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Screenshot Captor / Re: View image without objects
« on: December 04, 2014, 05:08 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).



General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for Software KWM
« on: November 06, 2014, 01:08 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.



General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for Software KWM
« on: November 06, 2014, 08:09 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.



General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for Software KWM
« on: November 06, 2014, 07:25 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.



Screenshot Captor / Re: View image without objects
« on: November 06, 2014, 02:12 AM »
Hello mouser,

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

Why just perhaps? ;)

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).



General Software Discussion / Looking for Software KWM
« on: November 06, 2014, 01:35 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.



Screenshot Captor / View image without objects
« on: November 05, 2014, 05:48 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".



Screenshot Captor / Re: SUGGESTION: Maximum Screen Size
« on: October 23, 2014, 02:38 PM »
Perfect, thank you!

Screenshot Captor / Re: SUGGESTION: Maximum Screen Size
« on: October 23, 2014, 08:41 AM »
Hello Mouser,

any plans when this will be realized?



Screenshot Captor / Re: SUGGESTION: Maximum Screen Size
« on: September 23, 2014, 01:50 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.



Screenshot Captor / Re: SUGGESTION: Maximum Screen Size
« on: September 23, 2014, 02:32 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?



Screenshot Captor / Re: SUGGESTION: Maximum Screen Size
« on: May 22, 2014, 03:22 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).



Screenshot Captor / SUGGESTION: Maximum Screen Size
« on: May 03, 2013, 02:30 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).



Screenshot Captor / Re: Permission for a portable version
« on: September 05, 2012, 02:58 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.



Screenshot Captor / Re: Permission for a portable version
« on: September 05, 2012, 10:08 AM »
I've found the bug and fixed it; fix will be in next release (v3.10.01).

When will v3.10.01 be released?



Screenshot Captor / Re: Permission for a portable version
« on: April 01, 2012, 02:36 AM »
One annotation: I tested using the portable version 3.00.01
You get it here:

Screenshot Captor / Re: Permission for a portable version
« on: March 31, 2012, 07:30 AM »

the List index out of bounds bug in the portable version of Screenshot Captor is still existing!

Here the original message from the PortableApps forum:
I took a screenshot and added an clipart object (in the right toolbar the yellow icon with the mountain on it).
A list of cliparts is shown.
When I scroll down the list (using the scroll bar) I get the following Error messages:

Message 1: List index out of bounds (-1)
Message 2: Invalid pointer operation
Message 3: Unknown software exception (after closing SC via the system tray icon)
Message 4: Abnormal program termination (after pressing OK in the unknown software exception)

Can you please have a look at this?



Screenshot Captor / Re: Permission for a portable version
« on: March 25, 2012, 06:21 AM »

the current portable version at works fine.



Screenshot Captor / Re: Permission for a portable version
« on: January 30, 2012, 08:36 AM »
Hi Ollu.  I'll look into it -- I should be able to fix the issues this week.

Hello Mouser,

what about the update?
When will it be released?



Screenshot Captor / Re: Permission for a portable version
« on: January 10, 2012, 01:41 PM »
Hello Mouser,

at Portable Apps there is a new release (Development Test 2) of Screenshot Captor released.
There are some new bugs in the package process (not your fault).

But there is one error message that seems to come from Screenshot Captor.
Message Title: Screenshot Captor
Message Text: '40.0' is not a valid floating point value.
Edit: more details about this error message you get here: http://portableapps....30465#comment-188637

Can you please have a look at this?
If it is really a problem with Screenshot Captor, then you should try to fix it.
Thank you!



Screenshot Captor / Re: Permission for a portable version
« on: January 10, 2012, 01:08 AM »
Hello Mouser,

toms wrote "Should it be called donationware instead of freeware?"
If you want to I can post in the Portable Apps Forum that it should be "Donationware".



Screenshot Captor / Re: Permission for a portable version
« on: January 09, 2012, 06:27 AM »
Hello Mouser,

meanwhile the portable version (alpha) is released.

I had a look at it and found some bugs, also a List index out of bounds (-1) error.
And I also have a guess what the problem might be.

Can you please have a look at the portable version (and my comments there).
Maybe there is something that you can improve in Screenshot Captor.
Thank you, Mouser!



Screenshot Captor / Permission for a portable version
« on: December 25, 2011, 02:14 PM »

I requested a portable version of Screenshot Captor at
for details, see here:

Mauser wrote there:
I'm the author of Screenshot Captor, and some of the other programs at
I'm a fan of PortableApps.

One of the developers at asked for permission to publish "Screenshot Captor portable".
So, Mauser, please answer his question at the posting.
Thank you!



Screenshot Captor / BUG - Copy Object
« on: February 24, 2011, 07:25 AM »

I installed the actual version of Screeenshot Captor (2.90.01).

I placed an "Text Object" to an image and typed as text the number "1".
The Object Select Mode is still active, so I pressed [CTRL]+[C] to copy the text object.
Then I pressed [CTRL]+[V] to paste the text object (I want a copy of the first object).
But here the complete screen shot is inserted again.

In an older version of Screenshot Captor (2.78.01) it worked as described above.
I guess this is a bug, so please have a look at it.



Screenshot Captor / Measure sizes
« on: April 27, 2010, 03:08 PM »

when I check applications (if they fit some needs in design) I also measure some component dimensions (hight and width of a button for example).
Reason: every button needs to have the same size.

In the suggestion Display Ruler in Zoom (http://www.donationc...ex.php?topic=22558.0) I suggested to display a ruler in the zoom pane.
For measuring the dimensions the application Consic Ruler ( has also a handy feature.
You press [F5] for a horizontal (and [F6] for a vertical) measurement.
At a horizontal measurement you see a vertical black line (full screen height).
Then you move the mouse to the beginning of the button, hold down the mouse cursor and drag the mouse to the end of the button.
While doing this, you see also a second vertical line at your mouse position and a horizontal line between them.
You also see the dimensions in pixels.

Feel free to download Consic Ruler and test this yourself.

This way I see quickly, if a component has an invalid size.
The "Display Ruler in Zoom" feature works for small dimensions (like the height of a button).
For bigger sizes I use the measurement .

Please add such a feature in Screenshot Captor.
Then I would need only one application and Screenshot Captor would get more powerful.



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