I am guessing from the conversation on this topic that there might be some
confusion regarding what Save As <graphic> does. It in fact operates very
similarly to a screen capture program or Alt+PrintScreen command ---
whatever is currently visible in the Plot View is saved to a graphics file.
SaveAs does not 'save the whole project as a graphic file'. It only saves
the current Plot View display. Consequently you use it the same way
you use the other methods: set up the Plot View so that it shows whatever
you want to show, then perform the command.
JPEG is a compressed format, while BMP and the flavor of TIF we use are
not. JPEG compresses with some loss of information or accuracy. You may
find you prefer to save as BMP and then use a graphic converter to convert
to GIF format, a 'lossless' format. (We were unable to include GIF
because licensing fees were too high.)
An unwanted side effect of Save As <graphic> is one that is caused by our
strict adherence to the Windows definition of behavior for that command.
In retrospect this was not a good choice. The side effect is that your deed
file is renamed to the name you Saved As. You can see this in the title bar
the top of the DeedMapper window. This means the program believes you want
to continue saving in that graphic format whenever you issue a Save command.
To restore the name you can do a Save As <deed file> or simply quit the
program and then restart it.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, November 17, 2000 5:30 AM
Subject: Re: [DMU] Add to Wish List
I was seeking a way to capture just the screen area which would be a
smaller sized file to attach as an exhibit to an individual in a
genealogical program. You are right of course, and it is probably more
efficient to use Adobe to obtain the image you want. Thank you for the
question that made me think about this.
Marie A Robinson wrote:
> What is the difference of doing what you say below and doing a Save As
> Marie Robinson
> >Dear List: I tried this method to export a plot view screen to a JPEG
> >file, and it was very easy: I used a print screen program to save the
> >screen as a JPEG file (several choices available), and opened this
> >file with with the scanner program (Adobe), sized it and saved the
> >changes. This file now can be used in the exhibits file, internal or
> >external, of many genealogical programs.
> >Marilyn Symonds
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