Jun 102016
 

App can snap itself – no selfie stick required.

Snapper iconChris Johnson has released a new version of versatile screen-grab application Snapper (mirror).

Originally developed by David Pilling and now further developed by Chris, the application allows you to grab more (or, in fact, less) than just the whole screen. It can also capture an area inside a user-defined bounding box, or it can snap the window under the mouse pointer, with or without the window furniture – and with or without the mouse pointer.

Snapper's main window, showing the full range of options

Snapper’s main window, showing the full range of options

In version 1.30, released at the in early May, Chris added support for platforms that swap the component order of colours (RGB versus BGR) – which at the moment for the RISC OS platform means IGEPv5-based computers such as the Eastwood RapidO-Ig from CJE Micro’s, and Titanium-based systems like the TiMachine and RapidO-Ti from R-Comp and CJE respectively.

Not only does the software now function correctly on those platforms, it also has the option to convert any screen-grabs taken on those machines into older format sprites. This means that they can be used on computers (and in other software) for whom the newer format sprites are alien.

Since then, version 1.31 has also appeared, which fixes a bug in the .png save routine.

The software is particularly useful for developers when writing instruction manuals for their software, since it makes it very easy to produce images for use in those guides, as well as magazine editors and the like for grabbing images for use in articles.

 June 10, 2016  Posted by  Software Tagged with: , , ,

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