RE: Screenshots Too Light

Subject: RE: Screenshots Too Light
From: "Karen Field Carroll" <kfcarroll -at- cox -dot- net>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2009 14:27:41 -0700

On-screen images have light features. In the printed guides, the whole
page/image is very pale, although when the users open them in PDF (aka: on
screen) I think they're fine.

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Robert Lauriston
Sent: Friday, August 21, 2009 2:03 PM
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Subject: Re: Screenshots Too Light

I'm not sure what you're describing here. Is the captured image in
SnagIt not pixel for pixel identical to the original you see on the
screen?

When you say, "in the guides," are you talking about something printed?

On Fri, Aug 21, 2009 at 2:01 PM, Karen Field Carroll<kfcarroll -at- cox -dot- net>
wrote:
> I'm using SnagIt for screenshots, which I love, but the Web sites I
document
> use light-colored objects, such as baby-blue buttons, and my graphics
always
> appear way too light in the guides. I've tried experimenting with SnagIt's
> contrast features, but I don't think I'm doing it right. Does anyone have
> any ideas on how to darken page objects without darkening the whole image?
> Thanks.
> Karen
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Follow-Ups:

References:
Re: Examples of Great Software/Web-based User Guides: From: Erik Hare
Re: Examples of Great Software/Web-based User Guides: From: Laura Lemay
RE: Examples of Great Software/Web-based User Guides: From: Boudreaux, Madelyn (GE Healthcare, consultant)
Screenshots Too Light: From: Karen Field Carroll
Re: Screenshots Too Light: From: Robert Lauriston

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