Re: Screenshots Too Light

Subject: Re: Screenshots Too Light
From: Rick Stone <rstone75 -at- kc -dot- rr -dot- com>
To: Karen Field Carroll <kfcarroll -at- cox -dot- net>
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2009 16:56:50 -0500

Hi Karen

Perhaps you could make them stand out a bit by applying some shading to
them. In SnagIt, you just select the area you wish to shade and click
the Spotlight & Magnify option. (well, that's how you do it using
Version 8. I have 9 but don't use it because I hate the way it works -
but that's a story for a different post)

If you need to shade multiple areas, just press and hold the Shift key
as you click and select the next area.

I frequently do this to "gray out" or dim all but the area I'm calling
attention to. I normally dim about 30% using black. I suppose you might
experiment with using different colors or percentage values.

Cheers... Rick :)

Karen Field Carroll 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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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

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