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RE: Need clear screenshots

If Snag-It can save as TIFF, do that and avoid all the other
stupid steps!

Personally, I do ALT-PrintScreen, create a new document in Photoshop,
then CTRL-V to paste the screen copy into the new document. I then
save as TIFF as appropriate. For my professional and personal work,
I have not found that Snag-It or similar utilities provide any
extra value for me. Others may find it convenient, especially if
they don't have Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. BTW, I often convert
the screen shot from standard RGB to indexed-RGB in Photoshop before
saving as TIFF. This works OK for screen shots in which there are
a limited number of colors used, such as in a dialogue box or menu;
it does not work if you need a screen shot of an application with
a complex image in it (such as a screenshot from Photoshop showing
an open photographic image)!

        - Dov

At 1/7/2004 10:12 AM, Lindsay Burrell wrote:
>Dov, is the reason for putting the capture into Photoshop (rather than just
>saving as TIFF from Snag-It (or Hypersnap, which we use) something to do
>with the TIFF filter in Photoshop? Are there differences in TIFF filters?


>-----Original Message-----
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>[mailto:bounce-framers-139666@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Dov
>Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2004 10:05 AM
>To: Framers List
>Cc: framers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx; framers@xxxxxxxxx
>Subject: RE: Need clear screenshots
>At 1/7/2004 08:57 AM, Steve Rickaby wrote:
>>At 8:45 am -0800 7/1/04, Dov Isaacs wrote:
>>>No, They are already crudded up! It is the process of compressing
>>>them initially into JPEG that cruds them up. Putting them NOW into
>>>TIFF won't help.
>>As this issue, which is topical for me, has come up, how's this for a workflow?
>>Capture -> Paint -> BMP -> Illustrator -> high quality TIFF
>>Any problems with that for screenshots?
>Seems like way too many steps!
>First of all, you could use the BMP file as-is in FrameMaker,
>although the file itself is not compressed.
>Secondly, Illustrator is not really an image-handling program.
>Third, better solution is:
>where "Photoshop" could be Photoshop Elements!
>        - Dov

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