Re: Print-ready Graphics Problem

Subject: Re: Print-ready Graphics Problem
From: Goober Writer <gooberwriter -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2003 09:23:22 -0700 (PDT)

> Small screen shots of a
> 640x480 screen will be vastly more legible than from
> a 1280x1024 screen.

What?!? Screen size has nothing to do with clarity or
scaling. A fixed-size dialog is captured and saved at
the same size and quality regardless of screen size.
Try it. Take a 300x300 pixel dialog, capture it at
640x480 (which is an unusable screen size unless
you're running Win 3.1 or possibly Win 95), 800x600,
and why the heck not jump all the way up to 1600x1200
(which is what I work in). All screen shots will be
the same file size, quality, and physical size.

> It's easy to blur pictures by accident by scaling
> them unnecessarily.

It is rarely necessary to scale screen shots unless
you're doing so for some kind of artistic purpose
outside of making them fit on a page.

> Having
> the wrong settings in Distiller will do it, for
> instance.

That's not scaling. In fact, well, that's a topic for
another lengthy discussion.

Goober Writer
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