RE: Screen Capture Software? with transparent background capability

Subject: RE: Screen Capture Software? with transparent background capability
From: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
To: "DonaLuisa" <donaluisa_nwr -at- comcast -dot- net>
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2010 16:12:35 -0400

DonnaLuisa,

Try asking your Snagit questions here:

http://forums.techsmith.com/


They really know what they're doing.

Craig

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> [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+ccardimon=m-s-g -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On
Behalf
> Of DonaLuisa
> Sent: Monday, April 19, 2010 3:59 PM
> To: TECHWR-L Writing
> Subject: Re: Screen Capture Software? with transparent background
> capability
>
> The serendipity of this list is amazing! Just last week I had our IT
> download the trail SnagIt so I could test how to capture an image of a
> FrameMaker page. I am trying to get an image of a page, and turn the
page
> background from white to transparent in the image. This is so I can
> overlay the image onto another FrameMaker document, or perhaps another
> image.
>
> We use frames and tables that connect across pages, so I couldn't
capture
> just the one page with the alt + print screen button. I want to
overlay
> the page onto another FrameMaker file page, so that I can visually
compare
> that the graphic images in each are aligned. Different text/languages
> appear on the documents, but the graphics must remain unaltered so
that
> our intelligent character recognition system can "read" the forms.
> Currently I have to print the pages and compare them on a light table
(or
> just hold the pages up to the window). I would love to compare
onscreen.
>
> Anyhow, I cannot get the captured image to become transparent. I
dumped
> the gif into PowerPoint, and used the Picture tools | format | adjust
|
> recolor | set transparent color tool, which did make the image
> transparent, but when I paste the gif (or saved as PNG format) into
> FrameMaker it is not transparent. PowerPoint also distorts the image's
> size so that it cannot be used for visual comparison.
>
> How can I get a transparent overlay that is 100% the correct size?
>
> -DLF
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Craig Cardimon" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
> To: "Keith Hansen" <KRH -at- weiland-wfg -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L Writing" <techwr-
> l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
> Sent: Monday, April 19, 2010 10:48:41 AM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
> Subject: RE: Screen Capture Software?
>
> I use Snagit both at work and at home. Snagit rocks. It's not
expensive
> and it's not difficult to learn.
>
>
> Craig Cardimon
> Technical Writer
> MSG
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: techwr-l-bounces+ccardimon=m-s-g -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> > [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+ccardimon=m-s-g -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On
> Behalf
> > Of Keith Hansen
> > Sent: Monday, April 19, 2010 11:12 AM
> > To: TECHWR-L Writing
> > Subject: RE: Screen Capture Software?
> >
> >
> > Heather wrote: << I need a good screen capture software for a Help
> Manual
> > I'm working on.>>
> >
> > My company used to use Full Shot, but we are looking to change. I
also
> > would be interested in hearing about the screen capture software
that
> > TECHWR members use...and what you like or dislike about it.
> >
> > For example, can anyone comment on Easy Capture?
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Keith
> > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> >
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