Re: Screen capture for online viewing

Subject: Re: Screen capture for online viewing
From: Sarah Stegall <stegall -at- TERAYON -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 1999 11:35:03 -0800

A screen capture is a snapshot of your monitor's
display screen, so it's a bitmap. There's not
much you're going to be able to do with a bitmap;
if you shrink it too small or blow it up too much
it will pixellate so badly you can't read it. I
suggest cranking your monitor resolution as high
as it will go, making your resulting
dialog/display screens smaller, with finer
resolution. Screen shots of these screens will
start out smaller.

Larry Hoffenberg wrote:
>
> Greetings All,
>
> For a variety of reasons (with which I generally concur), my client wants to
> include screen captures in the training materials we are going to publish on
> our intranet. The problem is that most of our application's dialog boxes are
> near full-screen in size, so we want to resample them down to as small as
> possible while maintaining legibility. We can't seem to get below about an
> 85% reduction before loosing all detail. We've got the full Corel 8 graphics
> tool set, plus we can acquire other tools if necessary.
>
> Can any offer tips or tricks as to how to capture, manipulate and reduce
> screen captures as small as possible for viewing online? Can anyone
> successfully reduce captures much below 85%?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Larry
> Larry Hoffenberg
> Technical Writing Consultant
>
> TechWriter -at- att -dot- net
>
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