Hmm... I don't to seem have much of an image quality issue when re-sizing. I record my web browser based application full screen and then re-size it down.
Maybe your settings for the project need to be examined. In preferences > Project what settings have you got for visual and sound effects? You can adjust BMP and JPG quality etc. Maybe this will help with quality.
The issue with text boxes being out of whack will remain unfortunately.
What I do is capture my screen shots, and do no further mods until I've saved a copy with a different name and resized it. Then as I edit all timings, captions etc I make sure everything is as it should be. And the quality of pictures remains very good.
Hope this helps.
Hi Kerry, Thanks for your reply. My Project settings are: BMP High (24bit) and JPEG Image 100%. Is this same as you have? In the past I have resized up (to get screen shots/recordings) and down (to edit content) quite a few times during the creation of a project prior to publishing in final 800x600, and I wonder if all this resizing had a cumlative negative effect on the quality of the images. My current project started off at full screen size and has not been resized down yet. So moment of truth regarding the quality of images will be when I resize the finished project it down to 800x600.
Aha... that's you're problem.
You want to do the resize in one go.
The more times you size it up and down, the worse the quality gets.
You want to go from initial size to final size in one step.
Hope this helps,