User documentation - drawings or photographs?

Subject: User documentation - drawings or photographs?
From: SB <sylvia -dot- braunstein -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 02:25:43 +0200


Originally all the graphics in our user documentation (MS Word) were
done done in Corel Draw (vector).

We slowly introduced photographs for procedures (Photoshop is easier) but
the tendency is to slowly replace drawings with photographs. Some of these
drawings were originally created because the product did not exist yet but
most products were simply drawn with Corel Draw.

It was my impression that vector graphics for user documentation was "more
professional" even if we try to have nice photographs of the products.

So, what is the recommendation? Drawings or Photographs and why?



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