SnipIT function in Windows Vista

Subject: SnipIT function in Windows Vista
From: "Van Boening, Tammy" <Tammy -dot- VanBoening -at- chartercom -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2008 09:43:52 -0500

Using Windows Vista and Office 2007. On this system, I currently do not
have SnagIT (but it is coming soon!). In Windows Vista, there is a new
function called SnipIT which I must use instead, which is a very poor
relative to some of SnagIT's most basic functions. I do have the option
of determining the format of the capture. I am using PNGs. Right now, if
I have to make any modifications to the capture, I must send this
capture to my other system (Windows 2003, XP3), that has good
old-fashioned PAINT on it - Paint actually gives more editing options
than this supposedly new and improved function of SnipIT. Here's the rub
- if I use the Send function that is available within SnipIT, (and
hence, Outlook is automatically used as the mail client) the capture,
EVEN THOUGH it's a PNG, gets attached as a JPEG. If I use my web
interface for my email on my Windows Vista system, and physically go out
and select the file to attach, then it gets attached as the .PNG that I
want. Doesn't seem like such a big deal, but I have LOTS and LOTS of
screen captures that I must do this for and this this flippin' web
client, times out after 5 minutes (I can't change this setting ) and I
am constantly having to reboot and log in again before I can attach and
send and this is causing me to waste lots of time and sanity.

I have tried 'til I am blue in the face to figure out why SnipIT insists
on changing the format of the capture when using its send function and
if there's anywhere that I can change this value, but for the life of
me, I can't find a setting for this.

Is anyone else using SnipIT and run into this obscure/bizarre issue and
can provide some insight?



Tammy Van Boening

Curriculum Developer

Charter University

Charter Communications, Inc.

6399 S Fiddler's Green Circle

Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Office: 303.323.6007

Cell: 303-909-5752

tammy -dot- vanboening -at- chartercom -dot- com


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