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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: "Secure Email As a Potential Terrorist Indicator" ??! on: Today at 03:51:20 AM
^good points. FWIW I'm not a fan of the whole rights approach to the world.

When you start assigning guaranteed rights to people, people almost always find usage cases that the majority will not ever agree is acceptable and will seek to do something about even if it means that the expected rights are no longer inalienable.

with ^that^ in mind, I shortened this bit:

Its illegal because it violates somebody else [...]
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The impossible thing software on: January 29, 2015, 05:05:57 PM
very bad idea contro

does this mean you've figured out the idea? (I guess that's a little dig at both of you :p)
3  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: extract pics from MOV.video on: January 29, 2015, 02:27:04 PM
I tried it, but quality is a bit disappointing  Sad

in my experience, that's generally the case when taking stills from video - unless it's very high resolution footage and there's not much motion in the scene.
I would suspect that SC is not to blame, as it records exactly what is on the screen.
4  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Scrolable object - Need help capturing it on: January 29, 2015, 02:23:55 PM
yeps, only manually as it's says it can't check things automatically, I just need to make sure I scroll the same size everytime, or the final image will be off :/

Thanks!

in theory it will recognise the overlap between each image and the next - so it doesnt have to be exactly the same, so long as there *is* an overlap - but you'll just have to try it and see how it goes (let us know how you get on!)
5  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: extract pics from MOV.video on: January 29, 2015, 04:01:44 AM
hi janvg
there is an autocapture option - I dont see any way of making a hotkey for it though - only seems accessible via the tray context menu (?)

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Edit // I dont use it myself - it looks like you toggle it on/off and it will then work automatically when you press any of the capture hotkeys.
Try it out :-)
6  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Unusual behaviour with Copy/Paste [in SC] on: January 29, 2015, 02:52:01 AM
i shall try to fix that.
Quote
that sorts any privacy worries anyway

the full bitmap object you paste can only be found in the extra .objects file anyway; if you shared the png file it would only contain what you can see in the png.

okay, thanks mouser
7  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Unusual behaviour with Copy/Paste [in SC] on: January 29, 2015, 02:36:56 AM
How to avoid the oddities you are encountering?  After pasting the bitmap, and getting it exactly how you want it, go to the Objects menu and choose to "flatten all objects to background".  This will merge in the pasted image into the main one.  All future cropping will proceed as you expect -- though note that you will no longer be able to move/scale the pasted object.

Let me know if it still seems blurry after you merge to the background.

ah, very good - that sorts any privacy worries anyway thumbs up

But it is still blurry when flattened - does look like anti-aliasing
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Do we have any musical people on DC? on: January 28, 2015, 01:24:00 PM
^enjoyed those videos.
Interesting for a non-musician music-lover to learn a bit from a musician's perspective.

Even with a moron (whom she doesn't seem to mind) horning in to do some party tricks... Seriously Jeff? Seriously? Could you just for once get the **** out of the way and let somebody else play something?  That G-G <rest> F#^G thing you're doing - and plucking way too hard* - adds nothing that couldn't just as easily have been handled by the kick drum. In the background.

Lol, I couldnt watch after about a minute of that :-/

9  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Removing images when printing? on: January 28, 2015, 01:16:27 PM
I think PriPrinter Pro will be willing to give Donationcoder a 30% discount on the Pro, making it a bit better.

Based on some recent correspondence after a Bits special (which was not on the Pro.)

seems to me the standard version would be fine - unless the "PDF publisher" integrated in the pro version is something special...

Edit, maybe it is - this link gives a better idea of differences:
http://priprinter.com/editions.htm
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The impossible thing software on: January 28, 2015, 01:13:52 PM
I'm still not clear -
why not simply keep notes and ideas in a PIM ?
11  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Scrolable object - Need help capturing it on: January 28, 2015, 01:10:32 PM
Does regular scrolling capture not work?

Have you tried manually scrolling/capturing?
Video here:
http://www.donationcoder....sts/dc/3ds/sc29/sc29.html


I'm not clear whether you've tried regular scolling capture - videos about that here:
Screenshot Captor 3 - Window Object and Scrolling Capture Screencast Videos
12  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Wanted: sound volume toggle using fn + f11 and f12 keys on: January 28, 2015, 08:27:51 AM
This is a great idea thumbs up


Um, thanks very much Target. I have a slight problem, however: when I try to run the exe I get an error message saying 'Can't load icon'. Line 014.

I got the same error, but it did actually load to tray - with icon - and worked as planned.
(Win.7 x64)

---------------------------
SoundsLake.exe
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Error:  Can't load icon.

Specifically: autohotkey.exe

   Line#
--->   014: Menu,tray,icon,autohotkey.exe,2

The current thread will exit.
---------------------------
OK  
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13  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Unusual behaviour with Copy/Paste [in SC] on: January 28, 2015, 06:52:34 AM
I select part of an image, copy, and paste it elsewhere in the same image (png):

a)
#1. the quality is not as sharp as originally - it's quite blurry actually.
#2. I do notice that, if I click and drag over an area including the pasted bit, that it momentarily shows as sharp as the original.
#3. if I view the image elsewhere (viewer/photoshop), the pasted part is not sharp
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#2 above makes me think that the quality of the paste could possibly be made as good as the original image (?)

b)
There is unusual behaviour when cropping the image cuts part of the pasted clip - *all* of the pasted clip continues to show in SC. The thumbnail correctly shows this pasted part cropped, and it also shows correctly in other viewers I tried.
Which seems okay, but if something is being cropped e.g. for privacy reasons, I presume that if I can see it in SC, then others would be able to see it in SC or possibly elsewhere (?)
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: memonic on: January 28, 2015, 05:41:58 AM
Looks/sounds interesting.

