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Resizing Screen Captures

By xsamrose ·
I'm developing a WBT class for a software application, so I'm including screen captures. My screen captures are 757 pixels wide; I need them to be 500 pixels wide.

QUESTION: How do I resize my screen captures without losing the detail? I've triedeverything I can think of including resizing the screens before capturing, but essential fields and buttons are cut off. The best technique I've found is to convert the image to greyscale and resample the image (instead of resizing) in Paint Shop Pro, but it's still not great. Any suggestions?

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by calves In reply to Resizing Screen Captures

Have you tried simply using Shift/Print Screen, open Paint (paintbrush) and Shift/Insert?
Once there you can change the pixels size or simply save it as BMP and then work it on Paint Shop Pro.

Good Luck!

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by joakim.kosmo In reply to Resizing Screen Captures

You can't reduse the size of the screen capture without reducing the quality, it's impossible. Do you realy need to show the whole screen? Most often you realy need to show some detail, happening in a small area of the screen. This you could cut outfrom the screen cature with something called crop tool. If you realy need to show these details in context, you could make a very low quality, small screen picture, and then you could conect the details to their position in the screen with arrows.
I would also recomend to convert the screen captures from BMP to GIF. BMP is an uncompressed format, and especially if you're using 1000 or millions of collors they become unnecesasary huge.

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