snapshot and animation capture

Scott Rossi scott at
Wed Jan 27 14:55:06 EST 2016

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.


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 on behalf of blueback09 at>

>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
>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
>time the user moves or resizes it and display that in the window so that
>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
>them together into an animation.
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