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Author Topic: please add rectangles to the editor  (Read 7800 times)

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please add rectangles to the editor
« on: September 28, 2005, 04:31:22 AM »
Would be great, if one could draw rectangles too, they are great for highlighting stuff IMHO.

You could copy most of the arrow options for that new option.

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Re: please add rectangles to the editor
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2005, 04:37:24 AM »
you can draw rectangles -
 it's the HIGHLIGHT button (looks like yellow marker) on toolbar.

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Re: please add rectangles to the editor
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2005, 04:44:17 AM »
Oops!  :-[ What about renaming that option to "highlight objects/rectangles" then? I kinda doubt I'm the only one finding that a bit confusing ;)

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Re: please add rectangles to the editor
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2005, 04:45:26 AM »
very good point - the current label "highlight object" is confusing.
how about "draw highlighting rectangle/circle" ?

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new feature im going to add - paste clipboard image as new bitmap object
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2005, 04:48:19 AM »
one thing i miss is ability to 1) paste clipboard image as a new resizable/movable object onto an existing screenshot.
2) merge two screenshots.

so i'm going to add these function - i think it will make it easier to combine screenshots.

any related suggestions?

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Re: please add rectangles to the editor
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2005, 04:50:58 AM »
How about changing it to a shapes option, and add other shapes too ... eg. regular polygons with moveable corners (so they can be deformed into any shape)

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Re: please add rectangles to the editor
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2005, 04:52:23 AM »
yeah it might make better sense to make it a picture of a shape, since that's really what it is.
as for other shapes... is there really a need for other shapes?
(maybe a rounded rectangle would be nice)

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Re: please add rectangles to the editor
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2005, 05:06:37 AM »
very good point - the current label "highlight object" is confusing.
how about "draw highlighting rectangle/circle" ?
Ok with me :) And/or make that button look like the two possible shapes.

Within those options, please move the two shape buttons to the very top - to me, that would make more sense, since you normally first decide about shape and then about the exact look of it.

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Re: please add rectangles to the editor
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2005, 05:19:08 AM »
ok i will do that.
i better get started on all these fixes before i forget them :)

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Re: please add rectangles to the editor
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2006, 03:24:14 PM »
one thing i miss is ability to 1) paste clipboard image as a new resizable/movable object onto an existing screenshot.
2) merge two screenshots.

so i'm going to add these function - i think it will make it easier to combine screenshots.

any related suggestions?
Maybe I'm not understanding the concept. When I open Captor, it displays any previous pics as thumbnails on the left, and one is loaded. If I paste, the clipboard is added to the current (old) image, or if I delete that and paste there's a flicker but then a blank image is created. I couldn't find a way to paste as new (rather than using Captor itself to create the image from scratch).

Also, any dialog that has a non-rectangular window isn't captured as such. (A good example that almost everyone has handy is Media Player.)
screenshot - 5_10_2006 , 4_10_44 pm.png

One program that does that well (but otherwise isn't as cool as Captor :D) is the freeware WinSnap. Maybe since both of you are coding the respective programs for fun (and out of necessity) you could combine your efforts? That's not to presume that you want to, of course, but it's a thought. There's a lot of overlap in their feature set.

Here's WinSnap's version of the same shot:
WinSnap.png

BTW, in the FWIW category, the "scissors" pic bundled with Captor needs its finger holes "cut out" -- they're opaque.
 Scissors need transparent finger holes.png
I can try to do it myself and email if you like, but I haven't tried it yet.
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Re: please add rectangles to the editor
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2006, 06:34:16 PM »
i'll look into the transparent background thing.. there must be an easy way to do it..

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Re: please add rectangles to the editor
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2006, 07:58:20 PM »
Let me know if there's anything I can do from this end to help. I'll load those scissors into GIMP in the next couple days (finishing up finals at school) and see what I can do. I should be able to poke a "hole" for those handles.

Is there a way to paste into a new image with Captor that I'm overlooking?
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Re: please add rectangles to the editor
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2006, 09:26:10 PM »
not really but its a good idea and i'm happy to add it for the next update.

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Re: please add rectangles to the editor
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2006, 10:40:06 PM »

Thanks!
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Re: please add rectangles to the editor
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2006, 12:02:06 PM »
Hi Cavalcader,
i don't know if you need one,
but here a lil howto...

1 -  open the scissor pic in graphic editor
2 - fill the two finger holes with an color you didn't need in the picture, in our case maybe yellow
3 - save the scissor with transparence, in *.gif or *.png , and choose the yellow color as
the transparent color.

In some editor you have to set the yellow as transparence first and save then as *.gif or *.png.

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Re: please add rectangles to the editor
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2006, 09:17:23 PM »
Thanks, Abt eriX. I usually use magenta since it's probably the least-used color, but of course MS Paint doesn't even support transparency. If you use GIMP it's a very different process.
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Re: please add rectangles to the editor
« Reply #16 on: June 12, 2006, 04:10:13 PM »
as for other shapes... is there really a need for other shapes?
(maybe a rounded rectangle would be nice)

I, for one, would really appreciate rounded rectangles!