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Am looking for Image Markup Software that would be used to identify parts of circuit boards to minimize any possible confusion.

Am open to all suggestions.

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KenO wrote:

Am looking for Image Markup Software that would be used to identify parts of circuit boards to minimize any possible confusion.

Am open to all suggestions.



I've use Paint, which is part of Windows. I've also used GIMP which
runs under Linux or Windows. Irfanview may do it as well. Just about
any graphics manipulation program will let you do it.
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Should add that it needs to open JPGs.

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KenO wrote:

Should add that it needs to open JPGs.



All of the programs that I listed will open multiple formats.
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On Fri, 23 Nov 2012 13:17:03 -0500, "Michael A. Terrell"
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KenO wrote:
Am looking for Image Markup Software that would be used to identify
parts of circuit boards to minimize any possible confusion.


I've use Paint, which is part of Windows. I've also used GIMP which
runs under Linux or Windows. Irfanview may do it as well. Just about
any graphics manipulation program will let you do it.


Agreed on all three programs. For tweaking photos, I use Irfanview.
Hit "F12" for the drawing tools. Locating and sizing text is a bit
tricky, but not impossible. GIMP works and looks better, but is more
complexicated. Windoze Paint is quick and easy when I'm in a hurry.

Example of added text and arrows using Irfanview:
http://802.11junk.com/jeffl/pics/repair/slides/Behringer-PMH518M-PS.html

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On Fri, 23 Nov 2012 10:07:56 -0800 (PST), KenO
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Am looking for Image Markup Software that would be used to identify parts of circuit boards to minimize any possible confusion.


I'm still using PaintShop Pro 5.0 which is about as old as Windows 95.
I'm running Win98SE, though.

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Jeff Liebermann wrote:

On Fri, 23 Nov 2012 13:17:03 -0500, "Michael A. Terrell"
wrote:

KenO wrote:
Am looking for Image Markup Software that would be used to identify
parts of circuit boards to minimize any possible confusion.


I've use Paint, which is part of Windows. I've also used GIMP which
runs under Linux or Windows. Irfanview may do it as well. Just about
any graphics manipulation program will let you do it.


Agreed on all three programs. For tweaking photos, I use Irfanview.
Hit "F12" for the drawing tools. Locating and sizing text is a bit
tricky, but not impossible. GIMP works and looks better, but is more
complexicated. Windoze Paint is quick and easy when I'm in a hurry.

Example of added text and arrows using Irfanview:
http://802.11junk.com/jeffl/pics/repair/slides/Behringer-PMH518M-PS.html



I heard that GIMP was recently updated, but I haven't tried it yet.
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On Sat, 24 Nov 2012 06:36:35 +1100, Franc Zabkar
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On Fri, 23 Nov 2012 10:07:56 -0800 (PST), KenO
put finger to keyboard and composed:

Am looking for Image Markup Software that would be used to identify parts of circuit boards to minimize any possible confusion.


I'm still using PaintShop Pro 5.0 which is about as old as Windows 95.
I'm running Win98SE, though.

- Franc Zabkar


'Paint' (mspaint.exe) still works for me in most MS OS's.
It will open and edit JPGs, but some revs have limited save formats.

Simple line drawings from the board art are usually better base
material for circuit boart component illustration, than are
photographic images.

Rendered in any format and displayed by any software, they can usually
be generated by 'printscreen' utilities that are the epitomy of
WYSIWYG documentation art.

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KenO wrote:
Am looking for Image Markup Software that would be used to identify parts of circuit boards to minimize any possible confusion.

Am open to all suggestions.

Ken


If you use OSX then PREVIEW natively allows you to add text and draw
simple objects in jpegs and giffs.

Very quick way to add notations...

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Everyone,

Thanks for all your suggestions and comments!

I should have mentioned am using various PCs all which are using Windows XP to 7.

Would be nice if the software was small and can be installed on a USB drive so I could install once and use on all the PCs.

Last unless really needed would like an easy to learn app or at least have tutorials so make the learning curve less steep.

Ken



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