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1 Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Permission for a portable version on: July 30, 2015, 02:23:40 PM

You don't need the portableapps-version.
Download the portable zip-version right from donotioncoder at:

I know this, in my posting above I wrote:

I know you offer a "normal" portable Version at your site, but this must be updated manually.

A PortableApps version has the advantage, that it is automatically updated to the current version as soon as mouser uploads a new version to
When I use the portable version from this website, then I always have to update the portable version on each PC manually (we have some "specialists" that can not perform this, so this is my job).

Additional Important information
The boss of PortableApps (John T. Haller) wrote in this posting:
that Screenshot Captor contains Nagware (the registration reminder), so it will not be published at PortableApps.
So if you plan to release a PortableApps version, please remove the registration reminder there.
Thank you!


2 Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Permission for a portable version on: July 30, 2015, 08:20:52 AM
Hello mouser,

for Screenshot Captor there is only an older portable version (4.5.0) available at available:

The next problem is, that Screenshot Captor Portable is an "Development Test" version and not a "Official Portable Version".
Original Portable Apps are automatically updated via the PortableApps Plattform (a launcher as shown here:

I told you that I work as an Ergonomic Engineer and Usability Engineer.
We are here now 9 people in our team and ALL of us want to use Screenshot Captor.
The problem is that all other users except me have no Admin rights, so all of my colleagues can not install applications.
We can use portable versions, but not install applications.

It wold really be cool, when Screenshot Captor would be available as official PortableApps application that is automatically updated by the PortableApps Plattform.
I know you offer a "normal" portable Version at your site, but this must be updated manually.
Details about packaging an application in the PortableApps format can be found here:

Please consider this idea.
Thank you!


3 Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: BUG - .objects listed in file tab on: July 21, 2015, 04:15:41 PM

of cause I used the standalone screenshot feature (very very often).
I also switched very often from standalone screenshot to docked screenshot.


4 Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: BUG - .objects listed in file tab on: July 21, 2015, 03:25:10 PM

today it also worked (the .objects was shown for just a second and then was removes).
It seems that this problem occurs when I have Screenshot Captor running for several hours and also worked for a longer time with it.


5 Software / Screenshot Captor / BUG - .objects listed in file tab on: July 15, 2015, 08:47:33 AM

when I take a screen shot, add some objects and hit {Ctrl}+{S} to save, then I see in the file tab also the .objects file for the saved screen shot.
See attached screen shot ScreenshotCaptor.png.
When I press {F5} then the .objects file dis-appears.

This problem occurs often.
If I adjust 3 screen shots, I see also 3 .objects files.


6 Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Display Ruler in Zoom on: July 14, 2015, 08:39:43 AM
Hello mouser,

all I need is that you add in the zoom panel (here you see the red lines) the following options:

  • Let me adjust the zoom (zoom in and zoom out)
    This can be done by clicking on the zoom panel and pressing the {+} and {-} keys on the keyboard
  • Turn off / turn on a scale (numbers).
    This scale is depending on the zoom level, so when I zoom out to 16x enlargement, there should be one number in each line

I work as Ergonomic Engineer and Usability Engineer.
So I check applications if they fulfil the needs according to DIN-EN-ISO 9241.
On part of my test is the font size and the font type.

Font Size
When I check the font size, I use Consuc Ruler.
Here I measure the font in the about box of SC.
See attached screen shot sc_font_size.png.
I add such screen shots to the screen shot of the application, so the IT projects can see on the screen shot, that the font is 9 pixels and this is too small.

Font Type
Here we check if some small characters (lie h) are larger than the capital characters.
Sorry for my bad English, it should become clear if you look at the attached screen shot sc_font_type.png
Here you see that the small "h" and "b" are larger than the capital "F".
These screen shots I also add to the screen shot of the application.

