert them and forget about them?


My answer is a Big Fat It Depends (just BFID in all future posts).

If I am dealing with a document that a total of twelve people will ever see and a total of zero will care about (such as an RFP response or a presentation for an internal committee), about all I do is crop and scale, typically in Word or PowerPoint. If it was captured by someone else, incompetently, and is therefore a fuzzy mess, I'll go back to the application and capture it myself.

If I am dealing with something that is going to be circulated more widely or that is in a category where a certain amount of finish is expected, I don't even accept screen caps from other people. I do them myself, using my consistent settings on my tuned system; I go through PhotoShop to crop, scale, and tweak; and I may then bring the images into either Adobe Illustrator or PageMaker to assemble them into frames, add callouts and insets, etc.


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