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> there are no good answers, but there are a couple of make-dos that will
> work. Paint Shop Pro is one, Smooth Scaling (by WexTech) is the other. You
> have to futz with both of them, but PSP in combination with ShegRez seems to
> work acceptably - at least for our use.
> K Watkins asks:
> Does anyone know of a way to scale down screen shots for Windows Help files,
> and still keep them legible?
Check out a product called Picture Publisher for cleaning up the
scaled-down screen capture. It includes a set of filters that allow the
image to be cleaned up. It also has tools to manipulate the image. Note
that this is a product for editing photographic images so it has a lot of
sophisticated editing capabilities.
One the other hand, Corel Photo Paint is my tool of choice for cleaning
up screen captures. It has a filter to convert a color screen capture to
a grey-scale image that prints much better. It also has scaling
capabilities. I also find it a handy tool for doing touch-ups to the image.
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