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This wouldn't accomplish the same goal, though...
Authored by: dilvish1984 on Apr 22, '11 03:27:29PM

The OP is trying to get more original, precise pixel data in his screen captures so that printing comes out better. The method you're describing just upscales the image before capture, rather than after capture. The algorithm Apple uses in screen zooming is pretty darn good, but it does still introduce artifacts that the OP's method may very well avoid (especially in text and other vector based elements of the screen display).

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