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Author Topic: Correcting a mispelling in a captured image?  (Read 2567 times)

xbeatle

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Correcting a mispelling in a captured image?
« on: April 18, 2014, 08:19:36 PM »
So, I captured an image and would like to use it in a presentation.

But alas, I noticed something incorrect in the text(black)

The background is a shade of grey(not 50 Shades of Grey though  8)).

I see a color cop color picker tool.

Can I use that to match the background grey and "paint" over the incorrect text and then re-do the black text correctly.

I know this can probably be done in GIMP but was curious if possible with this great tool.

Thanks so much  :up:

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Re: Correcting a mispelling in a captured image?
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2014, 12:46:23 AM »
For this type of image 'doctoring' a tool such as the Gimp, PhotoShop, PaintShop, RWPaint, Krita or Paint.net would be a better choice. To do this properly (meaning: without people noticing) requires more skill than most think and you don't want to be too limited by the restrictions of the software you are using for editing.

Capturing screens is where the true strength of ScreenshotCaptor lies. And in my opinion it is wiser to use specific software for its specific purpose.

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Re: Correcting a mispelling in a captured image?
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2014, 04:20:03 AM »
Everything Shades says is true.

However, SC *does* have a couple of nice features for quickly hiding information on a screenshot.

For example, you can select the area containing the incorrect text, and use the SpecialFX2 menu item labeled "Patch text/contents of selected region with background" to have SC automatically look at the background color and fill it in.
This feature was designed specifically to help you quickly hide stuff -- and it's a useful tool worth knowing about in SC.

As for adding your own replacement text, you could do it with a text box with transparent background and no border -- but here is where SC will not be able to compete with a real graphics program -- in letting you really tweak the text formatting to match the original.  SC just isn't designed for that level of fine grained text tweaking.

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Re: Correcting a mispelling in a captured image?
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2014, 06:06:41 AM »
Can you see where I "Patched text" ?

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Re: Correcting a mispelling in a captured image?
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2014, 06:10:43 AM »
made the font a little bigger.
The boldness is not an exact copy I think.

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Re: Correcting a mispelling in a captured image?
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2014, 06:15:38 AM »
There is an artifact above the word "automatically".

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Re: Correcting a mispelling in a captured image?
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2014, 06:17:32 AM »
hm, where did that come from

the patched text is " "Patch text "

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Re: Correcting a mispelling in a captured image?
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2014, 06:20:41 AM »
Aside from the artifact (looks like part of a text-selection cursor), a careful look will spot the difference in the new bolded text -- but it would be fine for most uses.

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Re: Correcting a mispelling in a captured image?
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2014, 06:27:15 AM »
yeah, moving the box around between more then a couple of edits, background and text boxes, made that little mark

between saved edits, i had a few saved versions
it did not take very long to do it
« Last Edit: April 19, 2014, 06:45:19 AM by cmpm, Reason: clarify \'between edits\' »

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Re: Correcting a mispelling in a captured image?
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2014, 10:21:13 AM »
Thanks mouser, shades and everyone who contributed..

Was able to utilize "Patch text" tool make the changes..and yes, the text doesn't match exactly but it's fine for my use.

Actually, if I spent the time trying to match the font and tried some different Blend Modes perhaps it might of?

I used the Text Box to redo the text..makes sense doesn't it.

Now, if anyone would care to tell me how to capture a Scrolling Window image w/o overlaps(horizontal and vertical) I'd be mighty obliged..lol

Thanks again everyone!

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Re: Correcting a mispelling in a captured image?
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2014, 11:05:59 AM »
there are videos on how to do scrolling capture here: http://www.donationc...ndex.php?topic=29821