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Author Topic: Capturing transparent windows with transparency - update  (Read 8736 times)

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Capturing transparent windows with transparency - update
« on: January 14, 2007, 01:28:15 AM »
I've figured out how to properly capture transparent windows with alpha mask (woot!)
It will be in the next version.

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Re: Capturing transparent windows with transparency - update
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2007, 09:05:01 AM »
Woohoo!

GrandMasterMouser does it again! :)
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Re: Capturing transparent windows with transparency - update
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2007, 10:52:40 AM »
An early alpha of ScreenshotCaptor with ability to capture non-rectangular windows is now uploaded.  It also fixes an inefficiency which was delaying display of new screenshots significantly - yay!

Message me for private early alpha link.

People who prefer stable releases should just wait for the public release.

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Re: Capturing transparent windows with transparency - update
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2007, 11:02:33 AM »
some screenshots.

here you can see how it finds the active non-rectangular window so the dimming effects can apply to it:
Screenshot - 1_30_2007 , 10_56_57 AM.png


and here its used to autocrop the active non-rectangular window region and apply a nice shadow around it:
Screenshot - 1_30_2007 , 10_57_49 AM.png

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Re: Capturing transparent windows with transparency - update
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2007, 01:21:32 AM »
Nice :)

How'd you go around finding the window extents? GetObject + GetRegionData?
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Re: Capturing transparent windows with transparency - update
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2007, 01:23:55 AM »
ah, rounded corners! nice.. :)

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Re: Capturing transparent windows with transparency - update
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2007, 10:53:19 PM »
Very Nice Mouser !!!  :up:
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Re: Capturing transparent windows with transparency - update
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2007, 02:12:03 AM »
is this a unique feature. i can't remember seeing it done elsewhere?

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Re: Capturing transparent windows with transparency - update
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2007, 05:45:37 AM »
yes it's done elsewhere, i'm not the only one.

Obviously you aren't often capturing these crazy shaped windows, BUT if you use a windows xp or vista theme with rounded corners and such, then you probably noticed that screenshot captor used to give you a tiny bit of desktop background where the corners were which could be ugly.  so this wil fix that :)


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How'd you go around finding the window extents? GetObject + GetRegionData?
yep, it's get region data and then walking the image and masking it according to PtInRegion.

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Re: Capturing transparent windows with transparency - update
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2007, 10:41:24 AM »
It works greatly !!!  :-*
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http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/6616/tempimgax7.jpg
Capturing transparent windows with transparency - update


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http://img104.imageshack.us/img104/4042/tempimgyv3.jpg
Capturing transparent windows with transparency - update


Very good Job Mouser
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« Last Edit: February 02, 2007, 10:48:20 PM by gregland »

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Re: Capturing transparent windows with transparency - update
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2007, 10:46:47 AM »
sometimes it gets tough to read only about problems and requests and bugs..
so nice to hear when something works.. thank you for that  :)

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Re: Capturing transparent windows with transparency - update
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2007, 02:37:30 PM »
Lol... I know that with my program
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Re: Capturing transparent windows with transparency - update
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2007, 10:03:56 PM »
I love this program.  I am very anxious to get my hands on this version with transparent capture.    How soon till we can get our grubby hands on it? :D

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Re: Capturing transparent windows with transparency - update
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2007, 02:38:25 PM »
Windows Live Messenger has some problem with rounded corner (It's the only program for the moment)

http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/1017/tempimgvl7.jpg
Capturing transparent windows with transparency - update


Is there a special way to capture the WLM Window ? ("Active Window", "Window Object")
I capture it with "Window Object"
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« Last Edit: February 09, 2007, 02:40:00 PM by gregland »

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Re: Capturing transparent windows with transparency - update
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2007, 02:39:51 PM »
why is it that MS apps are inevitbly the apps that violate microsoft's own established standards..

sshdw86: the latest download has the feature now.

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Re: Capturing transparent windows with transparency - update
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2007, 02:42:47 PM »
Lol... it's funny !!
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Re: Capturing transparent windows with transparency - update
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2007, 02:47:54 PM »
why is it that MS apps are inevitbly the apps that violate microsoft's own established standards..
Abso-fck*ng-lutelly. MSN is the program i know that has most problems. It's usually the program that makes me stop using some window managers and alike.