Re: Frame and SnagIt

Subject: Re: Frame and SnagIt
From: obair <obair81 -at- comcast -dot- net>
To: "Joe Malin" <jmalin -at- tuvox -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 18:39:30 -0700

The snagit video is of me going through a software wizard.

I am saving it from snagit and bringing it in to frame as a tif.

It comes out of snagit at only 60 dpi, natch. Maybe that's the cause.

In photoshop, I resize it using the Image option in a menu whose name I forget. You can re-size by percent or pixels or inches. It worked fine for larger, high-quality images (photographs).

The blurriness in frame is visible at 100%. It shows in print, too.

I have not had trouble with stills from a snagit video before, but that was maybe because I re-sized the stills in frame, instead of before putting them in frame.

I am now sizing things right before I put them in frame, as it makes everything easier.

Maybe I just need to revert to taking screen shots one at a time in snagit, as I can control the dpi that way, and I have no blurriness later when I re-size in photoshop.


On 23 Bealtaine 2006, at 5:27 pm, Joe Malin wrote:

I'm not sure what you're doing, so it's hard to answer.

The SnagIt video is 17 x 12"? What is it of?

So, you take a image out of it using SnagIt, then insert in Frame at
full size. This suggests you're inserting it in FM at 17"x12" and then
resizing it with the graphic handles or Object Properties. What format
are you bringing it in as? Is it by reference?

In Photoshop, you resize it to 6" by what? How are you resizing it?

Blurry results in an image come from many things. A screen shot saved as
.JPG may have color problems. Too much of a resize may throw away too
much data or extrapolate too much. You get the best results by taking
the screen shot at close to the same size that you'll use in print, and
using .GIF or .TIFF format.

Also note that in FM, if you have the document zoomed in, you'll see
blurriness and aliasing. Before you despair, set the zoom level to 100%
and look at the image.

Joe Malin
Technical Writer
jmalin -at- tuvox -dot- com
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Subject: Frame and SnagIt

Advance apologies if this too far into the graphics realm, but it does
involve getting screen shots to look right in Frame.

Why is it that an image saved from a SnagIt video (17" wide x 12" tall)
looks fine in Frame if inserted at full size and then manually
downsized, but...if the image is first made the right size in Photoshop
(6" wide for my doc) and then inserted into frame, it is blurry?




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