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called "Snipping Tool" that I have found to be immeasurably helpful.

 

To get the most out of the tool, remember "GYGO" - the higher the resolution
of the screen you are capturing, the better the image will be.  I have a 22"
monitor running on Windows 7, with the screen resolution at 1900 x 1200. 

 

My extended monitor is 1600 x 900.  Of course, the monitor is smaller as
well, so the effective resolution is about the same.

 

For PowerPoint presentations, either is fine, as the projected image will
mimic your display. 

 

However, I have also been successful in capturing, say, a piece of a topo or
historic map, dropping it into Photoshop, and enlarging it to some extent
without pixelating.

 

This has proved very helpful in adding in stitching pieces of a map, placing
farm plats, schools, or other images that are difficult to demonstrate.
Even printing to good quality paper with a reasonably good printer has
worked.

 

Additionally, I use it now as a quick "OneNote" way of capturing a bit from
a book or other image from the internet, rather than laboriously
transcribing the item. 

 

I think OneNote may be a part of Office, but it surely is handy.
Otherwise, this works in Word or any other program you can drop images into.

 

So, before readers buy Snagit, I would suggest looking around their
computers (assuming they are running a newer version of Windows) for this
free program.

 

Pat

In Tucson 

 

From: apgpubliclist-bounces+pldunford=cox.net at apgen.org
[mailto:apgpubliclist-bounces+pldunford=cox.net at apgen.org] On Behalf Of
Alvie L Davidson
Sent: Sunday, April 03, 2011 4:24 AM
To: 'APG-MembersOnly'; apgpubliclist at apgen.org; bcg at rootsweb.com
Subject: [APG Public List] SNAGIT Bought

 

Dear Genealogy Friends,

I have just purchased SNAGIT for copying screens as desired.  I have used
the trial version and like it.  I know there are so many things this
software will do when compiling PowerPoint presentations.  

I am just curious how many more people have done this same thing for
producing better images from the internet.   Please reply publicly so more
people will learn from our discussions.

 

Alvie L. Davidson CG

www.floridadetective.net

http://alviesgenealogyspot.blogspot.com/

 

CG and Certified Genealogist are Service Marks of the Board for
Certification of Genealogists, used under license by board certificants
after periodic evaluations by the Board

Lakeland, FL 

 


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style=3D'color:#1F497D'>All<o:p></o:p></span></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal><span =
style=3D'color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal><span style=3D'color:#1F497D'>From (I recall) Windows =
XP Pro forward, there has been an available tool called &#8220;Snipping =
Tool&#8221; that I have found to be immeasurably =
helpful.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=3DMsoNormal><span =
style=3D'color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal><span style=3D'color:#1F497D'>To get the most out of =
the tool, remember &#8220;GYGO&#8221; &#8211; the higher the resolution =
of the screen you are capturing, the better the image will be.&nbsp; I =
have a 22&#8221; monitor running on Windows 7, with the screen =
resolution at 1900 x 1200. <o:p></o:p></span></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal><span =
style=3D'color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal><span style=3D'color:#1F497D'>My extended monitor is =
1600 x 900.&nbsp; Of course, the monitor is smaller as well, so the =
effective resolution is about the same.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal><span =
style=3D'color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal><span style=3D'color:#1F497D'>For PowerPoint =
presentations, either is fine, as the projected image will mimic your =
display. <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=3DMsoNormal><span =
style=3D'color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal><span style=3D'color:#1F497D'>However, I have also =
been successful in capturing, say, a piece of a topo or historic map, =
dropping it into Photoshop, and enlarging it to some extent without =
pixelating.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=3DMsoNormal><span =
style=3D'color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal><span style=3D'color:#1F497D'>This has proved very =
helpful in adding in stitching pieces of a map, placing farm plats, =
schools, or other images that are difficult to demonstrate.&nbsp; Even =
printing to good quality paper with a reasonably good printer has =
worked.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=3DMsoNormal><span =
style=3D'color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal><span style=3D'color:#1F497D'>Additionally, I use it =
now as a quick &#8220;OneNote&#8221; way of capturing a bit from a book =
or other image from the internet, rather than laboriously transcribing =
the item. <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=3DMsoNormal><span =
style=3D'color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal><span style=3D'color:#1F497D'>I think OneNote may be a =
part of Office, but it surely is handy. &nbsp;&nbsp;Otherwise, this =
works in Word or any other program you can drop images =
into.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=3DMsoNormal><span =
style=3D'color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal><span style=3D'color:#1F497D'>So, before readers buy =
Snagit, I would suggest looking around their computers (assuming they =
are running a newer version of Windows) for this free =
program.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=3DMsoNormal><span =
style=3D'color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal><span =
style=3D'color:#1F497D'>Pat<o:p></o:p></span></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal><span style=3D'color:#1F497D'>In Tucson =
<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=3DMsoNormal><span =
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</b><span style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"'> =
apgpubliclist-bounces+pldunford=3Dcox.net at apgen.org =
[mailto:apgpubliclist-bounces+pldunford=3Dcox.net at apgen.org] <b>On =
Behalf Of </b>Alvie L Davidson<br><b>Sent:</b> Sunday, April 03, 2011 =
4:24 AM<br><b>To:</b> 'APG-MembersOnly'; apgpubliclist at apgen.org; =
bcg at rootsweb.com<br><b>Subject:</b> [APG Public List] SNAGIT =
Bought<o:p></o:p></span></p></div></div><p =
class=3DMsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal>Dear =
Genealogy Friends,<o:p></o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal>I have just =
purchased SNAGIT for copying screens as desired.&nbsp; I have used the =
trial version and like it.&nbsp; I know there are so many things this =
software will do when compiling PowerPoint presentations.&nbsp; =
<o:p></o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal>I am just curious how many more =
people have done this same thing for producing better images from the =
internet.&nbsp;&nbsp; Please reply publicly so more people will learn =
from our discussions.<o:p></o:p></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal>Alvie L. =
Davidson CG<o:p></o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal><a =
href=3D"http://www.floridadetective.net">www.floridadetective.net</a><o:p=
></o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal><a =
href=3D"http://alviesgenealogyspot.blogspot.com/">http://alviesgenealogys=
pot.blogspot.com/</a><o:p></o:p></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal><span =
style=3D'font-size:9.0pt;color:black'>CG and Certified Genealogist are =
Service Marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, used under =
license by board certificants after periodic evaluations by the =
Board</span><span style=3D'color:black'><o:p></o:p></span></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal>Lakeland, FL <o:p></o:p></p><p =
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