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Screenshot Captor / Re: problem resizing caption box / object
« on: September 05, 2013, 02:43 PM »
Hello cathie28,

"I never said SSC was terrible.  If one doesn't spend much time using an app, they're may not even notice what might be improved or changed." 

This is true, apologies I didn't mean that the way it came across. I just noticed that you had a number of posts where things didn't seem to be working the way you expected. It sounded like you may have been a little frustrated.

My mistake...

I also sometimes get frustrated with some apps when they don't work the way I expect. I have also submitted a few "improvement" posts.  ;) Typically though, I will try to find something else that works for me. Screenshot captor I guess meets "my" expectations as a really good screen capture tool.

You make many good points in your post, and you are correct in your description of the many ways people see things differently. That's why programming seems such a daunting task to me. It just seems like if I tried my hand at it, I would be able to make what I wanted but it wouldn't be what others consider what they wanted. How do you satisfy everyone's wants and needs and still keep all the functionality and simplicity? But that's just my mind wandering again!

I just wondered if you had programming experience.

I am saddened by your last note about the schools. My heart goes out to those parents who lost a child. It's tragic that schools NEED to install metal detectors and other such methods to keep knives and guns out of schools. But it appears to be a necessity.  :(

Thanks for your reply!


Screenshot Captor / Re: SSC 4.30_Few UI questions
« on: September 03, 2013, 11:42 AM »
Hi cathie28, I just wanted to mention (on the fonts topic) that for me personally (>50) I have to decrease the resolution on my monitor to be able to see the fonts more clearly. I don't mean just with SSC, but other applications as well. I use Windows 7.

I realize that the older I get, the harder it is to see the small stuff. As much as I don't like to admit it, my vision isn't getting any better.

I don't know that this would help you out any, but if you decrease the resolution by degrees does it help with the font clarity? I finally had to settle on a resolution that is not the maximum that my monitor can display, but one that will let my eyes see the fonts clearly. I of course am not getting my money's worth out of the expensive display - but if I can read the text better...

You may have already tried this, and if so my apologies for the interruption.  :D


Screenshot Captor / Re: problem resizing caption box / object
« on: September 03, 2013, 11:23 AM »
 :) Hi cathie28, sounds like you really don't like using SSC. There are other choices, as you mentioned. Some are free and some are paid. I actually bought Snagit from Techsmith, however I find myself using SSC as my default capturing application instead of Snagit. SSC is the one set to start with Windows. On rare occasions, I will use Snagit to capture something I have issues with in SSC. I liked SSC so much that I made a donation to the site! I suppose I could complain about the issues in SSC that cause me to use Snagit occasionally, but I just find a way around them either with another tool or Snagit. It's great to have choices!

I think that the programmer's who provide their expertise to make an application as complicated and useful as SSC deserve our support, but that's just my opinion. I am not a programmer, but I think it would be a really hard task to create a program like SSC that does all of the things it does so well. I'm just wondering if you have any programming experience? Have you ever tried your hand at creating something like this? It appears too daunting for me to try, but I am really greatful for people like Mouser who have the fortitude to create a great program like this and then release it to the public.

Sorry, I didn't mean to hijack your thread, just wanted to say hello...


Living Room / Re: digitising slides
« on: July 28, 2013, 10:35 AM »
I also had the same problem with my collection of slide photographs that I took with my Canon A1, AE1 and AT1 cameras back in the late 70's and early 80's. I have over 400 slides from Europe when I was there. I still have my Kodak slide projector, but I really wanted to digitize the slides so I didn't have to drag the projector out when I wanted to review them.

I tried a couple different inexpensive film scanners such as the ION Slides 2 PC, however I could not find one that satisfactorily captured/reproduced the quality of the original film slide. Granted, the quality I am speaking of was from 40 years ago and looking at it from today's perspective was not the greatest. However at the time the Canon A1 was professional quality and the resulting photos or slides were grade A.

I looked at flatbed scanners to accomplish this, but I didn't want to get a scanner that was jack of all trades and master of none. So - after reading reviews of many different solutions, I purchased a Plustek OpticFilm 7600i SE for converting my slides to digital images.

The scanner also included Silverfast ISRD software as part of the purchase. This is "finishing" software to remove scratches and optimize the photo's after scanning. I must say that this scanner has been by FAR the best purchase I made to restore my photo collection from film to digital. The default scans needed 'almost' no correction. On a few occasions, I had to use the scratch removal process from the Silverfast suite. I will try attaching a sample that I digitized.


I will say that the scanner was not cheap (around 400 dollars) at the time I purchased it, not sure if it's still available for purchase but if not I am sure that Plustek makes a replacement for it. I have digitized my entire slide collection and can now view or process them further anytime I need to.

The slides I have represent an irreplaceable time in my life and I am glad I purchased a dedicated scanner to restore those memories to digital clarity and ease of viewing.


Screenshot Captor / Re: Screenshot Captor Splice Tool
« on: April 05, 2013, 08:30 AM »
 :Thmbsup: Wow!

Screenshot Captor keeps getting better and better!

Thank you Mouser for all of (what I can only imagine) your hard work!!


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