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Screenshot Captor 4.5.0 Development Test 1

Application: Screenshot Captor
Category: Graphics & Pictures
License: Freeware, permission granted
Description:

Screenshot Captor is a best-in-class tool for grabbing, manipulating, annotating, and sharing screenshots. It's different from other screenshot utilities in several notable ways:
  • Optimized for taking lots of screenshots with minimal intervention; stays out of your way until you need it.
  • Super easy to add and edit callout arrows and text boxes.
  • NEW - Easy automatic or on-demand uploading of screenshots to image hosting services; easy emailing of screenshots to your friends and colleagues.
  • NEW - Take snapshots from webcams; record video with the ESR addon.
  • NEW - New optional quick-capture docking bar and post-capture action dialog.
  • NEW - Full set of scanner acquisition tools and scanner image correction.
  • NEW - Perfect capture of Windows 7 partial transparency effects.
  • NEW - The most powerful scrolling capture tool in the field.
  • NEW - Great special effects, including automatic active window enhancement, ragged edge splicing, pixelation, smart text removal, and many more.
  • Smart autonaming of files, easy renaming and format conversion; automatic image file versioning.
  • Ability to embed textual comments in files or add attractive captions to images and printouts.
  • Unsurpassed multi-monitor support and lots of capture modes: Multimon (multiple monitors), Desktop, Active Window, Region, Windows Object, Scrolling Capture. Each mode has a customizable hotkey for quick access.
  • Unsurpassed support for 3rd party user configurable tools, including file browsers and image editors; extend the program to do whatever you need by interfacing it with other programs.
  • Sidebar thumbnail file browser provides full shell operations, drag and drop support, and right-click actions on screenshots.
  • Deluxe thumbnail maker and watermarker.

Download Screenshot Captor Portable 4.5.0 Development Test 1 [8.18MB download / 14.2MB installed]
(MD5: 3b41de67acd1ed4181a99695f9fcb8f0)

Release Notes:
2.103.01 Development Test 1 (2012-01-08):

  • Initial release

2.103.01 Development Test 2 (2012-01-09):

  • Fixed Changing Screenshot folder

2.103.01 Development Test 3 (2012-01-11):

  • Fixed ReplaceAll error
  • Reverted from PAL 3.0 to PAL 2.1.2

2.103.01 Development Test 4 (2012-01-12):

  • Updated help.html

3.00.01 Development Test 1 (2012-02-16):

  • Updated base app to 3.0 (Displays internally as 3.00.01, hence the version shown)
  • Updated AppCompactor version used to current.

3.03.01 Development Test 1 (2012-04-01):

  • Updated base app to 3.03.01
  • Removed AppCompactor compression as this is freeware.

3.04.01 Development Test 1 (2012-05-08):

  • Updated base app to 3.04.01

3.08.01 Development Test 1 (2012-08-20):

  • Updated base app to 3.08.01

4.01.0 Development Test 1 (2013-04-06):

  • Updated base app to 4.01.0

4.03.0 Development Test 1 (2013-07-04):

  • Updated base app to 4.03.0

4.5.0 Development Test 1 (2013-07-25):

  • Updated base app to 4.5.0
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Basic Test - Results

Hello,

I tested Dev. test 1 at Windows XP Professional SP3 (32 Bit).
For this quick test I just tested some basic features (taking screen shots, some effects, adding objects).
Here is my feedback.

When I download the normal version of SC (Screenshot Captor) and install it, I get the "NAG" screen (remembering me to register).
In the portable version you show a message window reminding me that the license is temporal.
In my eye this message is not needed.

My portable stick has the drive letter E:\
In the preferences of SC in the section "Screenshot Folder and Tools" the "Screenshot Folder" is set to "Screenshots".
So on my USB stick this is: "e:\PortableApps\ScreenshotCaptorPortable\App\ScreenshotCaptor\Screenshots\"
I would expect the folder would be "E:\Documents\" or "E:\Documents\Screenshots\".

I took a screenshot and added an clipart object (in the right toolbar the yellow icon with the mountain on it).
A list of cliparts is shown.
When I scroll down the list (using the scroll bar) I get the following Error messages:

Message 1: List index out of bounds (-1)
Message 2: Invalid pointer operation
Message 3: Unknown software exception (after closing SC via the system tray icon)
Message 4: Abnormal program termination (after pressing OK in the unknown software exception)

The reason seems to be the speed of the USB stick.
When I scroll slowly (so SC has enough time to load all needed cliparts) then no error is shown.
If I scroll fast to be bottom of the list (dragging the scroll bar to the end of the list) then the error message is shown.
Note: a fast scroll works when all cliparts are loaded, so to reproduce this bug you have to start SC and then scroll down completely.
I often use the numbers that are at the bottom of the clipart list, so this is the reason why I found this bug.
Although I have an USB 3.0 stick (and a USB 2.0 port), this error occurs.
Seems to be the speed.

