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Author Topic: Screenshot Captor Idea - Monitor other folders and steal images from them  (Read 3100 times)

mouser

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I had a fun idea which wouldn't be hard to implement but I'm not sure if there is any real use for it.

The idea was to let you configure some directories that Screenshot Captor will watch -- and when it sees a new image file in any of those directories it would move (or copy) it into the Screenshot Captor Screenshot directory.

Anyone have any actual real use for this (as opposed to simply thinking it sounds like a fun idea)?

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Re: Screenshot Captor Idea - Monitor other folders and steal images from them
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2012, 09:45:57 PM »
the reverse of this would be cool...sends a backup (raw shot) to a separate folder before u get to editing

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Re: Screenshot Captor Idea - Monitor other folders and steal images from them
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2012, 09:53:38 PM »
Interesting idea.

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Re: Screenshot Captor Idea - Monitor other folders and steal images from them
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2012, 09:54:11 PM »
I would be more likely to use this kind of feature for text, CH+S stealing text files!

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Re: Screenshot Captor Idea - Monitor other folders and steal images from them
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2012, 09:56:41 PM »
And of course that's off topic, sorry mouser

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Re: Screenshot Captor Idea - Monitor other folders and steal images from them
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2012, 02:16:58 AM »
I'm with Stephen and mouser on this one (or rather, two :tellme:).

Both features would be Nice To Have, imho.

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Re: Screenshot Captor Idea - Monitor other folders and steal images from them
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2012, 05:21:16 AM »
It could be a useful item, on occasion.
I think the idea of copying image files is the "safest" approach - on the principle that you should always avoid messing about with the original. ("Don't burn your bridges...")
Same principle seems to be applied in Google Picasa3 - you can make changes (e.g., crop it, sharpen it, etc.) to an image for display purposes, but they are reversible. But you can make it "permanent". This seems to work so that, if you want to save the changed image, then Picasa will by default automatically back up the original to an "Originals" sub-folder in the directory where the original was located. The saved (modified) image is saved as the same filename as the original was.

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Re: Screenshot Captor Idea - Monitor other folders and steal images from them
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2012, 10:06:23 PM »
I would love an "edit in SC" option on the context menu of images, that way I could stop copying the images over and then copying them back to where they were.

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Re: Screenshot Captor Idea - Monitor other folders and steal images from them
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2012, 05:39:34 AM »
^+1 :up:

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Re: Screenshot Captor Idea - Monitor other folders and steal images from them
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2012, 02:45:47 PM »
I will be adding an "open in SC" feature -- I just need to finalize the details and make sure it's easy for people to turn off (never was just an option in previous versions by the way).

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Re: Screenshot Captor Idea - Monitor other folders and steal images from them
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2012, 12:10:53 PM »
I will be adding an "open in SC" feature -- I just need to finalize the details and make sure it's easy for people to turn off (never was just an option in previous versions by the way).

Pretty easy to do, just 2 simple buttons, one to add the registry key, one to remove it xD

I have a few custom Context Menu items done this way :)

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Re: Screenshot Captor Idea - Monitor other folders and steal images from them
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2012, 06:48:01 AM »
The open with SC is an option I'd like but I would also find the odd use for the monitoring of other folders.