In my email below, it states that I am saving the screen captures as a .png.
When I create the PDF, I am manually distilling the file - I don't do a "Save as PDF. I use the Adobe printer to print to a postscript file, and then distill the postscript file to a PDF. I don't change anything any of the settings in Distiller - I use the standard settings option and don't change anything. The comment that I have from the client is what I have - nothing specific about fuzziness, or anything else. Thanks, TVB Tammy Van Boening Owner/Principal Spectrum Writing, LLC www.spectrumwritingllc.com -----Original Message----- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Art Campbell Sent: Monday, May 18, 2009 10:25 AM To: Spectrum Writing Cc: Framers List Subject: Re: Screen captures and sizing Could you explain a bit more about what the problem is? "Here is the current comment from a client: Generally, I would like to keep high quality of screen captures." isn't explaining, at least to me, what's wrong... IF (a WAG), they're complaining about fuzziness of screen shots in a PDF, you need to make sure that the job options you're using to create the PDF are not compressing or downsampling the graphics. Also, you don't mention what format you're saving the screen snaps in, which can have a big impact on quality. Art Art Campbell art.campbell at gmail.com "... In my opinion, there's nothing in this world beats a '52 Vincent and a redheaded girl." -- Richard Thompson No disclaimers apply. DoD 358 On Mon, May 18, 2009 at 12:16 PM, Spectrum Writing <SpectrumWriting at q.com> wrote: > All, > > > > I know that there are many graphics gurus on this list and I will be the > first to admit - I am NOT a graphics guru and it is my weakest point. That > said, I have never had any comments from clients until now about what I do > for screen captures, and I wanted either confirmation or some additional > insight on improvements for taking screen captures. > > > > Here is the current comment from a client: Generally, I would like to keep > high quality of screen captures. > > Would like to suggest using a tool that can downscale the images with a > smoothing function to keep high quality appearance. (as appear here, this is > just sub-sampling with no smoothing.) > > > > I use SnagIt as my capture tool. I use the region option and capture either > the relevant portion that I need or if required, I take a capture of the > whole screen. I then save the capture as a .png, and use the import file > function to bring the capture into my Framemaker file. Obviously, the > default dpi is set to the fictitious Windows 96 dpi. I change the capture to > 150 dpi and import. If this works for size and clarity, then I am done; if > not, I right-click on the picture and adjust the dpi until I get the size > that works for the page layout and what I am trying to show. (After much > reading on this list, and advice from another colleague, I have learned that > what I was initially taught at a long ago gig - to set the dpi to 300 and > then use the manual sizing handles - is NOT the way to go). > > > > Can any of you graphics gurus give me some insight as to what else I should > be doing/changing or if I am doing it the right way - and if you want to > lecture me off list about dpis and stuff, that is fine with me too. I will > gladly take whatever information I can glean so that I can reply > professionally and non-emotionally to this client about why the pictures > are just fine for PDFs. > > > > Thanks so much, > > > > TVB > > > > Tammy Van Boening > > Owner/Principal > > Spectrum Writing, LLC > > www.spectrumwritingllc.com <http://www.spectrumwritingllc.com/> > > > > _______________________________________________ > > > You are currently subscribed to Framers as art.campbell at gmail.com. > > Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. > > To unsubscribe send a blank email to > framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com > or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/art.campbell%40gmail.com > > Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit > http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. > _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as spectrumwriting at q.com. Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/spectrumwriting%40q.com Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.