snapshot and animation capture

Richmond richmondmathewson at
Thu Jan 28 06:22:51 EST 2016

On 28/01/16 00:27, Scott Rossi wrote:
> I thought this might make an interesting read, so the demo stack is
> included in an article:
> <
> ndowshape-in-livecode/>
> Hope this works for you.

Well, I'll certainly see: I'll see if it can grab a few images from my 
USB microscope connected
to a computer running Xubuntu - at least it will be a happy alternative 
from endless Grammar
exercises for the kids I'm teaching this afternoon!

Expect a report later today.


> 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 on behalf of
> scott at> 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 on behalf of blueback09 at>
>> 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
>>> 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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