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Author Topic: PDF saves are grayscale  (Read 1501 times)

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PDF saves are grayscale
« on: May 24, 2014, 04:16:21 PM »
Hi,

I'm on 4.8.3 version still, but not sure this would be causing this. I have been unable to save captures to pdf's in full colour for a while, only in grayscale.. I thought I may have tweaked a setting some place, but I can't really find anything. The scanner toolbar options do not suggest much ..

Any help will be gratefully received.

PS. I have thought of restarting SC and colour pdf's are back :) Could this be a memory-related thing? Anyway, I'm glad I can use the pdf export again!
« Last Edit: May 24, 2014, 04:29:18 PM by Pm »

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Re: PDF saves are grayscale
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2014, 04:27:34 PM »
How are you capturing to PDF? I couldn't see any option to capture directly as a PDF, at least in 4.8.5.
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Re: PDF saves are grayscale
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2014, 04:27:49 PM »
How strange -- it's saving in color for me.
Let me ask if you take a screenshot, then do File -> Save As and then choose pdf, is it still grayscale?

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Re: PDF saves are grayscale
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2014, 04:28:31 PM »
Screenshot Captor has a couple of ways of making PDFs -- one is in the SaveAs dialog.  Another is you can select a bunch of images and make a multipage PDF of all of them combines.

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Re: PDF saves are grayscale
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2014, 04:30:06 PM »
I saw those (and they work in color for me), but I couldn't find a way to capture directly to a PDF.
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Re: PDF saves are grayscale
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2014, 04:31:11 PM »
No you can't capture directly to PDF.

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Re: PDF saves are grayscale
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2014, 04:31:23 PM »
Is the problem only when you are scanning?

On the Scanning tab you can set it to always scan in grayscale -- might that be your issue?

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Re: PDF saves are grayscale
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2014, 04:33:07 PM »
Thanks. I have just updated my post. My problem seems to be gone. I used both the scanner toolbar and the save as options before - in the end - deciding to restart the prog.

I don't capture to pdf's. My case is that of saving regular screenshots and then combining them into pdf booklets sometimes.

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Re: PDF saves are grayscale
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2014, 05:04:50 PM »
All's well that ends well.  :up: