SnapperHead
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SnapperHead is a handy little application that sends screenshots to people who enter your IP address into a Web browser. Simply launch SnapperHead, then send a friend your IP address (it is shown on the SnapperHead window under "Snaps Served"). When they type that Internet address into the location field of a Web browser (you know, where you usually type in "http://www.macupdate.com"), they will be sent, as an image in their browser, a picture of your screen.
What's New
Version 4.6:
  • Fixed bug causing insane CPU usage
  • All SnapperTags now work correctly under newer versions of OS X.
  • Multiple simultaneous connnections.
  • Snapshots are now sent more efficiently.
  • Fixed various crashes and other bugs.
Requirements
PPC, MacOS 8.5.1 or later, CarbonLib 1.2.5 or later






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Arr-MiHardies commented on 25 Sep 2009
great program! This 6 year old program needs an update though so it can run on Snow Leopard without having to install rosetta.
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fhambali tipped on 27 May 2008
If you are behind a router, then you (usually) need to ensure that you have a fixed local address. This way, the router will know where to forward port 2000. If you have a dynamic local address, the router probably won't know which computer is yours.

You definitely need to get assistance from whoever manages the router. That person will need to assign you a fixed local address for use with the router which will not be used by anyone else. She can probably also help you configure the networking on your computer to use a fixed local address rather than DHCP (dynamic). Here are some hints:

* Airport users with Mac OS X... Make a new location just for this network and have a more general Airport location that retains DHCP for local address configuration. You'll need to switch locations when you go on the road and you probably will not be able to answer calls at other locations.
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fhambali tipped on 27 May 2008
Configure your router.
Now that you have given your computer a fixed local address, you're ready to configure your router to forward TCP sockets on port 20229 to your computer. You will typically have a fixed local address similar to “192.168.x.x” or “10.x.x.x”, where the x's depend on the subnet used by your router (that makes tremendous sense, right?).

Routers designed for home use are usually configured by either an application that runs on your computer (e.g. Apple's AirPort) or through your web browser (e.g. LinkSys routers). If you run a special application to configure your router, the application should automatically find your router for you. If you connect through a browser, you usually will connect to the router's local address on your LAN. For LinkSys and other popular routers, this address is usually 192.168.1.1.

Once you have connected to your router, you need to find the setting that lets you specify port forwarding. This is usually considered an “advanced” feature. We have seen it called “forwarding” and “applications”. Your router may have a different name for it. Some routers support something called a “DMZ Host”. This will work, but is inherintly insecure and i recommend against using it.
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fhambali commented on 27 May 2008
5. Configure your personal firewall.
If you are running a personal firewall on your computer to protect it from nefarious (that means “bad”) outside connections, you will need to open port 2000.

* Open the System Preferences and click the Sharing icon. Click the Firewall tab. If the Firewall is on, you will need to add a new “allowed” port. Click the New button. Select Other from popup menu, enter 2000 for the port, and name it “SnapperHead”.
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Anonymous reviewed on 03 Jun 2005
When you try to show some problem or error in ypour m achine, or some new designs, is fantastic!!! and sooo fast!!!!
[Version 4.6]


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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Oct 2004
This can also be done with PHP and Ghostscript :)

3 lines of code.

However, SnapperHead is an excellent app. I will not take that away from it!
[Version 4.6]

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Icelander replied on 09 Nov 2005
GhostScript? You're obviously not using the imagetype attribute of screencapture. Try this:

screencapture -tpng ~/Desktop/shot.png


Your screenshot is now a PNG, ready for use with GD or ImageMagick
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Anonymous reviewed on 13 Jun 2003
Well slap me on a cutting board, wrap me in seaweed and call me sushi! SnapperHead a very useful tool for collaborating "on the fly on-screen" when sending visual ideas via email is impractical. I'm sure some have found more dubious uses for it, but to each their own.
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Anonymous reviewed on 10 Jun 2003
SnapperHead helped us a lot while doing software development with people all around the world. It works flawlessly and is very easy to configure and use. I can only recommend it.
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Anonymous reviewed on 09 Jun 2003
"Fixed bug causing insane CPU usage"... awesome. :) I don't have any use for Snapperhead currently, but this bug was a pain in the fanny. :)
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fhambali had trouble on 09 May 2008
How do you setup the ip address , I'm using router for and the Ip showing 192.168.1.100:2000 , I need people outside my domain to able to view the image

thx
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Type:Internet : Internet Utilities
License:Free
Date:09 Jun 2003
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X / OS Classic
Price:Free0.00
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SnapperHead is a handy little application that sends screenshots to people who enter your IP address into a Web browser. Simply launch SnapperHead, then send a friend your IP address (it is shown on the SnapperHead window under "Snaps Served"). When they type that Internet address into the location field of a Web browser (you know, where you usually type in "http://www.macupdate.com"), they will be sent, as an image in their browser, a picture of your screen.


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