It would be cool when you add scale numbers and allow to zoom in.
So I would select a zoom level where each line has a number (so you can easily see the font height).
This way I just need ONE tool (Screenshot Captor) to make screen shots, to mark issues and to measure the font size and font type (by taking screenshots of the SC window and paste the small Zoom panel into the screenshot of the application).

For a sample showing how such a screen shot of an tested application can look like, see sample.png.
This is just a quick (and dirty) example.
But it should show how I work.


7 Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: SUGGESTION: Maximum Screen Size on: July 14, 2015, 05:54:07 AM
Hello mouser,

I am working with this mode some weeks now and it really helps me a lot.
Fantastic work (as always).

I suggest the following improvements:
1) implement an hot key for toggling standalone screenshot window (F11 would be really nice)
2) implement a toolbar button to toggle toggling standalone screenshot window

Suggestion 1 is really important, waiting for a small update.


8 Software / Screenshot Captor / Print Template on: January 23, 2015, 05:48:15 AM

I use Screenshot Captor to take screenshots for Ergonomic reports.
For the current report I have 57 screen shots.

We need all those screenshots in one single PDF file.
I know that Screenshot Captor can perform this already.

But the problem is, that we need it in a special layout:
  • at the top right we need the logo of our department
  • at the top left we need the filename of the screenshot
  • at the bottom we need a foother with some additional information (name of the application, date, page)

So we have a Word template, that contains this all.
For the file-name we have the text <Fine-Name>, for the image we have the placeholder <Screen>.

It would be cool if I can select all images that I want to have in the word file, then select to export them wo Word and then select the Word file I want to use.
Screenshot Captor shoud recognize the tags <Fine-Name> and <Screen> and replace them with the data taken fromn the screen shot.
This should be repeated for each selected screen (so at the end I have a word file that contains one screenshot per page).

This feature would really be cool.
And it would safe us a lot of work (adding 57 screenshots manually took me nearly an hour).

Please consider this idea!


9 Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: SUGGESTION: Maximum Screen Size on: December 29, 2014, 06:38:04 AM
Hello Mouser,

thank you for implementing this!

Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

10 Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: View image without objects on: December 29, 2014, 06:36:45 AM
Hello Mouser,

SC did not ask, if I want to save when I clicked on an other image.
I hope I remember correctly (I am at home, so I can not re-test this).

If I open the image in an external editor you should show a modal dialog that asks me to click "OK" when I am finished editing the image with the external editor.
Would this be an option?


11 Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: SUGGESTION: Maximum Screen Size on: December 04, 2014, 05:10:27 AM
Hello Mouser,

how is the actual status?


12 Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: View image without objects on: December 04, 2014, 05:08:17 AM
Hallo mouser,

I found a bug here:
When I click the button "Launch Graphic Editor" then Paint opens the image without objects.
When I close Paint without changing anything then I see the image in Screenshot Captor the image with objects, but when I open the PNG on my HDD then this has NO Objects (just the plain image.
I have to save the image manually in Screenshot Captor (although I did not change anything in Paint).

When I made my screen shots for an application this caused severe problems, because I did not recognized that the objects are gone and I delivered she screen shots to the project team.

So when I don't change anything in the PNG file in Paint then Screenshot Captor should automatically save the image (so it is like before: a screen shot with objects).
When the PNG was modified in Paint (different file date and time) then Screenshot Captor should should ask me what I want to do (should the changes be adapted or not).


13  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for Software KWM on: November 06, 2014, 01:08:26 PM
Hello Renegade,

Let me know when you've downloaded them so I can remove the file.

Thank you, I have downloaded it.
Will test it tomorrow, when I have more time.


14  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for Software KWM on: November 06, 2014, 08:09:30 AM

the only problem I have with Synergy is that I can not test it before I buy it.
Spending $10 and then recognizing that it is the wrong tool is not an option for me.


15  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for Software KWM on: November 06, 2014, 07:25:38 AM

I started using ShareMouse that allows me to use one keyboard and one mouse for multiple devices.
You can find it here:

For me a hardware KVM is not a good solution, because I like the feature to copy text via the clipboard to my laptop and to drag and drop files between PCs.

