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SCREEN CAPTURE SOFTWARE

Windows:  XP, Windows 7,8

     
  rpsoft2000 Screen Capture Software Program  
     
 
Screen Capture Program   Screen Capture

A simple program really, but one that we use a lot.  This program can take a "photo" of images on your windows computer screen, either full screen or by you defining an area.  The area adjust is shown  below.  Those are the two buttons and choices for "IN" shown in the image on the left.

After receiving the image, it should be displayed in a below picture box such that you ensure that this is really what you want.  Then the two "OUT" buttons give you a choice of "Save" for saving it to your computer file system at a place you decide, or "Clipboard" and puts the image only on the computer clipboard for you to retrieve with a drawing package of your choice.

For save options, the first drop down box shown on the figure high left says "jpg" which is the normal setting.  If you click on the option arrow on the right of that box, you can also save the image as a "bmp" or "png" style.
 
     
 
Area for Screen Capture   Area Capture

If for "IN" you press the "Full Screen" button then the software will do the work for you and select the entire screen.  It will then show that image in the picture box for you to decide on "OUT" - whether to save it or to send it to the computer clipboard.

But if you choose the "Set Area" button, then you will see an image as you see here on the left.  Grab the semi- transparent square near its top in the darkened area and set it to the left top of the area you wish to save.  Then when it is in place, then stretch the lower right corner to cover the image.  And yes, the full rectangle including the top darker portion, defines the area.  The area will be square even though this semi transparent rectangle has rounded corners.
 
     
     
  rpsoft2000 Software Screen Capture Software Program  
     

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OPTIONS / DEFINITIONS

Buttons

  • Full Screen - captures the image of the entire screen.  This might be a good option for those who wish to use a drawing package to cut more precisely around the image desired.
  • Set Area - Allows a semi - transparent area to appear for you to set over the area of screen capture desired.  Just press most any keyboard key when done to capture the picture.
  • Save - When an image is present below, this allows you to save to a file location in your computer
  • Clipboard - When an image is present, clicking this sends the image to the computer clipboard.  Many drawing packages can read from a clipboard.  And control paste (ctrl-v) also can allow it to be pasted, as is, in some documents.

Option Boxes  (arrow on far right allows drop down items inside that can be selected)

  • Format - gives choice of picture format to be saved.  Options include jpg, bmp, and png
  • Delay - This is the delay before the picture is taken.  It allows the photographer, the program in this case, to leave the area and get out of the way.  The delay is in seconds.  The larger the delay, the more time between the program hiding and the picture being taken.  If you see ghosts in your images showing, see if it might be this program itself.  If so, you would increase the amount of delay time to give the program more time to exit.  I consider this "shutter speed," but of course it is really a delay instead.  If you need a longer delay, remember to "Save Settings Now" under "Settings" above to do this more automatically for you.  Values in the drop down box go from 0.2 seconds to 5.0 seconds.
  • Visible - This option and drop down box is for how visible the semi transparent rectangle will be for setting screen capture area.  The arrow on the right allows drop down values from 0.2 (20% visible) to 0.8 (80% visible)

Upper Drop Down Box Options

There are options for saving the settings now, and or savings the settings on exit.  If you choose to save settings on exit, note that the Save Settings on Exit item under "Settings" should be checked, since the program will look for that.  If you are confused about settings, you can always reset them to their initial state under "Settings" by selecting "Return to Initial Settings."

There should also be a help file included.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Picture Formats That Can be Saved:  jpg, bmp, png
  • Delay Settings - Some variations given from 0.2 seconds to 5 seconds.  Nominal is set at 0.5 seconds
  • Visible Settings (visibility of the rectangle used for area capture):  0.2 (20% visible) to 0.8 (80% visible) in stages
  • DPI - the image saved was tested to be 96 dpi on the tests we made.  This seems to be somewhat standard for computer screen images that we have noted in past

VARIATIONS IN OPERATING SYSTEM

  • Windows 7-  Written in Windows 7 and tested extensively.  Seems fine
  • XP - No problems noted in some quick tests on XP
  • Windows 8.1 - It actually ran fine - once Windows let it run.  It twice said it had blocked a program from starting that could be trouble??  Twice I looked for something on their warning that allowed me to run anyway, and did run it anyway.  It did give me an icon and after running the program a few times it stopped with the warnings.  It then listed the program under "apps" as a new item.  I am always amused when Microsoft stops a program from running that was running in a Microsoft language and packaged using Microsoft software.  Well, hopefully this will not bother other users.

CAUTIONS and RIGHTS

PROGRAM RIGHTS - Downloading or usage of this program means that the user agrees that all public distribution rights remain solely with the owner of rpsoft2000 software, and that any public distribution without permission is an infringement on the rights of the owner.  Feel free, however, if you like this program, to give others the link to www.rpsoft2000.com software.

Clearly with the use of this program, any image on your screen can be saved.  This may include images copyrighted by a person on the internet who may also have disabled the "save image" control for most users - but not you - since you can now save screen images.  It is of course solely up to the user to honor the copyrights of images on the internet.

USER AREA LIMITATION - This particular software language will load into the "user" area of your computer and not into the program area.  We ourselves found this only to be an issue at startup, but of course, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  There are startup instructions below in Loading Note2.

AGREEMENT BEFORE DOWNLOADING

Programmer Agrees:  That there is no internet checking, adware, spyware, viruses or other malware associated with this download given here that were placed in there by the programmer.  Only the standard Microsoft packaging of program and needed resources was used.

User Agrees Before Downloading: That they have read, understand and agree wtih the above cautions about program rights, copyrights and copyrighted images.

IMPORTANT DOWNLOAD NOTE:  Mozilla Firefox downloaded this easily.  Chrome issued a warning and I had to go to the bottom left screen, then find a far right arrow on their warning to open up options, and choose "keep." in order for it not to discard the file.  Dang programmers!  :)

Loading Note2:  I now find it best to just get rid of the old program - if you have loaded an earlier version of this before.  That will generally create a new icon (of a camera) and listing for you under programs.  To eliminate the old, just go to your control panel and look for uninstall, and then the program "rpsoft 2000 screen capture" or "screen capture" by rpsoft 2000 publisher, or screencap or similar.  Then load the new version and you should get an icon.  :)  Because of this, this will be the only loading instructions given for this file.  You should get an icon if you eliminate any old versions of this program.

 
   
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Note:  I truly hope that you enjoy this program.  I myself use this program often