RE: Screen Capture Software

Subject: RE: Screen Capture Software
From: Kim Roper <kim -dot- roper -at- pixelink -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 17:25:52 -0400

Gregory Sweet wrote:
> I routinely use tiff for my screen caps (I use Quirk for DTP
> and it seems happiest with tiffs). As I layout my pages I
> check to see about what size my image should be (sometimes
> even using my old proportional scale), then set the document
> (output) size in Photoshop, being sure to uncheck the
> re-sample image option. And, Viola, perfectly legible screen
> caps at any size.
> I've got PDF proof of this technique if anyone is interested.

I've done a similar thing, but I've found that the tradeoff is in the file
size (and sometimes in the time spent). I've also found that the results
aren't always satisfactory.

If the GUI window is large, sometimes it's preferable to crop.

Cheers ... Kim
kim.roper at


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