Re: Recommendations on Drawing Programs?

Subject: Re: Recommendations on Drawing Programs?
From: kafkascampi <kafkascampi -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Jim <jameswitkin -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2016 15:50:12 -0700

Jim asked:
"Any suggestions on a good, simple drawing program that would work?"


For a really simple program, you could use SnagIt Editor. They have a
fully featured trial at http://discover.techsmith.com/try-snagit/

When I do these, I usually use PhotoShop, just because I can have the
callouts on layers and turn them on and off as needed--especially
helpful if you foresee reusing the shot itself... and I just copy my
callout layers so the callouts themselves appear consistent across
images.

Chris

On Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 1:29 PM, Jim <jameswitkin -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> Hello, I'm writing a user guide for a software program. Most of the
> graphics are screen captures of the software interface. I need to add
> simple graphics to the screen captures like numbers and arrows. The numbers
> will correspond to the number of the step in the instructions. The arrows
> will point to button or other drop down list referenced in the instruction.
> I'm using Microsoft Word (ugh) to create the document. I know Word has some
> basic graphics capabilities but I want each image to be a single jpeg which
> includes the screen capture, numbers and arrows. This way I know the screen
> image, numbers, arrows will always stay together in case the pagination
> changes and I can copy these images to use in other docs and presentations.
> Any suggestions on a good, simple drawing program that would work?
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