1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

automated screen captures(Irfanview)

Discussion in 'Tech Tips and Reviews' started by phoneguy55, Jan 23, 2003.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. phoneguy55

    phoneguy55 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2000
    Messages:
    199
    ...now this is cool.....

    we all use screen captures once in a while, but Irfanview can be set up to automatically become the destination directory and save the whole "clipboard" copy and paste steps.You'll flip over how quick this is compared to the way we have been doing this.

    Also it can be set to take timed snapshots at predetermined intervals and paste them in succession in the directory of your choice.

    Open Irfanview and select OPTIONS and click on CAPTURE

    this window will let you set up the parameters....for manual screen shots select the "hotkey" button......for sequential shots...select timer delay in seconds....destination of screenshots.....and what format to save them in.....click start button and your cooking.......then to stop the sequence just open same dialog box again and select cancel.


    ....don't know when I will need this feature, but there it is waiting to be used.....for free......(if you don't have this tiny freeware utility....get it !!!)

    ( newest version 3.8 adds a few neat features )
     
  2. pyritechips

    pyritechips Gone but Never Forgotten

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2002
    Messages:
    26,907
    First Name:
    Jim
    Excellent tip- it works great!

    Thx phoneguy!:D
     
  3. anglin_fool

    anglin_fool

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2001
    Messages:
    1,100
    I was looking for a screen print program that would show the dropdown boxes. As you know, when you hit any key, the dropdown box rolls up so Alt + Printscreen combo wouldn't work.

    I have had Irfanview for the longest time and I didn't know about this feature! thanks, now I can get rid of that difficult to use PrintScreen Gold that wants money everytime I use it. It ain't gettin any.
     
  4. phoneguy55

    phoneguy55 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2000
    Messages:
    199
    .....it's like finding buried treasure,....eh?

    somewhere in another thread someone was asking about a screen capture program that would show the cursor.....I think that is an option you can "tic" on or off with this program.

    ....how he ( Irfan ) can squeeze all of this into a download of less than a Meg is pretty wild in itself....
     
  5. Randy G

    Randy G

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2000
    Messages:
    2
    I was lucky to find Irfanview a few years ago, when I first got my PC. It

    has been the BEST graphics program I've come across to date. It's totally free, & way better than anything out there (even the ones you pay for).

    It's also handy for making your own icons, previewing & sorting a directory by thumbnail images, and a much needed batch "rename & resize" features for multiple files.

    But, still the coolest thing (for me) would be the automatic slideshow feature. After you designate which images you want for the slideshow, you can save that info as a text file. Next time you visit the slideshow feature, just load the textfile & hit play.
    Sit back & enjoy!

    Wow!
     
  6. Gary R

    Gary R

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2001
    Messages:
    1,440
    I've used IrfanView since Vers. 2.6 or so, & only real complaint (a small one) I have with it is when you use Image > Enhance Colors that the pictures you work with are so small.
     
  7. Deke40

    Deke40

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2002
    Messages:
    6,096
    I had looked at the capture in the help section but didn't really understand it. I am sure glad I saw your post. No more "save as" and "save where. Great tip.
     
  8. Deke40

    Deke40

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2002
    Messages:
    6,096
  9. onedavester

    onedavester

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2000
    Messages:
    273
    Can somebody give a link to download irfanview??!!
     
  10. Deke40

    Deke40

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2002
    Messages:
    6,096
  11. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Similar Threads - automated screen captures(Irfanview)
  1. ekim68
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    797
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/114937

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice