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Author Topic: Automatic Screenshotter v1.09.01 - June 24, 2018  (Read 1276 times)

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Automatic Screenshotter v1.09.01 - June 24, 2018
« on: June 24, 2018, 04:33 AM »
Automatic Screenshotter is a tool that lives down in your system tray and takes regular screenshots of your desk or the active window. The intention is to be a fairly lightweight primitive "backup" tool, like an airplane black box, so that in a case of last resort (app or system crash) you can go back and see what was on your screen at a certain time in the past.

Features:
  • It's made to run in the background, taking screenshots of either the currently active foreground window, or the entire desktop.
  • You can configure how often the screenshots are taken, and how they are named. The naming can include putting them into subdirectories and can be based on the data,time, and application name.
  • It will automatically prune older screenshots based on limits you set regarding screenshot age, # screenshots to keep, and total file space you want to use.
  • It will also try to be smart about avoiding saving multiple screenshots when the window (desktop) contents don't actually change, with some configurable tolerances, to minimize disk space used.
  • It can also be told about certain applications to never capture, or alternatively a small list of applications that it should only ever capture.
  • It can be configured to ignore capture when your pc has been idle for a certain amount of time, or when screensaver is running, or when full-screen games are running.
  • You can also manually trigger a capture with a hotkey.
  • You can also toggle capturing on-and-off easily from system tray menu.
  • Screenshots are saved as standard png files.
  • In summary, the focus is on an automated system of recording recent activity on the screen, and trying to be well behaved regarding disk space usage. You should be able to set it and forget it, until you need to go back and see what was on the screen at a certain time in the near past.



Official web page: http://www.donationc...omatic-screenshotter

Original thread: http://www.donationc...ndex.php?topic=42090

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@v1.09.1 - June 24, 2018
  • [Feature] Added option to disable auto-deletion of older screenshots (and disabled this feature by default)
  • [Improvement] Updated the Internal Media Browser tool.

@v1.08.1 - Aug 5, 2017
  • [Feature] Added option to enable (default) automatic renaming of files if a file exists with the same name already.  This was always done in previous versions, now it can be disabled.
  • [Feature] Added option to save a LastCapture.EXT file in current settings directory after each capture; useful with other tools if you want to react to the latest capture.

@v1.07.1 - May 9, 2017
  • [BugFix] Capturing of active windows could result in partial capture on high-dpi systems.
  • [Feature] You can now specify custom DPI for saved images (default is now 96dpi).
  • [BugFix] Start with windows option was not working.

@v1.06.1 - May 3, 2017
  • [BugFix] Fixed GDI leak that could cause app to hang after thousands of captures.

@v1.05.1 - Mar 21, 2017
  • Support for High-DPI displays (where text magnification setting is over 100%).
  • Improved default sound.
  • New option for capturing a specific region by coordinates.

@v1.01.01 - Jan 1, 2016
  • [Info] First release
« Last Edit: July 13, 2018, 05:30 AM by mouser »

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Re: Automatic Screenshotter v1.09.01 beta - June 24, 2018
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2018, 04:35 AM »
I have uploaded a new beta (v1.09.01).  Although it is a minor update in most ways, the update of the internal media browser tool is non-trivial.

I would appreciate feedback on its functionality.

Note: The automatic pruning (deletion) of old screenshots is now disabled by default), and there is a new easy option for enabling/disabling this function.

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Re: Automatic Screenshotter v1.09.01 beta - June 24, 2018
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2018, 06:11 AM »
I would appreciate feedback on its functionality.
micro-review:
The MousersMediaBrowser.exe could work a bit better with positioning and sizing.
Screenshot - 24_06.jpg as more i play with options as smaller both frames get.
Small bug: double click caption will confuse Windows 10, many own windows react very strange when i doubleclicked caption.
Can it be that you try to have some kind of own taskbar-thingy? (limit screen with your app running)
Caption itself is missing in maximized mode: Screenshot - 24_06 002.jpgAutomatic Screenshotter v1.09.01 - June 24, 2018 (This is my Windows start position @ 0,0) i cannot access any menu anymore.

In Setup/Hotkey, i cannot define any "SHIFT"+Key combination. (example: SHIFT+A result in A)

Hope it helps.
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Re: Automatic Screenshotter v1.09.01 beta - June 24, 2018
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2018, 07:43 AM »
@v1.09.1 - Aug 24, 2018
Can I borrow your time machine?

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Re: Automatic Screenshotter v1.09.01 beta - June 24, 2018
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2018, 04:47 PM »
Can I borrow your time machine?

Oops  :-[ fixed.

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Re: Automatic Screenshotter v1.09.01 beta - June 24, 2018
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2018, 05:18 PM »
Can I borrow your time machine?

Oops  :-[ fixed.

Check the thread's title. :D

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Re: Automatic Screenshotter v1.09.01 beta - June 24, 2018
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2018, 05:28 PM »
 :-[
Fixed.

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Re: Automatic Screenshotter v1.09.01 beta - June 24, 2018
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2018, 05:29 PM »
A reminder for any users of Automatic Screenshotter:

Note: The automatic pruning (deletion) of old screenshots is now disabled by default), and there is a new easy option for enabling/disabling this function.

So if you used the automatic deletion/pruning options in the past, you will have to enable this in the new version, as it defaults to being disabled now, and in the prior version it was enabled by default.

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Re: Automatic Screenshotter v1.09.01 beta - June 24, 2018
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2018, 05:30 PM »
I will soon be adding a manual pruning/deletion function that you can trigger that will help you remove old/unwanted captures.

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Re: Automatic Screenshotter v1.09.01 - June 24, 2018
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2018, 05:30 AM »
Pushed beta to official.

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Re: Automatic Screenshotter v1.09.01 - June 24, 2018
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2018, 09:19 AM »
I really like the idea of this software, although I'm not sure how useful it will be to me lol. I'm going to install it anyway :) Thank you for sharing your apps, their great!