'Tour':
http://www.memonic.com/tour

'Plans':
http://www.memonic.com/subscription/plans

Should we put in some pics?
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if you're testing it, that would be great!
15  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: DxO photo software 30% off January 2015 on: January 27, 2015, 04:39:03 AM
I thought OEM versions of Windows were the versions Microsoft sell to hardware manufacturers, and weren't released into the "wild," except when they were superannuated bin ends?  I'm surprised if OEM versions could be found on eBay, but maybe I should take a look!  Thanks for the tip.  Whatever machine I have next, I'd really like to have proper install disks, not just some kind of rescue disk.  It's good if Win7 lasts for a few years as XP and 7 seem to be the best-ever versions.

I dont know the exact details, but someone brought MS to court here in Germany a few years back, with the result that they can legally be sold to 'ordinary' individuals here in .de land. Some of them ship international. As I say, the language thing would need to be checked out, how that works in a 7 install. You might be lucky and find an English one... (if you need help with it at any stage feel free to PM)
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Movies or films you've seen lately on: January 27, 2015, 04:31:52 AM
^ what was that Aussie 'Wedding-film' with loads of Abba music - that was good, that one ;-)
"wedding film abba aussie australian" found it:
Muriel's Wedding

seeing as your posting pics:

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17  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The impossible thing software on: January 26, 2015, 01:33:18 PM
Can you give an example Contro?
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Do we have any musical people on DC? on: January 26, 2015, 12:05:26 PM
It will be 2 years in March since my first lesson and the obsession become more urgent every day - now playing in 2 orchestras and various ensembles including a cello quartet (great fun) ....  Kiss

wow, that's really impressive Carol!
19  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: 4.9.3 bug? where can I set "Capture Fixed Region Size" ? on: January 26, 2015, 09:30:11 AM
hi ong
not sure where it is in the help file (?) but in my version (4.9.3), it's in Options under:
Advanced tweaking >My Favourites

doesnt seem the most logical place to have it, but there you go :-)
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: everyday life revolution on: January 26, 2015, 09:21:23 AM
I think you've pretty much covered this topic between home automation, and ideas that will change society.

With your enthusiasm for the topic(s), you may be someone who gets involved in somehow 'changing the world'. Maybe you will also find some enthusiasm here, but looking at those threads again, I suspect not.
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The impossible thing software on: January 26, 2015, 08:23:39 AM
^ I'm partial to both suggestions cheesy
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The impossible thing software on: January 26, 2015, 07:21:43 AM
Exist a really good free software for generate gifts ?

I do not know what you mean here - can you try again ? :-)
23  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: DxO photo software 30% off January 2015 on: January 25, 2015, 12:44:05 PM
The review you posted chimes with what else I've heard about DxO, but it's worth knowing that they've just changed the configurations of their Standard and Elite packages.  Previously, Elite was for high-end cameras.  Now, both versions handle all cameras, but you need the Elite version for the more advanced tools.  Which, almost inevitably, includes the one little feature you really, really wanted...

thanks rj.
I see a sort-of-a comparision here. The 'Essential' version seems to compare well. No noise reduction at raw level seems like the big difference - considering though that the noise reduction is one of it's strong points, that does make the decision more difficult :-/


I'm a bit ambivalent about the offer because I'm still on 32-bit Vista, which isn't supported under DxO's latest versions, and have no immediate plans to change computer/OS.  Actually, I wonder if it's a bad time to buy a new computer because the well-liked Win7 is gone, at least I believe Microsoft are no longer supporting it and full versions are sold out, the cordially-hated Win8/8.l is dying, and Win10 isn't here yet.  Sigh.

my two cents:
as someone who's only ever used OEMs for desktop machines, and has a Win7 pc and a Win8.1 laptop - I'd go for a pc without OS, and a windows 7 oem. It gets supported for another 5 years and it might not get any better (versions 8/10).
FWIW you can get multilingual OEMs (usually DELL) on ebay.de for less than 30€ .e.g. here. (Disclaimer: those OEMs are classified as german - I have used one but cant remember how much german language is involved before you can change it).
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: January 25, 2015, 11:04:25 AM
As a keen cyclist with children, I had always been in favour of the New Zealand law making it compulsory to wear a bicycle helmet. However, the outcome of that law is apparently not what one might have intuitively expected - according to a 2012 report from the NZ Medical Journal. I'd not seen it before. Very interesting statistical analysis.
Evaluation of New Zealand’s bicycle helmet law - New Zealand Medical Journal

Seems like a good article thumbs up

Related:
I remember reading a report in some Sunday paper a good few years back that claimed that wearing a helmet while cycling led to drivers taking less care around cyclists, which in turn led to more accidents and fatalities.
(Sorry, no links. The statistics for that article came from France IIRC, & FWIW.)

I cycle regularly in the summer. I've found that if I cycle well, i.e. keep a very straight line, some drivers will pass dangerously close to me. So I tend to weave slightly to try and keep them more aware, and wary, of me. Not ideal, but I'm still here :-/
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Time lapse video (thread) on: January 24, 2015, 06:24:09 PM
This one comes in two versions:

  • 1. very impressive night-sky footage, great music and editing, and -
  • 2. the same video - but they 'fix' the sky and stars, and we see the earth move around the sky

well worth watching both

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFpeM3fxJoQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFpeM3fxJoQ</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkn2ZXWDl6k" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkn2ZXWDl6k</a>
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