snapshot and animation capture

Matt Maier blueback09 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 28 22:26:31 EST 2016


About that, is there a way to save the rectangle that the user draws
manually using the crosshairs? With that I could at least capture the same
rectangle again automatically.

I suppose all I really need is a way for the user to define an area on the
screen once and grab screenshots from that same area many times.
On Jan 28, 2016 12:47, "Scott Rossi" <scott at tactilemedia.com> wrote:

> Regarding lagginess: yes. I can't say for sure, but if the LiveCode guys
> could enable the windowShape property to work with images that have
> centerRect dimensions, this would eliminate the need to do any image
> exporting and potentially make drawing of the window faster.  I've
> suggested for years that window masks be based on graphics and converted
> image/alphaData behind the scenes, but for now we're stuck with images.
>
> Regarding screenshots, WITHIN LiveCode you can capture just about
> anything, but I don't believe there are any options for capturing
> externally other than defining a rect on the screen.
>
> Regards,
>
> Scott Rossi
> Creative Director
> Tactile Media, UX/UI Design
>
>
>
>
> On 1/28/16, 12:21 PM, "use-livecode on behalf of Matt Maier"
> <use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com on behalf of blueback09 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> >Mark, oops, didn't scroll far enough. I found the link to Snapper, thanks.
> >
> >Scott, that's great, and thanks for putting that post and stack up so
> >fast.
> >It's a little laggy on my system when it resizes quickly or gets to around
> >750 pixels. Is it the same on yours?
> >
> >Is there a way to control other applications from within Livecode? Like,
> >if
> >the user has their browser running, could I bring it to the front, take a
> >screenshot, then send it back behind the stand-alone again? Or is there a
> >parameter in Livecode's screenshot function to only include another
> >application in the screenshot?
> >On Jan 27, 2016 14:28, "Scott Rossi" <scott at tactilemedia.com> wrote:
> >
> >> I thought this might make an interesting read, so the demo stack is
> >> included in an article:
> >> <
> >>
> >>
> http://tactilemedia.com/blog/2016/01/27/i-was-framed-a-resizable-custom-w
> >>i
> >> ndowshape-in-livecode/>
> >>
> >>
> >> Hope this works for you.
> >>
> >> Regards,
> >>
> >> Scott Rossi
> >> Creative Director
> >> Tactile Media, UX/UI Design
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> On 1/27/16, 11:55 AM, "use-livecode on behalf of Scott Rossi"
> >> <use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com on behalf of
> >> scott at tactilemedia.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> >Hi Matt:
> >> >
> >> >I have a method for a resizable masked window that requires LC7 -- I'll
> >> >try to post something later today or tomorrow.  As far as image
> >>animation
> >> >goes, I have a very vague memory that LC used to be able to export
> >> >animated GIF images, but that may have been static images only.  You
> >>may
> >> >indeed need to go with a 3rd party option -- hopefully somebody else
> >>has a
> >> >suggestion for this.
> >> >
> >> >Regards,
> >> >
> >> >Scott Rossi
> >> >Creative Director
> >> >Tactile Media, UX/UI Design
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >On 1/27/16, 11:38 AM, "use-livecode on behalf of Matt Maier"
> >> ><use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com on behalf of
> >>blueback09 at gmail.com>
> >> >wrote:
> >> >
> >> >>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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