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Very descriptive screen caps This how-to section features some of the most hilariously notated screen caps I've ever seen. I'm...well, I'm speechless.
posted by glenwood (25 comments total)

 
...wow.
posted by John Kenneth Fisher at 2:31 PM on October 1, 2004


Worst.
Handwriting.
On the Web.
posted by wendell at 2:36 PM on October 1, 2004


hahahahahahhahahahahahha.
posted by tiamat at 2:37 PM on October 1, 2004


MS Paintâ„¢ is the best way to create professional-looking screencaps, in just minutes! Featuring a variety of font colors, including purple!
posted by vorfeed at 2:37 PM on October 1, 2004


MsPaint: that happens when you trade wage vs quality (TM)
posted by elpapacito at 2:44 PM on October 1, 2004


Wacom tablets are for elitists.
posted by Armitage Shanks at 2:57 PM on October 1, 2004


I'm afraid of "cutegories".
posted by fizz-ed at 3:24 PM on October 1, 2004


They should invest in photoshop. You can do some amazing things in photoshop.
posted by skallas at 4:00 PM on October 1, 2004


Perhaps this was a job done by Captain Jack?
posted by SpaceCadet at 4:02 PM on October 1, 2004


skallas, I'm going to take your assertion at face value, and just mention that those just look like two totally different photos (albeit taken at very close moments in time). Actually, especially given the host site, two things occur to me:

1) Those two images have a lot of specific variations that seem to clearly indicate that they were taken by two different cameras, from two (slightly) different angles, at two (slightly) different moments. Surely, given the huge number of cameras snapping photos last night, that's a pretty reasonable possibility.

2) More importantly, "conspire.com" seems dedicated to manufacturing conspiracies, as a joke, where there aren't any. The whole site seems to be a promotional area for a book of openly faked conspiracies. ("Tin Foil Hatters, Unite!")

If I missed a sarcastic tone on your part, then my apologies for being obtuse, but if you really thought this was a Fox News ploy, I think you're barking up the wrong tree.
posted by LairBob at 4:16 PM on October 1, 2004


--mefi made easy--


HEY, LAIR BOB, YOU'S GOTS THE WRONG THREAD!
posted by eyeballkid at 4:28 PM on October 1, 2004


that. is. superb.
posted by Salmonberry at 4:30 PM on October 1, 2004


eyeballkid wins.
posted by glenwood at 4:32 PM on October 1, 2004



posted by quonsar at 5:14 PM on October 1, 2004


Those pics could not have been made with pre-photoshop technology! They are clearly forgeries.

(and, actualy, not done in MS Paint, which does not have a 'blurry' brush feature)

Pbrush also has a text tool...
posted by delmoi at 5:52 PM on October 1, 2004


Yeah, he definitely does...
posted by LairBob at 7:10 PM on October 1, 2004


Still not clear on skallas, tho...
posted by LairBob at 7:11 PM on October 1, 2004


Unless Fox placed two pool cameras in almost exactly the same place shooting at almost the exact same angle, then I'd say the images are from the same video feed. Fox increased the saturation, or AFP decreased it. Not unusual... skin tones vary on CNN/MSNBC/FOX etc.
posted by emelenjr at 8:08 PM on October 1, 2004


ok scratch that quonsar wins.
posted by glenwood at 8:08 PM on October 1, 2004


I think skallas's point is that Bush gained about three inches in FOX's photo. I may be wrong, though.
posted by Ptrin at 8:18 PM on October 1, 2004


eyeballkid!
posted by scarabic at 8:20 PM on October 1, 2004


EBjr!
posted by eyeballkid at 8:27 PM on October 1, 2004


Those pics could not have been made with pre-photoshop technology! They are clearly forgeries.

Nope. Besides scaling down the image in irfanview, that's 100% MS Paint.
posted by eyeballkid at 8:51 PM on October 1, 2004


It's based on a common idea ("handwriting" looking text over a screenshot in a wizard or tutorial), but usually it's done very cleanly. This shows how easily you can go from classy design trick to hilariously lame (though this is well over the line <g>)
posted by abcde at 10:18 PM on October 1, 2004



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