AW: Flare questions

Subject: AW: Flare questions
From: "Christine Leisgen" <Christine -dot- Leisgen -at- gmgcolor -dot- com>
To: Jefe de redacciÃn <editorialstandards -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2010 11:14:49 +0200

The main advantages of Capture for me:

* Using variables (I use them to "fake" drop-down list items on screenshots for multiple targets; this was the main reason for me to switch to Capture) [only with Flare]
* Translation cycle, especially when using callouts (you can replace the localized screenshot with a single command, without altering the callouts or other stuff added to the screenshot)
* The ability to position both the Capture frame and the software screen in parallel until I have the perfect position of the screenshot (in Snagit, you cannot move the screen anymore after you started the capturing)
* Single-sourcing print and online outputs with different resolutions (before switching I kept separate print and online files) [only with Flare]
* The screenshots / callouts are kept in an editable format and Flare automatically generates the desired output format at build time (I don't need to keep a separate source document in an editable format anymore. This is especially good when updating screenshots.)

(btw, I am now using PNGs => smaller file size and better quality as for example, GIFs)


> -----UrsprÃngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Jefe de redacciÃn [mailto:editorialstandards -at- gmail -dot- com]
> Gesendet: Donnerstag, 12. August 2010 20:21
> An: Christine Leisgen
> Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Betreff: Re: Flare questions
> Christine Leisgen <Christine -dot- Leisgen -at- gmgcolor -dot- com> wrote:
> [...]
> > I recommend to buy Capture and Analyzer as well. The possibilities to
> translate screenshot captions and to use variables on screenshots are
> excellent. (I started with Snagit, but switched to Capture recently.)
> I use Flare (only for WebHelp). Don't have Analyzer or Capture. 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.
> To your mind, what are the primary selling points favoring Capture over
> SnagIt?
> Anyone else who has used both in the trenches, please respond as well.
> Thank you,
> </kevin>
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