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RE: Need clear screenshots

At 1/7/2004 10:52 AM, Steve Rickaby wrote:
>At 10:24 am -0800 7/1/04, Dov Isaacs wrote:
>>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.
>Who are you calling stupid? ;-) Don't forget I'm working cross-platform: I must take shots on PC, but all my working software is on Mac. The blasted PC doesn't even belong to me, which is why I am exceedingly loth to buy it any software. I am working with Illustrator and FrameMaker on Mac: I don't have Photoshop, and it would be horrendous overkill to buy such an expensive package for such a trivial operation as file format conversion.
>This 'highly inefficient' process takes me about 10 seconds per shot, including transferring between machines, setting colour depth and trimming the shot. I don't want to be told how to reduce that to 8 seconds, I just want to be told if there's anything wrong with it *technically* ;-)
>(Thanks to other for SnagIt suggestion)

Sorry, but I wasn't calling you or inferring that you were crazy.
Perhaps I wouldn't have been as judgmental about the workflow
if you added the step about having to go between two computers
on two different platforms.

Yes, technically there is a problem with it unless you are
exceptionally careful to output only the part of the Illustrator
document that has the image AND to match the output resolution exactly
with the resolution of the input document. Otherwise you may get
strange artifacts.

        - Dov

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