Screen captures (was: Monitor refresh rates)

Subject: Screen captures (was: Monitor refresh rates)
From: Alexander Von_obert <avobert -at- TWH -dot- MSN -dot- SUB -dot- ORG>
Date: Sun, 16 Jul 1995 16:18:00 LCL

Hello,


* Antwort auf eine Nachricht von "Cepek, Marta" an All am 14.07.95

"M> 1. Drop to a lower resolution, which usually means much
"M> faster
"M> refresh. (You'll also be able to read your fonts and
"M> recognize your
"M> icons.)

...when you do the screenshots.

"M> 2. Reduce the color depth (less data going to the screen,
"M> so
"M> potentially faster refresh rate).

Windows by itself only uses some 20 colors. Using programs like Paintshop pro
(CICA) you can reduce the color count to 16, even if you cannot reduce your
graphics card to 16 colors.

"M> The same
"M> .BMP captured in 256 colors uses up 100K, while the 16 color
"M> capture uses up
"M> only 50K (experience talking here).

Shurely: Either 4 bits/pixel or 8 bits/pixel. There is nothing between.


Greetings from Germany,
Alexander

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