Screen Capture without rasters?

Subject: Screen Capture without rasters?
From: Simon North <snorth -at- TEDOPRES -dot- NL>
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 1996 12:15:08 GMT

We are documenting an MS-Windows software package that has used some
very (from our point of view) unfortunate screen colours. When I capture
the screens (Windows 3.1 _not_ 95) for inclusion in MS-WfW (i.e. BMP, PCX
or TIF), I get the most awful grid/rastering effect. Other than manually
retouching every screen by hand, can anyone suggest a fitering/masking
effect or software package that could be used to convert these colours
to a usable grey scale? (the worst colour is a sort of disgusting purple
that in grey or 16 colour dither looks like a nutmeg grater ... if ever
there was a reason for having a documentation specialist involved in the
interface development then this is IT ... how many GUI developers ever
consider what the interface is going to look like on PAPER????).


Simon North.

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