ImgFloat

I’ve used Screenshot Captor on Windows to great effect for years, and it contains a ton of features.  But one feature that I didn’t even realize that it was mssing until recently was the ability to float the screenshot after it was taken.  Lately, I’ve been using my MacBook more, and came across an application ScreenFloat.  It’s not a full featured as Screenshot Captor, but the ability to float the section that you’ve just taken a screenshot of in a transparent window has a multitude of uses.

So, for NANY 2014, I’ve decided to create a tool that can be called by Screenshot Captor to float the just taken image in a transparent window.

I’ve done much of the research into what I’m doing with the recently announced Reference Overlay Tool, so the two should be very similar.

The final version is available for download.  It requires .NET 4.0 but not much else.  Documentation to come soon.

The installation instructions are pretty simple:

  1. Unzip the archive where you want to install it.
  2. Set up Screenshot Captor to use it by opening the preferences dialog and navigating to the Basic Capturing -> Post-Capture Options.  In that area, check the checkbox labeled “Invoke these command lines after each capture”, and put the path to the imgfloat executable followed by “%file%” in the text area below that.  The image below illustrates what needs to be done.

ImgFloat SCC Setup

 

Any feedback is very much appreciated!

 

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Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the “Software”), to use the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use and copy the software package, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do the same. Distribution and publication shall be allowed also without direct cost to the user. In all cases shall the distribution of the software be subject to the following conditions:

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