11 Replies Latest reply: Sep 28, 2011 6:45 AM by dmpmt(ascp) RSS

    Slidelet images

    dmpmt(ascp)

      I'm very confused using images for slidelets in Captivate 4. Sometimes, they import beautifully and others they look AWFUL. I'm not doing anything different...I grab a capture with SnagIt, save it as .png, and import it into the slidelet. It looks fine in SnagIt Editor but looks all mashed in the import preview window and subsequently, the slidelet space. Why does it work sometimes and not others?

        • 1. Re: Slidelet images
          lefthook77 Community Member

          I found this with png's as well... sometimes there is transparency that you need to crop to scale the image properly withing the slidelet. Barring that, please post an image of your issue, and I'll work through it with you.

          • 2. Re: Slidelet images
            dmpmt(ascp) Community Member

            lefthook77 wrote:

             

            I found this with png's as well... sometimes there is transparency that you need to crop to scale the image properly withing the slidelet. Barring that, please post an image of your issue, and I'll work through it with you.

            Slidelet1.png

            This is what the slidelet looks like that worked.

             

            Slidelet2.png

            Here's the one with the poor image, which was captured EXACTLY as the one that worked.

             

            This is what that image should look like:

             

            AncOrders2.png

            Thanks!

             

            =Diane

            • 3. Re: Slidelet images
              Lilybiri CommunityMVP

              Perhaps a stupid question, but which image slide quality do you use?

               

              Lilybiri

              • 4. Re: Slidelet images
                lefthook77 Community Member

                In addition to libiri's question, which is by no means stupid... I need to check mine as well...

                 

                I've noticed that pasting into powerpoint or word then saving as a .png from there gives me a fairly standard result. Although, I believe, there is some compression added by doing so.

                • 5. Re: Slidelet images
                  dmpmt(ascp) Community Member

                  Not sure I understand the question fully...

                  In my second example, I did not use any image because I could not get it to import into the the slidelet. Instead, I just used a rollover text caption, which doesn't have half the impact of an image. Also, the second image did not upload to this site well...it was much better before I uploaded it.

                   

                  I use SnagIt to capture the screen images and save them as .png. I also tried saving them as .jpg, .gif, and .bmp to see if they would import to the slidelet any better, but none of them did.  What I don't understand is why importing any type of screen capture images to a slidelet works sometimes but not others. I'll try the PowerPoint suggestion and see if that helps.

                  • 6. Re: Slidelet images
                    Lilybiri CommunityMVP

                    Are you referring to my question: which slide quality? Check in the Properties panel, General accordion. Default setting is Low (8-bit) and for such complex images as you show you definitely have to change this to Optimised or High.

                     

                    Maybe the paste to Word... work, but I find this very strange, because I try to avoid using the clipboard as much as possible. Why not using a real graphical application to optimise the image?

                     

                    Lilybiri

                    • 7. Re: Slidelet images
                      lefthook77 Community Member

                      Photoshop is the way to go, for sure. Still, I thought the slide quality only dealt with the compression at publish... not while working in the slide. Plus, it wouldn't have changed between images, I'd think.

                       

                      Interesting...

                      • 8. Re: Slidelet images
                        dmpmt(ascp) Community Member

                        OK...I've tried it again using the ppt suggestion and still the same results. Here's what I get:

                        1. Save image as png

                        Cfg_DiaplayTab.png

                        2. Select image for slidelet:

                        Slidelet_InsertImage.png

                        So far...so good...

                        3. Click OK

                        Slidelet_InsertImage2.png

                        Image is unrecognizable. What am I doing wrong?

                         

                        =Diane

                        • 9. Re: Slidelet images
                          Lilybiri CommunityMVP

                          Diane, please, what is your slide quality? I have been asking that before, but never got an answer,


                          Lilybiri

                          • 10. Re: Slidelet images
                            dmpmt(ascp) Community Member

                            Sorry...I optimized all slides after you recommended it.

                            • 11. Re: Slidelet images
                              dmpmt(ascp) Community Member

                              BTW...when I do it as a rollover image, it works fine.