Re: Tip for clean screenshot background

Subject: Re: Tip for clean screenshot background
From: dmbrown -at- brown-inc -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 21:07:25 -0700

Bill Swallow wrote:
> ...capture the
> windows seperately and build a layered look in whatever image
> manipulation program you're using.

>From the message, it sounded like specialized software was off the table, so I tried to limit solutions to the freebies: Paint and the PrintScreen key.

> ...only capture the
> active window, as the inactive one isn't demanding immediate attention
> and can be shown and documented when it is active during the procedure.

Sometimes it's valuable to show the relationship between windows. For example, say you were showing a first-time computer user what a tool tip (or What's This help) looks like--layering them, so that the tip pane was offset a little, would help make it clear that it isn't part of the underlying application window.



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