I'm working on a book and there are some screenshots I'd like to use as figures. However, due to the topic of the book (retrocomputing), the screenshots are mostly black, with a small handful of bright-colored small things on it. Here's an example of Space Invaders:
and here's another one showing the boot-up screen of a home computer:
I'm worried that these will look horrible in print, so I've been thinking of using a (light) gray background color, and making everything else darker, like in these examples:
My questions are:
- Is it even a valid worry that these pictures wouldn't look good in print?
- If yes, is this inverted color scheme a good idea in principle?
- If yes, any tips on improving the result?