RE: Converting screen captures for PDF format

Subject: RE: Converting screen captures for PDF format
From: Emru Townsend <etownsen -at- Softimage -dot- com>
To: "'techwrl'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 9 Dec 1999 11:10:39 -0500

The trouble is that screen captures generally don't have enough pixels to go
around. Reducing them beyond a certain point (I think the lowest I got away
with was 70%, for print) guarantees that they'll be blurry. That's why
large screen grabs can be such a PITA, no matter what you do.

The best you can get is something that's blurry at 100% magnification, but
clear when you zoom in.

Emru Townsend | etownsen -at- softimage -dot- com
Softimage, Inc.
Personal Web site: http://purpleplanetmedia.com
Recent musings: http://purpleplanetmedia.com/eye/film/toystory2.html


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Burrows, Pat [mailto:pburrows -at- gnlp -dot- com]
>
> I need to convert a large screen capture into a format that I
> can place in
> PageMaker, shrink down to about 65% and then export to PDF.
> I normally do
> captures in Paint Shop Pro and save as a wmf and place into my Page
> document. These seem to export nicely into PDF format. The
> problem that has
> arisen is that I need to place numbers onto the capture so
> that I can label
> the parts of the screen. I have tried saving the capture as
> an eps and
> opening in Illustrator to edit and have also tried placing
> the wmf into
> Illustrator than editing. Either way, once I export to PDF
> the capture turns
> very blurry. Any suggestions? Thanks for your help.....




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