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Author Topic: Feature request: quickly switch between PNG und JPG  (Read 4067 times)

mtemp

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Feature request: quickly switch between PNG und JPG
« on: April 25, 2014, 08:31:08 AM »
hi,

sometimes I need the path of a taken screenshot as PNG in my clipboard, sometimes as JPG (dependent on the captured area: photos vs. text) -- without saving it first as PNG or as JPG and then copying its path into the clipboard (e.g. for uploading it to facebook & co.).

When I need several screenshots as PNGs, I am changing the file format in the preferences -- and vice versa. But this step is a little bit circuitous (at least for me and my special needs ;))

So, a further option or similar in the post-capture window would be very useful to quickly switch between these two formats.

What's your opinion? ;)

Thanks a lot!
mtemp

PS: maybe another "great idea" as my wish for such a post-capture window: http://www.donationc...57.msg34117#msg34117 :) :)

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Re: Feature request: quickly switch between PNG und JPG
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2014, 10:58:18 AM »
I don't want to clutter up the post-capture dialog any further, because it will overload people.

However, i could add some ways to send a signal to SC (via second instance commandline option) to do things like this (switch format or do a change of format).

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Re: Feature request: quickly switch between PNG und JPG
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2014, 07:54:16 AM »
... ah, I have the solution for "my" feature ;)

-> integrating a "format switcher" in the context menu of Screencaptor in the System Tray, as stand alone menu oder e.g. in "capture options"


... or am I the only person who

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Re: Feature request: quickly switch between PNG und JPG
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2014, 01:57:12 PM »
Hi forum.
Displaying Screenshots on blackberry cell phone:

Is it current that PNG images take longer to display on screen than JPG images?

PNG screenshots look more perfect, but they have Lag.
JPG images denote compression, especially by increasing their zoom, they look slightly dirty.
Although heaviest, the JPG are faster than PNG.
« Last Edit: May 05, 2014, 02:18:40 PM by Epamitut »

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Re: Feature request: quickly switch between PNG und JPG
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2014, 02:15:24 PM »
Due to their better quality, PNG generally have a larger filesize than JPG, hence the longer loading times.


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Re: Feature request: quickly switch between PNG und JPG
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2014, 02:26:54 PM »
Hi Deozaan.
But, It is ironic. Throught "Screenshot Captor" my PNG snapshots are substantially lighter (smaller) than JPG.
Also, in that BB cellphone, PNGs have delay launching (zooming) in display. JPGs not.
« Last Edit: May 06, 2014, 12:29:35 PM by Epamitut »

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Re: Feature request: quickly switch between PNG und JPG
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2014, 03:07:50 PM »
Hi Deozaan.
But, It is ironic. With "Screenshot Captor" my PNG snapshots are substantially lighter than JPG.

hi Epamitut - in SC that could be to do with the compression settings (see "Image File Format" in prefs).
(I'm presuming by 'lighter' you mean smaller.)
Tom

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Re: Feature request: quickly switch between PNG und JPG
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2014, 03:14:46 PM »
... and PNGs "like" wide areas with less colors and less details :)

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Re: Feature request: quickly switch between PNG und JPG
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2014, 08:05:51 AM »
However, i could add some ways to send a signal to SC (via second instance commandline option) to do things like this (switch format or do a change of format).

Am I right that I can change the file format via commandline -- eg "ScreenshotCaptor.exe -format png" -- only by restarting Screenshot Captor and not "silently" in the background?

Thanks again!

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Re: Feature request: quickly switch between PNG und JPG
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2014, 08:20:08 AM »
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only by restarting Screenshot Captor and not "silently" in the background?
no, it should work silently in the background on the currently running instance.

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Re: Feature request: quickly switch between PNG und JPG
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2014, 09:16:49 AM »
Okay. But if Captor is opened and I run the EXE with the command line (via "Windows, Run") then the Captor window flickers -- that's normal? A little bit irritating... ;)

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Re: Feature request: quickly switch between PNG und JPG
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2014, 10:26:45 AM »
hmm, ill have to check into that -- it shouldn't do that.

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Re: Feature request: quickly switch between PNG und JPG
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2014, 10:42:06 AM »
... but it's not very annoying ;)

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Re: Feature request: quickly switch between PNG und JPG
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2015, 11:26:06 AM »
... and in the meantime it works perfectly -- switching between png and jpg via "Windows-R" )