How do you work your screenshots?

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Nielsen Tomazini | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Jun 9 2011 11:43 AM

Hello all.

I am working with some tutorial stuff and I was looking for the best and/or easiest  way to insert arrows and texts over a screenshot. The image below show a good example of what I want to do.

My problem is not make, today I use Adobe Photoshop to do it. But I don't see Photoshop very handy to do that. I mean, I believe there is a simpler way to do it. Yesterday I tried working with Powerpoint (which should be the same as working in Word), just to place a screenshot and insert arrows. The arrows at MS Office are easier to work than Photoshop. Now, is there any better way? For example, in this image above, is there a tool that would insert the "d" inside of a circle and then from it I can drag arrow? Or is it just a combination of shapes. Let's say, you first type the "d" then draw the circle around then draw the arrows...

I thank in advance for any suggestion.

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Kevin Becker | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 9 2011 12:11 PM

I use Jing primarily, jingproject.com, it's simple and free.

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Rich DeRuiter | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 9 2011 12:12 PM

Nielsen Tomazini:
I thank in advance for any suggestion.

Check out the wiki here:

http://wiki.logos.com/Screenshot

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Nielsen Tomazini | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 9 2011 12:26 PM

Thanks Kevin, thanks Richard,

I had Jing on my computer. I was not aware of the capabilities of drawing arrows etc. Great stuff.

Thank you so much,

Blessings

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Anonymous | | Replied: Fri, Jun 10 2011 4:29 AM

Illustrator or Freehand might be good tools for creating more intricate stuff since tgen you can create splines and such.

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Harbey Santiago | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 10 2011 5:27 AM

I Use MS paint. It might be a bit cumbersome but if you just want arrows, bubbles and letters, that is all you need.

 

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Bill Cook | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 10 2011 10:22 AM

SnagIt works great.

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DIsciple II | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 10 2011 1:18 PM

Bill Cook:

SnagIt works great.

Ditto, After LBS, this is one piece of software I wouldn't be without.

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Gerald P. Swetsky | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 10 2011 2:31 PM

Here's a second Amen for Snagit.  It does a heck of a lot more than draw arrows.  I just used it to send a bug report to Logos.

It's not free, but it got my vote for utility of the year last year.

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Stephen | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 10 2011 3:47 PM

1. Jing - works pretty good and is free

2. Snagit - works great and does a lot but isn't free.

If it's for something small I would Jing would probably do but if you are going to be doing a of screen captures and marking them up then go with Snagit.

 

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 10 2011 4:17 PM

SnagIt is awesome. It's one of my favorite utility programs. I use it literally every day, for all kinds of purposes.

I was going to show you a screenshot of some of its toolbars to show you what it can do, but ironically, it cannot take a screenshot of itself. Smile  It assumes you're trying to take a screenshot of what's behind it, and it hides itself. I guess it's kind of like how we cannot look ourselves in the eye (except through a mirror).

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Stephen | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 10 2011 4:37 PM

Rosie, I would say you probably use it a lot!. I just went over 100 posts, only 9,107 post to catch you!Big Smile

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jun 12 2011 2:10 PM

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Rosie, I would say you probably use it a lot!. I just went over 100 posts, only 9,107 post to catch you!Big Smile

Good luck!  Rosie's post count is a moving target.  Wink

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