Re: Recommendations on Drawing Programs?

Subject: Re: Recommendations on Drawing Programs?
From: Jim <jameswitkin -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Aleg Kavalenka <aleg -dot- kavalenka -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:54:35 -0700

Thanks, everyone. I'll give SnagIt a try. I also discovered Screenpresso
who offer a free version that seems to do everything I need

http://www.screenpresso.com/

On Wed, Sep 14, 2016 at 1:12 PM, Aleg Kavalenka <aleg -dot- kavalenka -at- gmail -dot- com>
wrote:

> In SnagIt Editor, you can use the native format .snag to save images for
> later reuse. It allows removing or modifying whatever you have added to the
> original image - very similar to layers in Photoshop.
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> > On 13.9.2016, at 01.50, kafkascampi <kafkascampi -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> >
> > 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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Recommendations on Drawing Programs?: From: Jim
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