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RE: Graphics Help Needed

I use EPS all the time in Frame 7 and WWP 2003. They look good in print,
PDF, and HTML Help.

Here's what I do:

Capture the image.
Open the image in Photoshop (I have vers 6).
File > Save As.
In the Save As box, change file name to *.eps and select Photoshop EPS
(*.eps) in the Format dropdown. Click Save.
In the EPS options box, select Preview TIFF (8bits/pixel), Encoding
Binary, and select Image Interpolation.
In FrameMaker, create an anchored frame and Import File by Reference.
Using Graphics > Object Properties, size the image to fit the frame.

I don't resize or resample the image in Photoshop.

This works for me.
Hope this helps.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-framers@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-framers@xxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Mary Sutton
Sent: Monday, January 26, 2004 7:23 AM
To: Framers (framers@xxxxxxxxx); Frameusers (framers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx);
'WWP List'
Subject: Graphics Help Needed

Frame 7.1, Windows XP Pro, 384MB RAM, Pentium III processor (800-odd
mHz), WWP 2003 for Frame

Now that I've got all my text content converted from Word to Frame, I'm
working on the hard part - graphics.

My final output is both HTML Help (using WebWorks Publisher 2003) and
PDF, so I need the graphics to be reasonably crisp in both formats.
Using the table in _FrameMaker 7: The Complete Reference_ I chose GIF.
I followed the directions for inserting the graphic and chose the DPI I
wanted based on the desired size of my graphic.  It worked - but the
resolution was horrible. Tried at another DPI, same results.  So I
decided to resize the image in Photoshop, which I did, and imported
again using a DPI of 72, which is what the value was in Photoshop.
Still looked crappy.  And when I mean crappy, I mean *crappy* - the text
in the image was all blurred out and almost unreadable.

So, I decided to try EPS.  All I got was a big gray box and the message
that some graphic elements couldn't be displayed.  Not good at all.

What gives?  Seeing as I need good images for both online *and* PDF, is
there a preferred format?

- Mary
"Anytime you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship."
Harry S. Truman

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