Lightscreen - Screencapture tool

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Lightscreen - Screencapture tool

#1 Post by Gmacri » Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:00 am

:) Lightscreen is a simple tool to automate the tedious process of saving and cataloging screenshots, it operates as a hidden background process that is invoked with one (or multiple) hotkeys and then saves a screenshot file to disk according to the user's preferences.

Main Features

* Can execute at Windows startup (hidden or displaying the main window).
* System tray icon for easy access.
* Five configurable actions, each with it's own hotkey (screen, window, area, etc).
* Multiple image formats (PNG, JPEG, etc) and image quality selector.
* A notification when the screenshot is taken.
* Screenshot delay

Web: http://lightscreen.sourceforge.net/

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Re: Lightscreen v 1.0 a Screencapture tool

#2 Post by ashghost » Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:40 am

Settings are not portable - they're saved in the registry under
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\user\current\software\K\Lightscreen\options

Again, Gmacri, I urge you to read the "about" page and the FAQ...

http://www.portablefreeware.com/about.php
http://www.portablefreeware.com/faq.php

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Re: Lightscreen v 1.0 a Screencapture tool

#3 Post by Checker » Sat Jul 18, 2009 3:00 pm


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Re: Lightscreen v 1.0 a Screencapture tool

#4 Post by Gmacri » Sun Jul 19, 2009 12:07 pm

Yes I agree with Checker the link to the portable version
Is in the Web page of PortableApps:

http://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/ ... n_portable

May be the prestigious page of Portable Apps is also wrong?
May be Ashghost is trying the no portable version, ....or may be he is right.?,
I don't know.
In my PC I don't found in the registry the key
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\user\current\software\K\Lightscreen\options

Hey Ashghost! If I'm wrong, please forgive me, I'm only trying to help.

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Re: Lightscreen v 1.0 a Screencapture tool

#5 Post by ashghost » Sun Jul 19, 2009 1:14 pm

Gmacri wrote:May be the prestigious page of Portable Apps is also wrong?
May be Ashghost is trying the no portable version, ....or may be he is right.?,
Gmacri, I'm sure the PortableApps version is portable, but you linked to the standard version, so that was what I tried.

So, thanks, Gmacri, for the submission, and thanks, Checker, for linking to the version that Gmacri was referring to. :)

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Re: Lightscreen v 1.0 a Screencapture tool

#6 Post by webfork » Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:14 am

Found a bug and workaround in this program:

If you choose to save to clipboard in the Advanced tab, you must still have "File" checked in the "General" tab. To avoid writing a file, also click "Choose where and how to save a screenshot" and when prompted, just hit escape.

Contacted author.

Edit: user airplus over on portableapps.com already figured this out, although he didn't list a workaround.

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Re: Lightscreen v 1.0 a Screencapture tool

#7 Post by webfork » Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:34 am

Posted. Lightscreen Portable: http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1959

Despite bug mentioned above, I'm impressed with this program. Some good features and very easy to use. Glad to finally have a screencap program I can take to work. (Although I definitely believe in paying for good software and would do so for PicPick in an instant, the software policies I've had at some jobs where using outside commercial software is sketchy. Its easier to lobby for open software.)

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Re: Lightscreen v 1.0 a Screencapture tool

#8 Post by Enternal » Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:24 pm

I'm surprised that no one said this yet. Anyway, program is now

Updated to Version 2.0!
http://lightscreen.com.ar/

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Re: Lightscreen v 1.0 a Screencapture tool

#9 Post by I am Baas » Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:33 pm

Tested portable-lightscreen-2.0 portable

A link in \Users\username\Recent\automaticDestinations\

Trolltech keys in the registry

Changelog at http://lightscreen.com.ar/whatsnew

Dl @ https://github.com/ckaiser/Lightscreen/releases

Should we change the entry or just update the existing one?

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Re: Lightscreen v 1.0 a Screencapture tool

#10 Post by webfork » Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:36 pm

I am Baas wrote:Should we change the entry or just update the existing one?
Change the entry like point to the natively portable one, you mean?

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Re: Lightscreen v 1.0 a Screencapture tool

#11 Post by I am Baas » Tue Jul 01, 2014 5:41 am

webfork wrote:Change the entry like point to the natively portable one, you mean?
Exactly.

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Re: Lightscreen v 1.0 a Screencapture tool

#12 Post by webfork » Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:09 pm

I am Baas wrote:
webfork wrote:Change the entry like point to the natively portable one, you mean?
Exactly.
All set. http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1959

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Re: Lightscreen v 1.0 a Screencapture tool

#13 Post by I am Baas » Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:12 pm

webfork wrote:
I am Baas wrote:
webfork wrote:Change the entry like point to the natively portable one, you mean?
Exactly.
All set. http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1959
Thank you, webfork.

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Re: Lightscreen 2.1

#14 Post by smaragdus » Sun Mar 20, 2016 4:23 pm

Lightscreen at version 2.1, changes:
- Updated to the newest imgur API version (old one is getting deprecated really soon), can now authenticate and upload to albums.
- Minor UI tweaks, configuration export/import.
- Updated to Qt 5.5.1
- New installer! You can now install portable Lightscreen from it, just select "portable mode" and you're good to go.
Note that the installer now offers Portable mode installation and an archived portable version is no longer provided. However the installer can be extracted. The PortableApps version of Lightscreen has also been updated to the latest version (2.1).

About Portable Mode
Lightscreen - download page
Lightscreen - PortableApps edition download page

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Re: Lightscreen - Screencapture tool

#15 Post by JohnTHaller » Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:27 pm

Note that the Lightscreen installer requires admin rights, even to install in portable mode. It can not be extracted with 7-Zip 15.14 in my testing: "Can not open file '...' as archive"
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