RE: Why JPGs for screen captures? test results

Subject: RE: Why JPGs for screen captures? test results
From: DGoldstein -at- DeusTech -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 08:28:29 -0700


Two questions for Sean re the following snips from his separate posts:

> What you should do is print PDF from Visio using the Distiller printer
> (you need Acrobat for this) and then Save the PDF as EPS. Otherwise,
> maybe EMF will do in a pinch (Visio really needs some work in the
> EPS-creation dept.)

1. Why only "in a pinch"? What's the disadvantage in working with EMFs for
vector images?

> Non-lossy compression is used in things like PNG, where the compression
> algorithm does not discard data from the file.

2. Is there *any* disadvantage in using PNGs for raster images?

TIA,

Dan Goldstein


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