Re: Recommendations on Drawing Programs?

Subject: Re: Recommendations on Drawing Programs?
From: yehoshua paul <ysp10182 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Syed Zaeem Hosain <Syed -dot- Hosain -at- aeris -dot- net>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:41:52 +0300

1. Paint.net
2. Power Point. Once you're done adding the numbers and arrows, group the
images, and then right-click and select Save as Picture.

On Wed, Sep 14, 2016 at 8:04 AM, Syed Zaeem Hosain <Syed -dot- Hosain -at- aeris -dot- net>
wrote:

> One comment I might add: no matter what program you do end up using,
> please avoid using JPEG format for screen captures ... unless it includes a
> lot of pictures (and even then, consider otherwise).
>
> Because solid colors get smeared at the interfaces where color changes a
> lot (like in screen captures!). This is not very perceptible in
> pictures/images, but a disaster otherwise, and then simple graphics
> additions - your "numbers and arrows" - will not look good either!
>
> Please try PNG format instead for a much better output in this scenario -
> I always use it for screen captures from Snag-It with excellent results.
>
> Z
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> Subject: Re: Recommendations on Drawing Programs?
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> I will add my recommendation for Snag-it Editor, as well. It is
> inexpensive, fairly simple to use, and effective. Oh, and cost effective.
>
> > On Sep 12, 2016, at 15:29, 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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References:
Recommendations on Drawing Programs?: From: Jim
Re: Recommendations on Drawing Programs?: From: Scott Turner
RE: Recommendations on Drawing Programs?: From: Syed Zaeem Hosain

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