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Subject:RE: Video vs The Written Word From:"Al Geist" <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com> To:"'Rick Stone'" <rstone75 -at- kc -dot- rr -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Tue, 20 Feb 2007 14:35:38 -0500
Rick Stone wrote:
"Just playing Devil's Advocate here, but let's just say that you are
attempting to coax the user into turning a knob that is located among a very
complex maze of other similar objects. And further, assume that nothing
currently exists in the form of photographic help. If I were the person
needing assistance with locating said knob, I would cheerfully and
gratefully appreciate ANY form of photo that simply showed me where the darn
thing was, using a callout, as opposed to reading three paragraphs of text
that explain where it may be located."
Photoshop and Illustrator (or CorelDraw and Photopaint) are excellent tools
for taking a marginal photograph and making it extremely useful, including
removing extraneous garbage and adding callouts. If you save the photos as
TIFFs or PSDs for archival purposes and also as a JPG, you can use the JPG
easily in any video. I use them all the time in videos and they look great.
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