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Re: FW: Acrobat and Screen Captures

There is a known problem in Acrobat 3.0x Reader and Exchange
in terms of viewing images, but not printing them. This will be
fixed in the next major rev of the product.

Simply stated, unless you display at the same or close to the
same resolution as the data in the image, the image does not
look particularly good. There is a problem in downsampling.
Thus, if you distill and downsample to 72dpi, you will get better
looking screen display of images, but the printing sucks. If
you don't downsample (and assuming you had decent resolution to
start with), the display sucks and printing is fine.

Sorry, but for the time being, your choice is a headache or an
upset stomach. PDF files that are prepared with the current software
(Distiller 3.02) will both print and display fine with the next 
version of Acrobat if you don't downsample now.

	- Dov

At 11/19/98 02:49 PM , Mike Christie wrote:
>I posted this yesterday to Framers, but didn't get any useful insight. I
>thought someone on Free Framers might have some suggestions.
>Apologies to those of you who are on both lists.
>P.S. Someone suggested that perhaps the problem was in viewing with Acrobat
>Reader 3.01. I downloaded 3.02. No difference.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> I know we've been over this time and again, but I thought this perspective
>> might provide me with some clarity.
>> Like others, I've been trying to improve the quality of my screen captures
>> when converting from Frame to Acrobat. I've tried some of the techniques
>> suggested on this list, but to no avail. Then I thought, hey, I'll just
>> download the Adobe PostScript printer
>> driver 5.0.1 and see what that does. In the course of doing so, I also
>> downloaded the PDF document "Installing and Using the AdobePS
>> Printer Driver" (installanduseps.pdf). In going through that document, I
>> noticed that:
>> 1) The graphics on the title page look great and
>> 2) Their screen captures are no better than mine
>> That being the case, I have to ask:
>> 1) What's the difference between the title page graphics and the screen
>> captures and
>> 2) If Adobe can't put clear screen captures in a PDF document is there any
>> help for the rest of us?
>> Mike

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