Fuzzy screen captures in Adobe PDFs

Subject: Fuzzy screen captures in Adobe PDFs
From: "Tim Lewis" <Writer -dot- lewis -at- worldnet -dot- att -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 20:05:23 -0500

We have been having a problem when viewing and printing out PDF versions of
our manuals that contain screen captures.
When taking bitmap screen captures using FullShot, it appears that large
screen captures (or even portions of a full-screen) become "fuzzy" or blurry
in appearance when viewed with Acrobat reader if the captures are reduced
to below 60% of their original size. If the capture is kept at a larger
size, it looks fine, but if it is a full-screen capture, it is too large to
print so we scale them down.

The reduced capture prints fine in Adobe Illustrator and in Framemaker. But
when a PDF of the document is made, these large, reduced captures look poor.
Only Acrobat 3.01 has been used. Is it possible that Acrobat 4 will solve
this problem?

Tim Lewis
Writer/Producer
Video, Multimedia, Technical & Web
mailto:writer -dot- lewis -at- worldnet -dot- att -dot- net






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