Re: FM8 screenshot compression problem

Subject: Re: FM8 screenshot compression problem
From: "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Rédactrice Technique" <redaqtechnique -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2007 07:34:45 -0500

Do they look bad in FrameMaker or in your final output? FrameMaker
will just show thumbnails, or low resolution images while you're
working. Resizing your images using PhotoShop will only garantee you
one thing - that your images will never be as crisp or clean as they
were when you shot them. All physical resizing of screenshots causes
image distortion.

On Nov 15, 2007 10:39 AM, Rédactrice Technique <redaqtechnique -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> 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
> resizing/compression?

Bill Swallow
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