Re: Flare questions

Subject: Re: Flare questions
From: Jefe de redacciÃn <editorialstandards -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Tim Murray <tlmurray -at- techknowledgecorp -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2010 15:34:02 -0400

On Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 3:15 PM, Tim Murray
<tlmurray -at- techknowledgecorp -dot- com> wrote:
>> Do have a pre-historic copy of SnagIt that gets a lot of use for
>> screen-caps output as PNG and JPG. No other uses currently, but I
>> really should come out of the Dark Ages.
> You should avoid JPEGs for screen shots. The algorithm is designed for photographs. It doesn't know what to do with Âhigh contrast such as a straight vertical black line against white, so it may introduce artifacts -- little splotches of color -- along the edge. I can spot a JPEG screen shot a mile away.

I have some reviewers who prefer them, and who insist on
sending anything that they do or review as JPG.
My documents (mostly webhelp, some PDF) get png illustrations, only.

I use SnagIt to grab illustrations from Visio, rather than let Visio
inflict its version of PNG and JPG export.

I'm still waiting for some persuasive reasons to switch to "Capture".

Flare is company property (ditto Visio, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign...),
but elderly SnagIt is personal property. I would need some potent
ammunition to get company bucks for Capture. And do I need Analyzer? Wuffo?


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