I just wanted to know if something is offered here before I start searching.


16 Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: View image without objects on: November 06, 2014, 02:12:53 AM
Hello mouser,

Neat idea.  I could add a feature for this quite easily -- perhaps I will.

Why just perhaps? Wink

Screenshot Captor also does this when you configure an external Graphic Editor, in the options and hit the Graphic Editor toolbar button.  It does this so that you can make changes to the background image while preserving your objects.

Perfect, just what I needed!
I defined MS Paint as external tool and now I can see the original image (without the objects) with one mouse click.
And I can edit it (like remove some parts).


17  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Looking for Software KWM on: November 06, 2014, 01:35:34 AM

is here (on DonationCoder) a software available, that allows me to control multiple Computers with ONE mouse and ONE keyboard?
I know there are many tools available on the market, I just wonder if there is something available here.


18 Software / Screenshot Captor / View image without objects on: November 05, 2014, 05:48:18 AM

I work as an Ergonomic Engineer / Usability Engineer.
I use Screenshot Captor to mark issues in screenshots of applications.
Here I use objects like rectangles, arrows and text boxes but I also insert small screen shots (zoomed view of a small part of the window).

It would be very useful to keep all those changes but to have a way to see the original screen shot without all object.
This is just a temporal view that is needed to check something (I do not need the original image without the objects as a separate image file).

I just found the way to save a copy of the image and then remove all object.
Afterwards I have to delete the new image.

Is there an easier way to perform this?
I miss a menu entry "View -> Original image wothout objects".


19 Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: SUGGESTION: Maximum Screen Size on: October 23, 2014, 02:38:08 PM
Perfect, thank you!
20 Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: SUGGESTION: Maximum Screen Size on: October 23, 2014, 08:41:53 AM
Hello Mouser,

any plans when this will be realized?


21 Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: SUGGESTION: Maximum Screen Size on: September 23, 2014, 01:50:49 PM

once is to have a toggle somewhere (available with hotkey perhaps) that switches the SC interface to a mode where the ONLY thing visible in the entire window is the image, hiding all other interface items.

I think the minimum solution would be if you add an hotkey that shows/hides the screenshot panel.
This is wasting most space.
A hotkey is better than pressing the checkbox.
Maybe a one-key jotkey like [F12].

Additional you should allow to un-dock the screenshot panel as a toolbar.
This way I can move it to the second monitor and can select the screen shot I want to work with.
This would help a lot.

In my eyes it it NOT needed to hide the toolbar at the right side or the menu at the top.
This is not wasting much space.
Just the screenshot panel is a bit large, because in our company we have "Segoe UI 12 pixel" as system font (so the text in the screenshot panel is larger) and my filename are longer (full name of the dialogue and the application and the version number and a counter).

The other would be to have a way to break our the main image panel to a window of its own that could be maximized on a different screen.

This is also not needed, see explanation below.

If I 'open' an image file via the SC thumbnail panel (double-click, or press enter with thumbnail selected), it opens in my windows default viewer.
Could that be used to view a large image full-size in another monitor?

No, because I am editing the image, not viewing it.

I work as a ergonomic engineer.
Here I am responsible for one big application (1400 dialogs).

The application has different windows, each widow has tabs at the top, each tab has multiple tabs at the right side (sub-tabs).
Some dialogs have also a popup dialogue that is opened when you press a button on a dialogue.
The application is delivered 4 times a year, so there are multiple version numnbers.
And for one dialog I need often 2 to 8 screen shots to mark all problems I have found (because the application can be displayed in 5 different font sizes and at 14 pixels font size there are often problems).

So my filenames look like this (also the length is comparable to the original file names):

So my filenames of the screen shots are really long and I need to see the full screen shot name.
If I enlarge the screenshot panel to see all file names, then I have scrollbars in the screenshot (the image) that I need to see in 100% (because I also measure the font sizes and this is only possible in 100%).

