RE: Screenshots Too Light

Subject: RE: Screenshots Too Light
From: "Karen Field Carroll" <kfcarroll -at- cox -dot- net>
To: "'Paul Goble'" <pgcommunication -at- gmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2009 08:20:22 -0700

This is brilliant! I was just wondering how I was going to convert a bunch
o' screenshots I've already taken.

Everyone, here's what I found that seems to work. I capture the images in
SnagIt as .jpgs or .pngs. Then I make them grayscale. Then I apply the
histo-contrast function and play around with its settings. It works great.

(Btw, despite taking a graphics class when doing my Info Design cert, I'm a
graphics moron, so please don't ask me what histo-contrast is. But maybe
someone who knows might share their knowledge?)
Thanks, everyone!
K.

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Goble [mailto:pgcommunication -at- gmail -dot- com]
Sent: Sunday, August 23, 2009 10:35 AM
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Cc: Karen Field Carroll
Subject: Re: Screenshots Too Light

Two adjustments you can make are to decrease the gamma and to increase
the saturation. Both of these adjustments make colors darker and more
intense, and both are available under SnagIt's Effects>Color
Correction controls.

You probably want to process all of the screenshots in exactly the
same way. If you've already captured a bunch of screens without color
correction, use SnagIt's batch conversion feature (I'm not currently
using SnagIt, so I can't guarantee this will work). You could also
create an action in Photoshop or use the batch conversion feature in
Irfanview (which is free).

--
Paul Goble
Colorado Springs, Colorado
techwr-l: pgcommunication -at- gmail -dot- com
everything else: pg -at- pgcommunication -dot- com

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