[OT] Apple Rant

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Sat May 26 13:50:24 EDT 2012

On 5/25/12 11:45 PM, Peter Haworth wrote:
> Having a great Friday evening thanks to Apple.

Okay, I laughed. :) But only in commiseration.

> Still in the throes of dealing with Apple Store submission for my app.  TO
> register it, I have to upload at least one screenshot (why?).  No problem,
> I have several created with the OS X ability to take screen shots and save
> them on disk, used them for my web site.  Unfortunately, they're not
> acceptable for upload to the Apple store according to the error message I
> got - either wrong format, wrong resolution or wrong color scheme.  So
> apparently screen shots made with Apples's own OS are not acceptable to the
> Apple Store.

For my screenshots, I just set the stack size on my Mac to iPad size (my 
app is only for iPad) and took screenshots in LiveCode using the regular 
OS X screenshot shortcuts. Then I cropped them to the required size in a 
graphics program to remove the shadow and titlebar, which Apple doesn't 
want. Then I resaved as 32-bit PNG. Apple has the image requirements 
listed in the developer docs.

I was concerned that the Apple police wouldn't accept Mac screenshots 
but it went through on the first try. I doubt they can tell where the 
shots came from.

Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software           |     http://www.hyperactivesw.com

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