FM8 screenshot compression problem

Subject: FM8 screenshot compression problem
From: "Rédactrice Technique" <redaqtechnique -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2007 16:39:12 +0100

Hi gang,

I've had a look through the archives, but not found anything relevant, but
please accept my apologies in advance if this has been done to death.

I'm copying screenshots into FM8 using File-Import. The FM
re-sizing/compression thingy is making the quality of the images very poor.
This happens whether I import the graphic in TIFF, JPEG or even BMP format.
If I then select the image, and change its properties so that the scaling is
at 100%, the image is much larger than the original and the quality is still
pretty horrible.

However, when I resize the images in PhotoShop and then do a copy/paste into
my FM doc, the quality is perfect.

Besides it not being "best practice" is there any reason I shouldn't
continue doing this?

And is there any way of forcing FM to import images without

Thanks a lot,


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