Clara Hall wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> We have recently adopted a procedure to yield the highest quality images
> which includes the following steps:
> 1.    Alt-PrintScrn the image into Photoshop
> 2.    Save the image as a "Photoshop EPS".  Make sure "Image
> Interpolation" is set.
> This sets a image dictionary key that Adobe PostScript Level 2, Adobe
> PostScript 3, Acrobat, and Acrobat Reader use to do very high 
> quality image interpolation and/or downsampling appropriate to the
> device's actual resolution and technology at the time the image is
> viewed or printed. (Distiller passes this key along from PostScript or
> EPS in a PostScript stream into the equivalent PDF image key!)
> 3.    Import the resultant EPS file into FM.
> This procedure is a bit time consuming and I was wondering if anyone has
> another way, or knows of a script which might be able to do a comparable
> task. 

The procedure you describe is advocated by Dov Isaacs of Adobe, and his 
instructions also include selecting Binary encoding and TIFF 8-bit 
preview. I don't know if the current version of Snag-It, suggested by 
Art, includes those options.  In my somewhat geriatric version of 
Snag-It, the only setting for EPS is colour-depth.

But I'm not sure there's a great deal of benefit if you're starting out 
with screenshots, which are low-res to begin with. Photos and other 
types of graphics may benefit more from the treatment you describe.

(If you're monitoring this thread, Dov, can you comment?)

As far as scripting your current process goes, you can automate at least 
part of it by using the built-in macro-recording feature in Photoshop 
(Window > Actions) to open a new RGB window, paste, flatten, save as in 
folder... etc.


Stuart Rogers
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Phoenix Geophysics Limited
Toronto, ON, Canada
+1 (416) 491-7340 x 325

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