snapshot and animation capture

Mark Schonewille m.schonewille at economy-x-talk.com
Thu Jan 28 01:21:06 CET 2016


Matt,

Somehow, the website isn't much anymore, but the app can still be 
downloaded. The trial version is almost fully functional. Perhaps this 
approach would be useful for you.

Kind regards,

Mark Schonewille
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Op 1/27/2016 om 20:38 schreef Matt Maier:
> I need to be able to easily capture stuff the user is seeing on their
> screen so that they can import it into my application without having to
> navigate the file manager multiple times. There's some good screen capture
> stuff already in Livecode, but what I'm picturing is an actual window with
> a hole in it the user can position and leave there so they know what's
> going to be captured multiple times. Like gifcam
> http://blog.bahraniapps.com/gifcam/
>
> There doesn't seem to be a way to set the background of a window to
> transparent. There is a way to mask the window using a transparent .png,
> but that won't allow the user to resize the window. At the moment the only
> mechanism I can come up with is to screencap what's behind the window every
> time the user moves or resizes it and display that in the window so that it
> looks like it's transparent. Is there a better way?
>
> Also, in addition to capturing still images, I'd like the user to be able
> to capture animated images (as an alternative to video). So, that part
> would be exactly like gifcam. The only mechanism I've found for that is to
> export each frame and then use something external like imagemagik to stitch
> them together into an animation.
>
> - Matt
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