So at the moment I select an image, hide the screenshot panel, edit the screen shot (mark some errors and write some textboxes).
Then I show the screenshot panel, go to the next screenshot and edit it.
I often go back to the previous screen shot, because I have found an additional bug (styleguide violation) and on the previos screen shot there is enough space for the text box.
I switch really often between the screen shots.

So hiding the screenshot panel with a hotkey would help just a little bit, I would have to press the hot key very often.
But a hot key would be faster than moving the mouse to the "Thumbnail Panel" and clicking it.
This should be implemented for quick helping me.

The best solution would be if I have the screenshot panel as a tool window that I can move to my second monitor.
On my first monitor I see exactly the same window that I see now when I have hidden the screenshot panel (by the checkbox).
Enough space for the screenshot and also for the toolbar.

Sorry if you have to read a lot, but I hope now my problem gets more clear.


22 Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: SUGGESTION: Maximum Screen Size on: September 23, 2014, 02:32:51 AM

I work with Screenshot Captor daily, it really is an excellent tool.
But I really miss the "Maximum Screen Size" feature that I have suggested above.

The most urgent part of this idea would be to un-dock the screenshot panel (the list of my screenshots) and have this as a floating window.
I selected to see the Screenshot panel as a simple list on the left side.

My filenames are longer and differ just by the counter at the end.
So I need a wider panel to differ all file names, I have to switch screen shots very often.

I know that I can cklick the checkbox "Thumbnail Panel" to show and hide the panel.
But this is a very bad usability (requires many mouse clicks when I change the screenshot).
A floating panel would be very useful because I cold move this to a second monitor.

Mouser: any chance to see this?


23 Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: SUGGESTION: Maximum Screen Size on: May 22, 2014, 03:22:57 AM

I am working on screen shots of an application, that uses the full screen size.
I also measure the font size, so I need the 100% zoom.

I have minimized the bottom panel and also hidden the scanner toolbar.
But I need the thumbnail panel to select different screen shots (need to read the file name, select it, modify the screen shot, go to the next screen, compare, edit and so on).

So it really would be very useful if I can un-dock the thumbnail panel (this way I can move it to the second monitor).
Same for the toolbar on the right side (including the zoom slider).

Alternatively you can add [F11] hotkey for full screen mode (like Mozilla Firefox has it).


24 Software / Screenshot Captor / SUGGESTION: Maximum Screen Size on: May 03, 2013, 02:30:04 AM

I use Screenshot Captor to make screenshots of applications and mark issues (bugs) in there.
The applications run in full-screen size, so the screenshot has the same size than my screen resolution.
If I want to see the complete screen shot (to see if I have forgotten to mark some issues) I must reduce the zoom to 85%.
At this zoom it is hard to identify issues and to measure font sizes or color contrasts.
The best solution would be to see the screenshot in 100% zoom.

I suggest you allow the user to drag the Thumbnail Panel and the Toolbar (the bar with the buttons and the element properties like transparency or shadow) out of their positions, so they are floating on the screen.
This way I can move them to the second monitor.
Of cause you must allow to dock them again at their original position.

The Zoom-Slider could either be moved to the top (left to the checkbox "AutoFit") or in the statusbar.
Or you attach the zoom slider at the toolbar.

In the preferences the user can decide if the elements should be floating and where the zoom slider should be positioned.

This feature would save me many mouse clicks (zooming).
Please consider this suggestion.

An easier way for you would be to add a checkbox "Toolbar" beside "Thumbnail Panel" that shows/hides the toolbar (including the zoom slider and the element properties).
But this means I need two mouse clicks to hide the Toolbar and the Thumbnail Panel and again two mouse clicks to show them again.
A floating solution is in fact the better way (better usability).


25 Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Permission for a portable version on: September 05, 2012, 02:58:45 PM

Soon; but if you like i could send you a version to test right now.

no hurry, I can wait until the official release.
But thanks for the offer.


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