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Author Topic: Request : mouse pointer shadow  (Read 3461 times)

The RedBurn

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Request : mouse pointer shadow
« on: December 21, 2005, 09:34:49 AM »
With that, Screenshot Captor would be very near from the perfection.
For now, the only way to get a shadow is to superimpose a transparent pointer image including a shadow.

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Re: Request : mouse pointer shadow
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2005, 09:37:58 AM »
interesting idea..

i wonder if i could have screenshot captor capture the location of the cursor and dynamically insert a cursor "object" that could then be moved around, hiddent, given a shadow, etc.  it's a possibility.. not sure how hard it would be yet. i'll look into it.  might want to submit an official bug/feature request using the "bugtracker" button above so i don't forget :)

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Re: Request : mouse pointer shadow
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2005, 10:24:10 AM »
Hi RedBurn

there areĀ  pointer-cliparts delivert with Captor.
You can insert this clips as "object".
All objects can have additionally shadow.



HTH ?

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Re: Request : mouse pointer shadow
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2005, 03:01:47 AM »
I wonder if it's possible to capture the actual pointer? If it's drawn hardware accelerated or even if windows just hides it when doing a bitblt, it could prove problematic :)
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Re: Request : mouse pointer shadow
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2005, 03:13:22 AM »
maybe this issue needs clarification:
1) screenshot captor has an option to capture the cursor and display it.
2) as stefan points out, it's often more useful to not capture it, but add a cursor as an object afterwards, which lets you move it, resize it, and give it a shadow.  screenshot captor comes with a whole directory full of various cursor objects for this purpose.
3) i was suggesting the best of both worlds, ie capture cursor location and auto add a cursor object at the appropriate place.

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Re: Request : mouse pointer shadow
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2005, 05:26:47 AM »
I don't know how does screenshot captor capture the cursor now, but I suppose that it can only capture the picture with it, not its position.
So, perhaps would it be possible to capture two images : with and without the cursor and then make a diff between them to get the actual position.