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Re: Screenshot highlighting
On 17 May 2012 08:37, Thorsten Wilms <t_w_@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 05/16/2012 07:21 PM, Andrew Montag wrote:
>> I think it may be useful to highlight portions of screenshots. We could
>> put an orange oval around text or a button, or maybe blur or grey all
>> but one section of the screenshot to draw the readers attention to it.
> One could perhaps differentiate between
> - marking an area
> - by framing
> - by modifying everything outside the area
> - lower contrast
> - change of brightness
> - discoloration
> - blur
> - pointing to an element
Perhaps some sort of numbering to indicate a sequence of operations...
> To highlight things like the folder/side-bar of Thunderbird, marking the
> entire area would be appropriate.
> To highlight a specific icon in the Launcher, an arrow could work well.
> In all cases, repeating just the area of interest in a cropped image,
> maybe scaled down if it is large, placed right next to the associated text,
> would be an alternative.
> For all styles that add sharp elements on top of the screenshot, using SVG
> should be considered. Ideally the vector graphics would stay vector
> graphics in the PDF.
> The design of 1 or 2 highlighting methods should be based on concrete
> needs. Do we have examples where a form of highlighting would be of