After starting SC again the folder for the screen shots now is:
e:\PortableApps\ScreenshotCaptorPortable\Data\Screenshots instead of
e:\PortableApps\ScreenshotCaptorPortable\App\ScreenshotCaptor\Screenshots\
Why is it changed although I did not change anything in the default settings?

I will continue testing and posting bugs here.
Maybe the already found issues are interesting for you.

In the Screenshot Captor forum I asked Mauser (developer of SC) to have a closer look here in this topic.
Maybe he can handle the error messages described above.
Forum posting: http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=29415

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OLLI

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Responses

1. NAG screen & MessageBox: Both are from Screenshot Captor itself, I didn't add anything.
2. Screenshot folder: I'm working on fixing that. It should default to DATA\Screenshots on first run, and be able to be changed after that.
3. Errors: That's something to do with Screenshot Captor itself, not portablization-related.

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Feedback

Hello Gord,

To 1: OK

To 2: Is there a way to check if SC is running in the PAP or not?
If running in the PAP, then the folder should be "\Documents".
If not running from the PAP, the folder can be "DATA\Screenshots".
Yes, the user can set the folder manually to "\Documents" but setting it by default it would be more comfortable.

To 3: Mouser (Programmer of SC) wrote in the SC Forum:
I'll look into it -- I should be able to fix the issues this week.
As soon as I get any new info, I will post it here.

Greetings

OLLI

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Default

Generally we handle defaults as follows:
1. If %PortableApps.comDocuments% environment variable exists, use that. If not...
2. If X:\Documents exists, use that. If not...
3. Use X:\

The user can then change manually from there if they want.

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Updated to 2.103.01 Dev Test 2

See Release Notes for details.

Please remove DATA directory prior to first run.

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Some more Exceptions

Hello,

I uninstalled the Dev. Test 1 (by right clicking SC in the PAP and selecting "Uninstall").
So the DATA Directory also is removed that way.
Then I installed the Dev. Test 2.

When I start SC, I get the following error message:
Message Title: Screenshot Captor Portable (PortableApps.com Launcher)
Message Text: Error: invalid value 'ReplaceAll' for [FileWrite1]:Type. Please refer to the manual for valid values

After clicking OK I get the Message about the non-permanent license key (this is OK)

After clicking OK I get the following error message:
Message Title: Error
Message Text: Error creating non-existing directory: 'Y:\PortableApps\ScreenshorCaptorPortable\Data\Screenshots'.

After clicking OK I get the following error message:
Message Title: Screenshot Captor
Message Text: '40.0' is not a valid floating point value.

Can you please check this?
Maybe you have some fixed paths instead of variable paths.
If there is a bug in SC itself, I can update my posting in the SC forum.

Greetings

OLLI

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Tired

Oi, I gotta stop working when I'm tired. I'll fix the first two issues today, the third is internal to screenshot captor

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Get a coffee first

Hello,

maybe you should get a coffee first before you package a portable app.
Wink

I updated the posting in the SC forum (because of the 3rd error message).
URL: http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=29415.0

Maybe you wait with DevTest 3 until Mouser (programmer of Screenshot Captor) released a new version.
It should be this week (he promised).

Greetings

OLLI

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Updated to 2.103.01 Dev Test 3

See release notes for details.

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Updated to 2.103.01 Dev Test 4

See release notes for details.

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Hello, Dev Test 4 works fine

Hello,

Dev Test 4 works fine here.
When I start it, I do not get any error messages anymore.
Now we have to wait for Mouser (author of SC) to release a new version.

I suggested that the path of the screenshots should be "[USB-DRIVE]:\Documents\" or "[USB-DRIVE]:\Documents\Screenshots\".
Is it possible to set this path automatically after installing the portable version?

Greetings

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Default is Data\Screenshots

Hi Olli,

I'm a firm believer in apps-being self-contained, so when an app needs to store documents, I try to keep them within the framework of the app.

Accordingly, I have set up Screenshot Captor Portable to use Data\Screenshots by default, but you can change that using Screenshot Captor's settings, and your choice will be recognized and won't change unless you change it again.

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Version 3.0 released

Hello,

version 3.0 of Screenshot Captor (SC) was released.
See here: http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Mouser/screenshotcaptor/index.html

Mouser (programmer of SC) wrote in the SC forums:

Olli, I'd love to hear if you could test the current portable zip beta and tell me what portable issues remain so i can fix them.

