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Screenshot Captor / Fuzzy Text
« on: May 03, 2020, 02:21 PM »
Okay, I have alluded to it before, but haven't provided much detail.  Here is an example of fuzzy text I get doing certain things.

In this case, I create a text box and put some text in it.  It looks fine as long as the text box is selected.  But when I unselect it, or flatten the text box, the text gets fuzzier and more out of focus looking.  This example demonstrates that, but it's not the best example, it's just something that I came across while working on something else and decided to use it to document this problem.

Sometimes the text gets so blurry and fuzzy that it's hard to read (maybe it depends on the font, size, background color and or properties, etc.).  You can see what I mean here.  In this case the blurriness just kind of makes it look like it's been changed to bold.

So sometimes it's frustrating that it looks fine when I have the box selected, but then it looks horrible when I flatten it.

Screenshot Captor / How to move the menubar back to the top!
« on: April 15, 2020, 07:56 PM »
My SC menubar somehow moved to the right side of the application window. :o How do I move it back to the top?! :-[

Screenshot Captor / Highlighting
« on: November 08, 2019, 08:04 PM »
One of the few things I have been unable to figure out how to do with this spectacular program is to create strong highlighting of areas of the picture that I want to call attention to.

I can use the "Draw highlighting rectangle..." tool to add color and then adjust the transparency to highlight.  But no matter which settings I use -- including changing blend mode -- I don't seem to be able to get that intense bright highlight in red, yellow, green, blue, etc. that you usually see in programs like word processors.  It is always kind of muted.

Is there something I can do to improve this?

Screenshot Captor / Feature Request: Better Animated GIF Support
« on: October 10, 2019, 03:54 PM »
I think I've previously mentioned that the GIF engine in SC seems to choke on some basic GIFs.  Also, I have not found a way to allow an AG to play repeatedly.  It seems to only play once then stop.

Would be helpful to have a stronger player with more options.

In my dreams SC would also support resizing animated GIFs and maybe even other AG editing features that I currently need to switch software to do and then come back to SC.... a big ask I know.  But who else could possibly do it if you can't Mouser???!!!  :Thmbsup:

PS: How far does flatter get me?  ;)

The clickable choices for displaying the images on the upper right of the Thumbnail Panel are excellent AutoFit, 50%, 100% etc.

But I often capture entire web pages and if I use AutoFit or FIT, it shows the entire page no matter how long.  What I really want is to adjust the image to the width of the Panel, but not the length.  I have this same need for many other images I open.

So the suggestion is...

Add a "Fit Width" choice.  Would also like to have a 10%, 25% and 75% choice so you can instantly hone in on what you need.

Keep up the INCREDIBLE work !!!!!!  :)

Screenshot Captor / GIF not playing correctly
« on: August 02, 2018, 09:17 AM »
For me, the attached gif plays correctly in other gif enabled apps, but stops at frame 3 in SC.

Please forgive me if this is OT.  I hope you are not offended.  But Mouser, you have so much expertise in this topic I was hoping you may know something that can help with this.

I love SC.  It is a work of art.  But I don't think it can do batch operations.  So I can use it for the captures, but not the rest I don't think.

I find I am regularly doing the following operation and I'm looking for a way to automate/simplify it:

1. Capturing multiple screenshots and saving them in a folder.

2. Batch converting the saved screenshots to an equal width (allowing the length to adjust automatically to keep the aspect ratio the same).

3. Batch uploading the resized screenshots to an image hosting site where I can get the direct links to the images.

The ultimate ultimate would be to do it all in one step.  Capture the screenshots and have them automatically resize when captured and sent to the host.  But that's a lot to ask.

So I think realistically the best I can hope for is a 2 step process.   And the best I've been able to do to make this faster and easier is to use an online image host that can upload multiple images at a time and resize them (basically combining steps 2 and 3 above).

There are some sites that sort of do this.  But all the ones I know of have flaws.

So far I have found sites that do some things but not others.  Very few that do proportional resizing on multiple images upon upload.  The closest I've come to that is which is perfect except for the fact that it doesn't seem to give you a direct link to the image!  DRATS!!!

Another one, that I really love is  It would be perfect if it did proportional resizing.  But it only seems to offer a list of fixed heights and widths.   DOUBLE DRATS!!!!!

So I have not found any good way to further automate this process.

Any thoughts in that direction would be much appreciated!  :)

Screenshot Captor / Folder PaIN :O -- SOLVED!
« on: March 01, 2017, 08:56 PM »
Found the answer.  SC is godlike!  :Thmbsup:

Screenshot Captor / Capturing Scrolling Pages
« on: August 10, 2015, 02:14 PM »
I have an add-on for Firefox called qSnap.  It's the only thing I've found that reliably renders perfect image snapshots of full web pages (even if they scroll on your screen) without actually saving the page in some html related format.  It captures it instantly and lets you save it as an image and I've never seen a rendering error in any of the pages I have captured.  I'm sure there must be other things that can do the same thing, but they are certainly not as easy to find as a lot of other software to perform basic tasks like that.

The screen capture programs I've used, including Screenshot Captor, use a method that scrolls the page and I'm guessing maybe stitches multiple screenshots together somehow as it scrolls?  But I have found them to be highly finicky and unreliable and can't get them to work many times. Kudos to Screenshot Captor though that has many tweaks that allow you to adjust for different conditions to try to get the shot.  It's the best attempt at that feature I've seen even though I still find I am unable to get reliable scrolls many times.

