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Author Topic: Request : hightlight pen feature  (Read 6569 times)

nsp6

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Request : hightlight pen feature
« on: March 25, 2009, 10:04:35 AM »
Hi,
I'm using screenshot captor since a bunch of time now thx for your work.
I've lately tested FastStone Screen Capture and i found a fantastic feature that is missing to screenshot captor :(

The feature is the highlight pen (and highlight zone) that does not change font color => so highlighted give almost the same effect as using a stabilo boss pen. ( see attached picture )

do you think it could be possible to add such in Screenshot captor ?

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Re: Request : hightlight pen feature
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2009, 11:25:55 AM »
After you capture, the popup selection box will appear. Select "Keep Image and Show", and you have the options built into screenshotcapture and there is a highlighting option on the right side in the list of tools.

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Re: Request : hightlight pen feature
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2009, 01:02:01 AM »
Nope my dear, the feature is not here !
The main idea is to have a punchy yellow/green/pink/magenta as highlight color instead of having a watter washed one and playing with transparency.
You can see the difference between the both highlight region tool in the attached image.
(left Screenshot Captor - right fastone screen capture)

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Re: Request : hightlight pen feature
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2009, 01:29:05 AM »
I keep my transparency at 55 usually.
An added feature is the transparency adjust aspect.
As well as changing the color.
The transparency effect can be used to block info you don't want in your shot, which is pretty cool and convenient as well.

If Faststone is better for you, that's cool.
Use what suits your needs.

« Last Edit: March 26, 2009, 01:33:42 AM by cmpm »

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Re: Request : hightlight pen feature
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2009, 02:46:00 AM »
its actually a really good request -- i will work on it.

cmpm: thanks for fielding this request initially -- i was thinking exact same thing as you, so i'm glad to read the back and forth here, helped me understand what as being asked for  :up:

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Re: Request : hightlight pen feature
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2009, 04:44:43 AM »
Cool, but keep the options discussed too if you can. Putting a border with the highlight seems to make the text sharper or these eyes are screwy. And the shadow seems to dim the text a bit.

A pen tool with adjustable width and color seems to be the request, keeping a set transparency without lost text sharpness.
I think anyway. A separate tool for text I guess.

Having the adjustable box can be used with other things as well, pictures, desktop shots, as well as text. Brilliant ideas built into Screenshot Capture.

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Re: Request : hightlight pen feature
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2009, 07:43:54 AM »
its actually a really good request -- i will work on it.

cmpm: thanks for fielding this request initially -- i was thinking exact same thing as you, so i'm glad to read the back and forth here, helped me understand what as being asked for  :up:

Thx, i use all the time Screenshot captor specially for open source software bug "report" i use highlight with border only and no shadow because shadow add a dark effect behind the region if transparency is set.
To be honest, I mainly use Text Object as it provide exactly the same feature.

As asked by cmpm, the highlight should not change.
We could have 2 new options and ome more tool :
option 1 : "sharpen | text | cleartype like" mask in order to see text very well.
option 2 : shadow only outside object to avoid dark effect behind the complete region.

tool       : round pen with diameter size.   

The clipart object folder is very convenient once you know where you have to add and organize your stuff.


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Re: Request : hightlight pen feature
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2009, 12:53:44 AM »
its actually a really good request -- i will work on it.


Did you make any progress on it ??


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Re: Request : hightlight pen feature
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2009, 01:55:45 AM »
not yet.

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Re: Request : hightlight pen feature
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2009, 03:54:50 PM »
I'm glad I found this thread, I've been thinking about the same as OP.
Will be very nice to see this feature in Screenshot Captor  :up:

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Re: Request : hightlight pen feature
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2009, 08:06:08 AM »
+1

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Re: Request : hightlight pen feature
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2009, 02:38:50 PM »
Would be fantastic if this highlight pen will be universal in order not to highlight text in the editor (after the screenshot) but in all other applications before to take the screenshot.

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Re: Request : hightlight pen feature
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2009, 04:19:53 PM »

tool       : round pen with diameter size.

If you mean quickly draw like a red loop lasso circle around an area to highlight it I'm with that.  Most screen shots I see for htmlhelp usually use a red loop to show where to click a button or whatever.  It would be nice to use a colored brush/pen, directly in SSC.

(edit: some edits to clean up my sin tax.  I should go back to school to avoid mixing tense, getting tense, whatever.) :)

« Last Edit: September 17, 2009, 01:29:54 PM by MilesAhead »

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Re: Request : hightlight pen feature
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2009, 02:43:22 PM »
I don't know what nsp6 means with Highlight Pen but I would like to see it as a yellow transparent line (sizable) as a fluor highlight pen.