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Exporting MS-Windows Graphics to the Web using HyperSnap

Examples from Excel, Tides and Currents,

Many programs running under MS-Windows draw beautiful graphics to the screen. To put these images on the Web, they must be converted to .gif or .jpg files. These formats are widely used under Unix and on the network, but not so widely in the MS-Windows environment.

One utility to transfer images from the monitor screen to a disk file is the program HyperSnap, by Hyperionics (www.hyperionics.com), Greg Kochaniac, author. (Thanks to Robert Johnson for finding this solution to the Excel-to-gif problem.) This is a 32-bit program, and so runs only under Win 95, Win NT, or Win 3.11 with the System32 add-on. Its operation is pretty self-explanatory. It makes .gif, .jpg, or .bmp files.

One warning: Files saved by DOS applications to Unix file systems often need to have the permissions changed before Netscape can read them.

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