So my question must be obvious by now.  Why can't Screenshot Captor use whatever method qSnap uses to convert a scrolled area to an image instead of this apparently different method that requires a finicky automatic scroll?

I'm guessing that the main reason is that Screenshot Captor has to have a generalized approach that works in a broad range of applications whereas qSnap only has to work in Firefox and therefore can use some other method specific to Firefox.  But I'd like to know more about specifically why this can't be done that way in say Screenshot Captor.  It's so difficult to find something that can simply and reliably take a snapshot of a full scrolling web page (or a scrolled page in other applications) and convert it to an image without all the tweaking and finger crossing!  I don't mean to imply that it is a simple thing from a technical point of view, but from a users point of view it is so basic!

Any light you can shine on this would be welcome!  It's always stumped me. ... but then I'm easy to stump!  :-[

PS: The Fireshot add-on for Firefox performs a capture similar to that of qSnap.  Instant and perfect rendering every time.

Now that I've taken a look around in ScreenShot Captor and been thoroughly impressed with what a great piece of work it is, I have a few immediate thoughts about a couple of small changes that would be useful to me.

1. Add standard Windows file open dialog to tray icon right click context menu.

I often want to work with files already stored locally rather than capture new ones.  With this feature I could easily open an existing file.  The reason I would like the standard windows file open dialog is because I use another program that adds extensions to that dialog that allow me to have a favorites list to immediately navigate to favorite folders and files.  It also has several other features.  It works with the standard Windows Open and Save As dialogs.

Note: Maybe a good place on the menu is under "Grab screenshot from Webcam" and before "Acquire image from scanner"  ?  Maybe label something like "Open local file" or "Open local image" ?

2. In the main window File command menu add an "Open" command (standard file open dialog).


Same reason that I would like to have this dialog on the tray icon.  If I am already in the window I would want to use that command.

Note: I'm not fond of using the giant folder icons to navigate.  It's clumsy and uses a lot of screen real estate.  Also it doesn't give you a lot of context to see where you are.  It's easy to get lost.  I prefer the standard Windows file open and Save As dialogs.  The main window already has the Save As... and it's great!  :)

So there you have it.  I have lots more ideas, but I think this is the wish list that are my most needed things at this time.

If any of this capability is already available, and I just didn't see it, I apologize.

I am still thinking the uploading features through.  Generally, I like your idea about using a registered account so that you can manage your photos through the host rather than trying to build that same redundant capability into the program.  That makes a lot of sense.  Why spend all that time recreating capability that is already there.  However, I need to try that system for a while to see how it works out.  So I'll report back when I do.  I also like the idea of using an anonymous account because it's just less hassle.  So I hate giving that up.  Clearly SOME things will need to be done -- or would be nice to have done -- through ScreenShot Captor to support even the registered system such as some things that are already being done like copying the URL to the clipboard when uploaded.  I'll check back in after I've thought it through.  You probably have much better ideas about it then I do anyway!

Thanks for considering these things.  I hope they are helpful.  Please let me know if there is any way I can assist.  I'd be more than happy to beta test or anything else.  This program is definitely worth it!  Thanks again!

Screenshot Captor / Benefits of using SC with ShareX?
« on: July 20, 2015, 01:59 PM »
I'm new to both SC and ShareX, but my first impression is that SC was primarily designed to be a screen capture tool which also happens to have some pic editing/annotating and sharing features and ShareX was primarily designed to be pic sharing tool which also happens to have some screen capture and editing/annotating tools.

This would make sense of my first observation that SC seems to have a more well developed screen capture facility while ShareX seems to have a more well developed sharing facility.

I also have observed that SC has some integration features that support ShareX.  I tried it out and it works nicely, although it's too bad there can't be a merger of these great tools into one!  I hate having to use two tools.  I know that is far more easy to say then to do, and also that the people involved may not want to do that even if it was feasible.  I understand and respect that completely if that is the case.  :)

In any event... my hat is off to both teams.  What fantastic pieces of work!  Thank you very much for both of these gems.  All those involved in developing them have tremendous talent!

Even though I have just started using them, there are things I like about each.  One major advantage of SC for me, is that I was able to find this forum to discuss it.  I tried hard to find a forum for ShareX and only found its project page and maybe IRC channel, neither of which seems like a user friendly way to discuss it to me.  Maybe I missed something, but anyway, I am grateful for this forum on SC.

OK... that was my long winded way of getting to this:

I would probably like to pick one of these to use and see if I can get it to do everything I need to do with just that one.  At the moment, SC is more to my liking overall, but I am not sure I can configure it to upload the way I want it to to the places I want it to, so that means I still at this time have to use ShareX to do that.  That's a negative.  But with some more experience maybe I will find that SC can do the job without SX... I need to study the uploading features more.

So here is my request:

Can someone give me a summary of what advantages that using ShareX in conjunction with SC has?  Is it only because ShareX has a more robust uploading facility (if if does)?  Or could there be other reasons that using ShareX in addition to SC is an advantage?  There is clearly a lot of feature overlap, so I am hoping to short circuit my discovery process a little by getting a rough summary of the differences.

I apologize if what I wrote above sounds  uninformed.  I admit I am new to both of these programs and have not had as much time as I would like to study them.  I hope my questions make sense and give my thanks in advance for any help!  :)


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