Re: Color screen captures

Subject: Re: Color screen captures
From: Marilynne Smith <mrsmith -at- CTS -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 14 May 1996 22:04:14 -0700

At 10:04 AM 5/8/96 -0400, Catherine McNair wrote:
>Thanks for all your suggestions so far for working with color screen
>captures that are to be printed in black and white. But just to address Sue
>Gallagher's question about this statemen of mine:
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I'm using FullShot to convert color graphics to black and white, but only
because I capture them on OS/2 using PMCamera. (Ain't diversity wonderful?)
FullShot will make black and white screen captures in a Windows environment.
So far, I decrease the file size to about 10% of the original by going to
black and white. These are bitmap files (.bmp).

Marilynne
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>>>3. I've been experimenting with 16-color BMP files so far, and it certainly
>>>makes the files more chunky than the monochrome BMPs did. Would you
>>>recommend a different file format? If so, which one?

>>I'm not sure what you mean by "chunky"... I use plain ol' Paintbrush
>>to touch up screengrabs. It's best for constraining to 16 color.
>>
>By "chunky" I meant that my file size has greatly increased with the
>addition of color graphics. Going from 2 colors to 16 means much bigger Word
>files. I was just wondering if any other graphics file format would produce
>good results without being quite so big.

>Several people have suggested GIF files for size. One suggested TIFF
>grayscale for best quality, given that we're printing on a high-resolution
>Lino. If anyone else has other ideas, I'm still open to suggestions.
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Greyscale looks nice, but it doesn't reduce the file size very much.

Marilynne
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>Not speaking for anyone but me,
>Catherine McNair
><cmcnair -at- spicer -dot- com>
>Technical Writer, Spicer Corporation, Kitchener, ON
>Employment Manager, STC Southwestern Ontario

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