Gavin's Auto Screen Capture

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Gavin's Auto Screen Capture

#1 Post by webfork » Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:08 pm

[Moderator note: The program is named "Auto Screen Capture" but we're naming it for the lead developer to avoid confusion over a same-named program.]

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Great, simple screen capture program. License: public domain - http://autoscreen.sourceforge.net/

Requires: dotNET 3.5
Status: Not portable. Saves picture to the local folder, but saves settings in Win7x64 to:

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C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\AutoScreenCapture2\AutoScreenCapture2.exe_Url_[some unique ID]\1.0.0.0\user.config
Attempted workarounds: Tried moving the user.config file to the local folder, no luck.

Still, works pretty well in a pinch. Right now because I need it, I'm manually going in to delete all the AppData stuff.

Cons: No quality settings available, just formats (GIF, JPG, PNG, etc.).

Edit: I formerly recommended saving to GIF format and then using PNGOptimizer to compress it. I actually tested this and just going from PNG and then using PNGOptimizer got much better results.

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Re: AutoScreenCapture

#2 Post by Napiophelios » Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:34 am

For apps that leave such a small amount of traces on the host system
JauntePE or yAP are perfect solutions.

Between the two making portables for personal use is just too easy.

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Re: AutoScreenCapture

#3 Post by webfork » Sun May 05, 2013 3:55 pm

Napiophelios wrote:For apps that leave such a small amount of traces on the host system
JauntePE or yAP are perfect solutions.

Between the two making portables for personal use is just too easy.
Yeah, this has come up before. It's probably time I learned that whole thing. Has anyone put together a dead-simple breakdown or presentation on how that works?

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Re: Gavin's Auto Screen Capture

#4 Post by webfork » Thu May 22, 2014 5:30 pm

ShareX now has this functionality (and more) so I think my search for an automatic screen capture system is over :)
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Re: Auto Screen Capture 2.2.0.10

#5 Post by smaragdus » Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:27 pm

As of version 2.2.0.10 Auto Screen Capture seems fully portable at first glance- settings files (XML) are saved inside program folder:

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C:\Folder\Auto Screen Capture\!autoscreen\screens.xml

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C:\Folder\Auto Screen Capture\!autoscreen\screenshots.xml

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C:\Folder\Auto Screen Capture\!autoscreen\triggers.xml

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C:\Folder\Auto Screen Capture\!autoscreen\settings\application.xml

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C:\Folder\Auto Screen Capture\!autoscreen\settings\user.xml
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Auto Screen Capture version 2.2.0.10 - program window (static image):

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Auto Screen Capture version 2.2.0.10 - tray control (static image):

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Auto Screen Capture version 2.2.0.10 - about (static image):

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The program (as of version 2.2.0.10) uses about 15-25 MB of RAM under Windows 8 x64.

During my brief test Auto Screen Capture worked fine. Once I had problem with previous versions- it crashed on start, but version 2.2.0.10 runs smoothly.

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This thread should be moved to Portable Freeware Submission sub-forum.

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Re: Gavin's Auto Screen Capture

#6 Post by webfork » Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:54 pm

New version out 2.3.0.0, couldn't seem to find a changelog. Notably, the text logging feature appears to have been removed.

https://sourceforge.net/projects/autoscreen/files/

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Re: Gavin's Auto Screen Capture

#7 Post by Midas » Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:17 am

FYI, short URL to GASC mainpage: https://autoscreen.sourceforge.io/.

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Re: Gavin's Auto Screen Capture

#8 Post by webfork » Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:48 pm

I retested the latest version that came out and the results are encouraging (appears to write to the local folder) but now I'm seeing weird UI issues:

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