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Fireworks is a vector drawing program. It also happens to be for the web. You could always change your resolution in Fireworks for the PNG. It's down in the Property Inspector. Just click off of everything and click on Image Size. It is indeed 72ppi by default, but that can be changed. If you have drawn your boxes with the vector tools, it'll still look great. What program are you using to put all this together in? InDesign? I ask because InDesign will happily bring in the PNG from Fireworks.
A screen shot isn't going to change whether you take it in Fireworks or Illustrator though. I recommend you get a program that takes screen shots in a higher resolution as well. It sounds like you are going to need other types of screen shots. It depends on whether you are on a Mac or PC, and there are some good ones out there. Snapz Pro on the Mac is a great tool.
> I've created a low resolution interface for moble phones in Fireworks CS3
> (160x128 pix) and I am planning to make an instruction manual with screen
> shots. Since I don't want the screen shots to be pixellated and jagged (like my
> screens) but with completely rounded corners I try to import my FW file into
> Illustrator (I tried saving as Illustrator file in FW). The result, however is
> not very nice, since colors and effects are changed. Am I asking for too much
> or is there a way to safely transfer a FW file into an AI without distortions?
> Kind regards
At this time, AI support is really only one way. You can import AI files
with a decent degree of fidelity, but exporting as AI renders the file
in AI 8, not CS3. So anything fancy usually doesn't end up getting
translated to Illustrator.
You might be better off saving the file at the correct resolution as a
Photoshop file if you want to work with it outside of FW.
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