I would like to paste screen-captures (obtained using the
Print Screen key) into an old version of Lotus Notes (version 4.5.7). This does work, but the problem is that the images that are then embedded are very large, since (presumably) they are pasted as full-colour bitmaps at whatever colour depth the system uses, and this in turn makes the document very large.
In the past at my company I don't think this has been a problem (perhaps because we were using machines with lower colour depths, so the image got pasted at a lower quality? I'm not too sure about this).
Is there a way (using an option in Windows, an option in Lotus Notes (!), or a registry modification) to make the clipboard restrict its images to a lower bit depth - say, 256 colours, so that the embedded image is smaller? We are using Windows 7 and Vista.
[However - I don't know much about the Windows clipboard - I don't even know whether the clipboard has a concept of "the colour depth of the image I have", or whether it always uses the highest possible when pasting into an application, i.e. 32-bit or whatever]
Edit: I can't find anything that looks promising in the registry (searching for "Clip" or "Clipboard"), but it could be a Value which isn't present unless you need to change its default. I may be barking up the wrong tree here!
Edit 2: I tried writing a little C# program to copy the bitmap from the clipboard into a bitmap with a lower (16-bit) colour depth, and then set the clipboard image to that lower-colour image. However, when I then checked the colour depth of the updated image on the clipboard, it was still the original (32-bit) depth.