Re: [How Much Editing of Graphics Do You Do?]

Subject: Re: [How Much Editing of Graphics Do You Do?]
From: Hannah <to -dot- hannah -at- usa -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 06 Mar 2002 16:25:06 -0500

Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com> wrote:
> Without mentioning my own attitudes for now, I was wondering: how much
> do other people on the list edit graphics? Do you crop them? Clean up
> moires? Remove writing in the background that's incomplete? Touch up
> photos? Adjust contrast and brightness? Change their sizes to emphasize
> their importance or improve page breaks? Is editing of graphics part of
> your production routine, or do you just insert them and forget about them?

Too much. :-) I edit them quite a bit when I first start using a particular
graphic or screen shot. I crop them, clean them up, adjust color, remove
writing, add writing, re-size, and even create from scratch when necessary. On
the other hand, I am amassing a library that is reducing the amount of
adjustments needed. Usually I get them to a set standard and don't edit after
that. I then re-use whenever possible. Those I end up inserting and forgetting
about them.

It's all just another part of my production routine and something I take into
consideration when estimating my time requirements.

hannah Bissell
to -dot- hannah -at- usa -dot- net

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