ScreenCaptureX
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With ScreenCaptureX, screen captures have never been easier. By default, ScreenCaptureX saves either a window, a section of your screen, or the entire screen as a JPEG file. You can also change the default format to either PNG or PICT as well. You control what the default name is and ScreenCaptureX will number them sequentially as you take them. You also can control where the final file ends up, so instead of cluttering your desktop, you can specify a target folder. A one line caption can quickly be added to each screen shot immediately after it is captured. This is especially great
What's New
Version 1.5:
  • Now compiled to work with OS X 10.7 Lion.
  • Also adds the ability to control the number of seconds before a timed screencapture takes place. It used to be locked at 10 seconds.
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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ScreenCaptureX User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Pjp39 reviewed on 15 Apr 2011
One of my favorite and most useful pieces of software. Easy to use, excellent screen captures, a very helpful and responsive developer, and it is free. A+
[Version 1.4]


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PXL commented on 29 Mar 2007
The JPEG quality setting looks very shabby. I switched to InstantShot! 2.4 which was much better.

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[Version 1.4]

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Slidesnow! (developer) replied on 08 Apr 2008
This is the same quality you will get from the key combinations since that is what it is built around.
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syharris reviewed on 02 Mar 2007
Very handy, very simple to use, and very efficient.
ScreenCaptureX IS eminently useful.
Would be nice if framing lines were included, perhaps as a user option, but this app is pretty sweet nonetheless.
Two thumbs up.....of course!
[Version 1.4]


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Herm the Germ commented on 17 Feb 2007
This very simple piece of software is an excellent example of how to take an existing Mac system application, improve it, and turn it into a really useful tool. Highly recommended
[Version 1.3]


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PixelJunkey commented on 29 Jan 2007
Add in truly robust screen video support to 2.0 and I'll pay $20 for the privilege. : ) Snapz Development has practically disappeared seems like. 3 years on, we're still waiting for some substantial improvements (performance and features). Making it a UB doesn't count. Especially given that is still costs like $60 just to get all the features. Ambrosia has more than gone to the bank on this one. Time to move on.
[Version 1.2]

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Slidesnow! (developer) replied on 29 Jan 2007
I agree. And just try to upgrade your license with them. It's a nightmare! Not sure this app will ever get that sophisticated (I'm just a hack), but I'll add capabilities as I learn more. Thanks for trying it.
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kobalt reviewed on 15 Jun 2006
this app did what the os-inbuilt screen capture won't do when i try to capture a window from a movie playing in 'dvd player' ... just what i need!

three cheers to the dev :)
[Version 1.0]


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bobster commented on 12 Jun 2006
Tried to capture a Quicktime window, all I got was a blank white image.
[Version 1.0]

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Synchrimedia replied on 26 Jun 2006
I had no problem capturing a shot of a QT movie while it was playing from all 3 types of screenshots. Not sure what problem you are having, Bobster.
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sigmundt replied on 17 Feb 2007
I get a white screen with version 1.3, when I try to captura a picture from a quicktime movie.
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Slidesnow! (developer) replied on 17 Feb 2007
Not sure what the problem is. Can you give me what version of the Mac OS you're running?

Here is a screencapture I made from a QT movie using ScreenCaptureX:
http://www.slidesnow.com/art/screen2.JPG

I'm running OS 10.4.8 on an Intel Mac. QT version 7.1.3.

Also, you can stop a QT movie and export the frame as a pict file if you have QT Pro.
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fruitysudz reviewed on 11 Jan 2006
I think you're forgetting that this app also saves as JPEG instead of the PNG that the key commands give you. This is much easier for me. I could never remember the key command either to capture a window. I keep this app in my dock now. It's simple to use and it works. what's the big deal about the "ugly" interface? Geesh, get off it man! It's beauty is in its simplicity. Bing bang boom - I got my jpeg. Go ahead and do your key commands, then open it in Preview and resave it. I'll beat you to the jpeg every time with this app! I say 3 thumbs up!!!
[Version 1.0]


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ivan3 commented on 10 Jan 2006
I have disagree with first two comments (true as they may be in part)but i'm with the developer on this.I know there are other ways but even i can use this app.---i never remember shortcuts either unless i use the process a lot.
[Version 1.0]


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dimitris commented on 10 Jan 2006
what's wrong with the keyboard command!

it's cmd+3 for the entire screen
it's cdm+4 for a custom selection and if you press space after you've pressed cmd+4 you can take objects/windows etc!
[Version 1.0]


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Downloads:10,836
Version Downloads:1,494
Type:Multimedia Design : Image Editing
License:Free
Date:21 Nov 2011
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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With ScreenCaptureX, screen captures have never been easier. By default, ScreenCaptureX saves either a window, a section of your screen, or the entire screen as a JPEG file. You can also change the default format to either PNG or PICT as well. You control what the default name is and ScreenCaptureX will number them sequentially as you take them. You also can control where the final file ends up, so instead of cluttering your desktop, you can specify a target folder. A one line caption can quickly be added to each screen shot immediately after it is captured. This is especially great for creating web-based tutorials quickly and easily.

A few pointers:
  1. Remember that the counter for sequential naming starts at 1 each time you quit out and reopen ScreenCaptureX, so if you have images in your target folder already, the first one will be overwritten if you start taking new images. Best to move the old screenshots into a subfolder before starting to take more screen shots.
  2. On some larger screenshots, you might not see the right hand side of the image when the caption screen comes up. Don't worry, the file will be completely there on the saved image when you open it again after adding the caption and saving. Not sure why this happens, but I'm working on it.
  3. Text is sometimes not exactly centered. I'm using an average of how wide the text should be for so many letters. It may vary somewhat with punctuation and spaces and such. Should get it pretty much in the ballpark, though for now. Working on this as well.
  4. After saving a caption, the suffix is sometimes coming in all caps. I will fix this as soon as I figure out why it occurs.
  5. If adding captions, don't make your capture window too tall or you won't be able to see the caption field below it. Best to keep your screen at its highest resolution.
Keep these in mind as you try this app out. I think you'll find it helpful despite the things I'm working on, so I went ahead and posted the update.


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