snapshot and animation capture

Matt Maier blueback09 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 28 21:12:36 CET 2016


Mark, what does "the app" refer to?
On Jan 27, 2016 16:21, "Mark Schonewille" <m.schonewille at economy-x-talk.com>
wrote:

> 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
> http://economy-x-talk.com
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>
> Buy the most extensive book on the
> LiveCode language:
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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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