Re: Graphic Images Appear Distorted in Help Files

Subject: Re: Graphic Images Appear Distorted in Help Files
From: "Parks, Beverly" <ParksB -at- EMH1 -dot- HQISEC -dot- ARMY -dot- MIL>
Date: Thu, 7 May 1998 14:18:32 -0700

Sella's post reminded me of another possibility. I remember reading this
explanation somewhere, possibly on this list a few years ago. If it's
primarily the text in the screen shot that is distorted when you reduce
the size, it may be because the letters are formed by only a few dots.
When you reduce the image size, dots are lost from the image.
Unfortunately for screen text, the letters have so few dots to begin
with that removing just a couple can render the text completely
illegible.

Beverly Parks
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sella Rush [SMTP:SellaR -at- APPTECHSYS -dot- COM]
<snip>
> Another problem may involve the number of colors in your graphic.
> Seems
> like I saw a thread on this in the Robohelp listserve (check the
> archives at http://www.documentation.com). If I remember right, 256
> colors can result in fuzzy graphics or other visual problems in help
> files. You probably don't want to use more than 256 for compatibility
> reasons, so try using 16 colors. You should still be able to display
> decent screen shots.
>
>




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