Re: Screen capture and simple graphic editing tool. And finding our which tool was used to create a graphic

Subject: Re: Screen capture and simple graphic editing tool. And finding our which tool was used to create a graphic
From: Mike Starr <mike -at- writestarr -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2018 01:58:52 -0500

I've had assignments where those sorts of things were all done with existing applications... {PrtScreen} to capture, Windows Paint to modify, and Microsoft Powerpoint to make diagrams.

For myself, I generally use {Alt}+{PrtScreen} to capture the active window, Jasc Paint Shop Pro 9 (probably about 15 years old) for editing screen captures and other graphics, callouts and the like with Word tools, and Visio for diagrams. I sometimes use an old version of Adobe Illustrator for vector graphics.

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Mike
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On 4/18/2018 12:55 AM, Caroline Tabach wrote:

Hi,

I have started in a new position.

There is a set of user guides which have diagrams and screen captures in,
but no one seems to know which tool was used to create and edit them.

The environment is Windows, the docs are currently in Word.

I asked IT what licenses they had, and he does not know.

My questions are:
1. Is there anyway to find out what a graphic was made in?

2. In the past I used an old version of snagit for screen captures,
callouts, and simple graphic edting, what free or inexpensive tool can you
recommend for this purpose? (Is PAINT.NET) any good)

3. Creating simple diagrams - what would you recommend?


Thanks
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