[OT] Apple Rant

Roger Eller roger.e.eller at sealedair.com
Sat May 26 13:59:09 EDT 2012


On Sat, May 26, 2012 at 1:50 PM, J. Landman Gay wrote:

> 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


Doesn't the power button  + home button on an iOS device make a screenshot
in your photo gallery?  The screen should flash.

~Roger



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