I have created some Breeze presentations using screenshots
captured using SnagIt then pasted into the PowerPoint slide at full
size (about 600x600px). When I maximize the slide in PowerPoint,
the graphics and text in the slide still appear fairly crisp and
clear. But when I publish it as a Breeze presentation, the graphics
become notably fuzzier even at the default size.
I have tried capturing as GIF, JPG, BMP, etc to try and
improve the quality but that doesn't appear to have any impact. The
screens I am capturing are very basic - not much detail, just text
in tables with only three different solid color cell backgrounds.
Under preferences, I have selected Quality>Image Quality =
Does anyone else have any suggestions for maintaining sharp
images when publishing with Breeze?
Sorry - Breeze uses some pretty high compression on bitmaps.
Not a lot you can do with photos. Cartoons seem to come through the
best, but fuzzy is the price we pay for those small file sizes.
However, if you have something in vector format (in CorelDRAW
- a form, or logo, for example) you can get around this by having
the drawing program export in *swf format, and then importing into
Breeze as a Flash module. You won't be able to animate it, or put
anything in front of it once your presentation is converted to
Breeze, but at least it will be as sharp and clear as it was in
PowerPoint. I find this especially useful when I have to show a
form or an electronics panel to the students.
Thanks for your input. I did a little more testing and I've
found that if I use Captivate to capture the screenshots and then
export as SWFs and insert via the Breeze menu, they aren't as
fuzzy. Kind of a pain but there is a definite difference in