URL of this posting: http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=29415

So please update SC portable so I can test the portable version.
When I test the PortableApps.com version of SC, then I also can test if the packaging works correctly.

Keep up the good work Gord Caswell!

Greetings

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Thanks

Thanks for the update. I'll get it up ASAP.

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Updated to 3.00.01 DT1

See release notes for details.

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Ready for Release?

Hello,

Screenshot Captor works fine, no bugs or errors occurred.

So Screenshot Captor should be published as normal (not beta) portable app.
Then Screenshot Captor can be downloaded and updated via the portable apps platform.
Much more comfortable than searching for it manually here in the PortableApps.com test applications pages.

Greetings

OLLI

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List index out of bounds

Hello,

the "List index out of bounds" bug that I described above is still existing!

Here my original message:

I took a screenshot and added an clipart object (in the right toolbar the yellow icon with the mountain on it).
A list of cliparts is shown.
When I scroll down the list (using the scroll bar) I get the following Error messages:

Message 1: List index out of bounds (-1)
Message 2: Invalid pointer operation
Message 3: Unknown software exception (after closing SC via the system tray icon)
Message 4: Abnormal program termination (after pressing OK in the unknown software exception)

I will post this in the Screen Captor forums.

Greetings

OLLI

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Base aop update

I see mouser has updated the program to 3.03. I'll update to that, then please verify if the list index bug still exists.

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Updated to 3.03.01 DT1

See release notes for details.

OLLI_S: Please test if that list index bug still exists. If it does, please test if it exists with the base app portable zip to narrow down if it's a PortableApps bug (which I doubt), or a bug with the base app.

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Updated to 3.04.01 DT1

See release notes for details.

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Screenshot Captor v3.08.01

Hello,

at the Screenshot Captor website the version v3.08.01 is available for download.
It would be fantastic if you could update the portable version also to v3.08.01.

Thank you!

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update soon

Thanks. I'll update this soon.

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Updated to 3.08.01

See release notes for details.

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Nagware?

I was looking into posting this for official release, but it does seem to have a nagware component to it. We don't have any other apps that do that and I think it would make sense to come up with some policy towards it.

I know it doesn't (necessarily) nag you to spend money. But it does nag you to go register your personal information at a website. And, even then, it will start nagging you again at every launch after 6 months. If you don't want to register your email at the website, you can get an anonymous key, but it will start nagging you again after 60 days. Or you can buy a permanent key.

I'm breaking this out into a separate discussion so everyone can weigh in: https://portableapps.com/node/34908

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dev staus pending

Depending on the results of that discussion, I will either continue to support this app, or (more likely, I suspect) drop it entirely.

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I would love to be continued

Hello,

I would love it, if you continue this portable app.

Greeitngs

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I also would love if this app is continued....

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New Version 4.1

Hello,

version 4.1 of Screenshot Captor is released.

At work we use Screenshot Captor portable daily to mark bugs and non styleguide conform issues on applications we are inspecting (Ergonomics Engineer and Usability Engineer).
We are 8 people that all use Portable Apps and also Screenshot Captor.
Here I update the portable installations and deliver them to my colleagues.

So I really would love to have this app to be continued.
And also 7 other people would love it.

Greetings

OLLI

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This evening

I'll get it updated this evening.

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Base app update to 4.01.0

The base app has been updated to 4.01.0

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Version 4.03.00

Hello,

Screenshot Captor reports a new version at startup: 4.03.00
Please update the portable app to this latest version.
Thank you!

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Updated to 4.03.0 Dev Test 1

See release notes for details.

Thanks, as always, to OLLI_S for the heads-up.

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Quick Test successful

Hello,

a quick test (very quick) works fine.
Would love to see this app in the list of Official Apps.

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Version 4.5.0

Hello,

Screenshot Captor reports a new version at startup: 4.5.0
Please update the portable app to this latest version.
Thank you!

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Done

Updated, thanks.

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Version 4.12.0 available

Hello,

Screenshot Captor 4.12.0 is available!
Details see here: http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Mouser/screenshotcaptor/index.html

Edit:
It would be cool to see Screenshot Captor as an official Portable App that is automatically updated via the PA Platform.

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Hello Gord,

Hello Gord,

any chance that you update the portable version of Screenshot Captor?

We are here now 9 people in our team that ALL want to use Screenshot Captor.
The problem is that all other users except me have no Admin rights, so none of my colleagues is able to install an application.
We can use portable versions, but not install applications.

So, please update the portable version!
It is really urgent for us!
Thank you!

Greetings

OLLI

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Nagware

As previously discussed, we do not currently allow nagware on PortableApps.com. Please feel free to use one of the other screenshot tools.

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