Educational Software Thread, Grabber -- take a sized screenshot to the clipboard in Technical; I wrote this last week for some of our A-level students who were fed up of using printscreen and cropping ...
31st March 2009, 12:13 PM #1
Grabber -- take a sized screenshot to the clipboard
I wrote this last week for some of our A-level students who were fed up of using printscreen and cropping the result for their coursework papers. You're welcome to it.
From the desc:
"Grabber is a light-weight Windows application to take a portion of the screen as an image, and place it on the clipboard. It's best used for capturing small sections for tutorials, documentation, and coursework write-ups."
Requires .Net 2.0 and comes with no warranty whatsoever. Grabber.
6 Thanks to powdarrmonkey:
apoth0r (3rd April 2009), ianniow (3rd April 2009), Nikthomas (3rd April 2009), ninjabeaver (3rd April 2009), srochford (24th April 2009), stariq (17th June 2010)
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31st March 2009, 12:31 PM #2
31st March 2009, 12:33 PM #3
The point of writing Grabber was that it doesn't have any bells, which were what irritated the boss.
3rd April 2009, 05:49 AM #4
Also if they just want the window that is in focus, they can also use [ALT]+[Print Screen]
3rd April 2009, 08:31 AM #5
Nobody's making you use it, you know. I wrote it for work, they liked it, and we published it.
Originally Posted by p858snake
It makes the process of getting part of a window one less step (actually, one step) so their coursework screenshots are nice and concise. (You have tried it to see how it works, haven't you?)
3rd April 2009, 08:43 AM #6
3rd April 2009, 08:47 AM #7
One slight criticism
Where's the instructions on how to use it
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3rd April 2009, 08:51 AM #8
Mm, sorry if it sounded harsh. Just doesn't sound much like anyone's read the OP, where I explained the point of it.
Anyway, instructions: Click, draw, paste! I'm no more imaginative than that, guess I could put something in the installer readme for it
3rd April 2009, 09:15 AM #9
Ohh, this is SWEEET.
Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey
3rd April 2009, 10:22 AM #10
Anyway, instructions: Click, draw, paste!
Remember - I'm not called SimpleSi for nothing
3rd April 2009, 10:24 AM #11
Originally Posted by SimpleSi
When you run the app you get a small button ('Capture') - click this, then draw with the crosshairs on the area that you want to capture, and it gets put on the clipboard for you to paste into your favourite application.
3rd April 2009, 10:26 AM #12
Never give them a documentation job
PS I'd stick that in your OP/webpage
3rd April 2009, 10:30 AM #13
Originally Posted by SimpleSi
3rd April 2009, 10:38 AM #14
24th April 2009, 04:44 PM #15
Grabber 1.0.2 is available. This update adds a Getting Started dialog on first run, to give the user a quick pointer. Once shown, it does not appear again unless the user's profile is reset.
It is per-user. If you want to disable it on an administrative basis, set the following registry value to non-zero:
This will stop the first run dialog appearing for anybody.
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