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Hi, i design websites with a dimension of 1250 x 890 in photoshop. Most of my clients then require a screenshot which i have to send to them as jpg. The problem with sending jpg is that 99% of the time Windows will open jpg's in "Windows Picture and Fax Viewer" which i windows default program for viewing jpg's. The problem with this is that, the jpg will be resized or zoomed out in order to view 100% of the image... so if a client looks at the jpg on a small laptop screen, the screenshot will look very distorted. Thankfully, web browsers don't shrink web sites to fit the site 100% on the screen...

I need some way of sending a screenshot to a client so that if their screen isn't big enough to fir the jpg, then they will have to scroll (so they get the same effect as viewing it in a web browser)

I have tried converting my psd to pdf but the pdf seems to be twice the size of my screenshot when i select the pdf to 100%...

Can anyone help me here or give me some other method of viewing my screenshots correctly, thanks in advance
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by:marrj
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I have good success pasting the screen shot directly into PowerPoint.  One slide per screen shot.
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by:casinnola
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If you use Firefox as your web browser, I recommend installing a plugin called Abduction. You can get it here:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3408
It allows you to create a jpeg of your entire web page, even if the "bottom" of the web page extends below the bottom of the browser window.
Once you have the jpeg, you could convert it to a pdf if you want.
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JagEsquire earned 600 total points
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I just post the picture in full resolution on my web site.  Then they can get the feel of what it looks like in a browser.  It will show them exactly how much scrolling is required and what information is above and below the fold.

Create a file caled client1.html

add this code, pointing to the picture

Picture then availalble http://yoursite/client1.html 
 <img src="http://where you put it" height=100 width=100 border=0>

Open in new window

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by:Bobaran98
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Don't make life hard on yourself. I recommend PDF Redirect, a nifty little program that installs easily in Windows and pretends it's a printer.  You can get it for free from http://www.exp-systems.com/PDFreDirect/Downloads.htm?1
Once you've downloaded and installed the program, just "print" your image and make sure you choose "PDF reDirect" from your list of printers.  You control all options exactly as you would with a normal printer, including color/grayscale and paper size.  Once you print your image, the PDF reDirect program will pop up and you'll have a chance to indicate a save location.  Note also in the upper-right corner of the program window, you can specify your print quality.
This is a great piece of software that I've been using for several years now.  High quality and free, as long as you don't need any of the professional features (which you don't in this case).  Let me know if this meets your needs!
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by:Fezzly
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Ever think of putting it into a Microsoft word document and change the view to website view, so that way it will be shown like a website?
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by:Ryan Chong
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in "Windows Picture and Fax Viewer" , just click the "Actual Size" (Ctrl + A) to have an exact size view...

hope this make sense.
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by:Tony van Schaik
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You can run a batch in Photoshop with multiple images in CS3 you can find it in File > Automate > PDF presentation. But i see this option doesn't exist in CS4 anymore.
I use SnagIt for my screenshot when i'm creating manuals at work a very nice tool. http://www.techsmith.com/snagit/features.asp
Good luck
 
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by:DavezDesignz
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you could always save it online somewhere
then you could just open it in a new window as fullscreen using javascript from a link on a website.

<HEAD>
<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript">
function fullScrn(myURL) {
window.open(myURL, '', 'fullscreen=yes, scrollbars=auto, statusbar=no, toolbar=no');
}
</script>
</HEAD>

<BODY>
<a href="javascript:void(0);" onClick="fullScrn('http://location-to-jpg.jpg');">Open JPG in Full Screen Window</a>
</BODY>
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by:glenn_1984
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When you Print to PDF check box Scale to fit media.
Adobe often opens files at 150% of size or or lager.
Just scale it back to 100% when open.
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