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Author Topic: Screenshot Captor - request: add caption automatically  (Read 5554 times)

qwibbles

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Screenshot Captor - request: add caption automatically
« on: February 17, 2008, 02:40:21 PM »
Not sure how I missed this application while looking through the donation coder software.

I have used SPX Instant Screen Capture for years, as it seemed to be the only package that could take screenshots add a caption and autoname them the way I wanted.

Thanks to a bit of reading of the manual this time  ;). I no longer need to use SPX Instant Screen Capture. In fact this thing is on a par with Snag IT for the amount of functionality you get. (Add Paint.net and you're sorted.)

Anyway I digress, a big thanks to Mouser .... again.

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Re: Screenshot Captor - Thanks Mouser
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2008, 03:15:04 PM »
Um ..... I think this post may have to be moved to the feature request section.  8)

It appears the add caption has to be triggered manually after each capture .... <insert words here>. I would like it automatically added.

Also the %customdate% is common for the caption and the file name.... however I would like to use  \  in the caption added to the image.

or ... maybe it's just me reading the manual wrong :-)

I am basically after the ability of the software to automatically save image with a given name which it does fine :-) but I would like it to add the caption automatically and then safe the output once or email the output.

Sorry for posting in the wrong section now .....

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Re: Screenshot Captor - Thanks Mouser
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2008, 03:38:57 AM »
so what you want is for it to auto add a visible caption to the image.
this isnt very hard to add though you may be the only person on the planet that wants it.
let me take it under consideration -- it's not that i'm not willing to add it, it's just it may be something better left until i add a more general scripting/plugin support feature.

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Re: Screenshot Captor - request: add caption automatically
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2008, 02:45:29 PM »
Thanks for the quick responce.

Yes a checkbox in the options which auto adds the caption to the screenshot would be great, that way I can perform multiple screenshots and the caption gets automatically added. (Also the custom date to support the '/', ':' or '\' in the caption only).

P.S. Scripting support would been even better .... :-) but I am not that greedy.

I know 3 other people who would use the function as they all use SPX Instant Capture.

I have an autoit script (from their forums) which triggers a screenshot via the printscreen while doing basic software testing (On Mouse Click). This acts as a record of what was entered on the screens during testing. (I know I should use WinRunner, QA Test or some other automated test suite ... but they cost a fair bit and I just do not need all the other functionality for the simple stuff with which I am involved).

I just want to know what was entered during testing without the  .. well I think i put this here but ... e.t.c. The 'tester' can enter the set of tests they are running in the quickfield and we are sorted.

Best Regards, Qwibbles

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Re: Screenshot Captor - request: add caption automatically
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2008, 08:04:50 PM »
well let me see if i can't add it on the next update --
it's just gotten to the point where the options dialog of things to do "on capture" is getting silly and at this point a little scripting thing would make a lot more sense.

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Re: Screenshot Captor - request: add caption automatically
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2009, 05:40:55 AM »
Hi, Mouser.

Any luck with a check box for this feature or the scripting functions? Or is there a way to automatically create an object file containing the required information?

Regards,

Philip

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Re: Screenshot Captor - request: add caption automatically
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2010, 08:37:27 PM »
This is a feature I would find helpful.