RE: Why JPGs for screen captures?

Subject: RE: Why JPGs for screen captures?
From: "Sean Brierley" <sbri -at- haestad -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2003 11:11:59 -0500

Why JPEGs? There are two reasons: 1) Lack of understanding what LOSSY
compression is. 2) Despite LOSSY compression, it works.

For photos, JPEGs are fine, IMHO. For screen captures, they are not.
However, if somebody has JPEG screen captures, and they like them, then
why not? Maybe JPEGS that are never resaved and have the best quality do
work for some. PNG or BMP work just fine for me.



Sean Brierley
Software Documentation Specialist
Haestad Methods
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-----Original Message-----
From: Anameier, Christine A - Eagan, MN [mailto:CANAMEIE -at- email -dot- usps -dot- gov]

Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2003 11:01 AM
Subject: Why JPGs for screen captures?

Every so often, I see statements like this on the list:
". . . I get great results using Corel PhotoPaint (similar to PhotoShop)
to resample and resize screen caps, then export them to jpgs or gifs."

This is not a rhetorical question: I really want to know. *Why* do
people use JPGs for screen captures?


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