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Old 05. Jan 2011, 03:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default PicPick: Steps to capture a scroll down

For the life of me, I cannot figure out how to capture the image of a window that has a scroll down portion, which the site says it will do.

I do Screen Capture>Scrolling Window, and it red higlights the whole of the DISPLAYED window, but I cannot get it to go down any further. I try dragging. I try arrows. Nothing I do pushes the capture area further down into the invisible part.

What am I doing wrong?

Oh, a side question: do you have to capture the whole window width, or can you mouse a rectangle that is taller than the current window?
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Old 05. Jan 2011, 05:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Screen Capture - Scrolling Window.

The red outline highlights the page and you see the hand cursor with the little arrow.

Move the hand cursor onto the side scroll bar.

Hold down your left mouse button and make a downward gesture with your mouse, keeping your finger on the left button. Move it right down the page.

Then release your finger from the mouse button for PicPick to begin to scroll down the page.

You should then see PicPick moving the scroll bar down the page. Just leave it, it may take a second or two depending on the page length, and another second or so for PicPick to process the image.

I'm not sure I understand your second question.
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Old 05. Jan 2011, 05:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Just to add to this. I'm assuming you have the auto scroll activated?

Open PicPick - click on 'Program Options' - then 'Capture' - make sure the box is ticked to 'Activate Auto Scroll'

Also look at how you have the 'Scrolling Delay' set. I think it's set to '100 ms' by default.

If you want to capture a long page try setting 'Scrolling Delay' down to '30 ms' - it won't go any lower than 30. When you've made the changes make sure you click 'ok' on the program options box.

Then follow the directions from the previous post again.
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Old 05. Jan 2011, 05:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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OK, I did exactly that...get the capture started with the red border and hand cursor showing. But when I try to use the hand (left button down) to slide the scroll bar down the page, it does not slide. Nor does clicking below it cause it to jump down.

Yes, auto scroll is checked

A BIT LATER--set the delay to 30. I see no difference in the (non)behavior at all. It just does not scroll down. I am assuming you are talking about the scroll bar that is just left of the righthand red border--it is the only scroll bar I see. Using that IT DOES NOT SCROLL DOWN. Vista.

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I perfer this plug-in for full webpage grabs. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1146/

To use it you simply right click the page, choose "screen grab" from the flyout menu, choose either copy or save, and then choose one of the four area options. I don't think you can find a quicker tool to do it with.

This is assuming you use Firefox of course.
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OK, thanks for that lead, but I have been using Chrome and Opera quite a bit lately.
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Old 05. Jan 2011, 06:22 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Maybe this one for chrome will do a full page. http://www.chromeextensions.org/utilities/gatherback/

Here is a specialized utillity for doing full website screen shots. http://websitescreenshots.com/
The free version works quite well.
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Old 05. Jan 2011, 07:02 PM   #8 (permalink)
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No, movrshakr - I'm talking about the scroll bar on the right [as you look at it] that you use to scroll down a page.

You can't move it once the page is highlighted by the red border. You move the hand cursor over it and then move the mouse [hand cursor] down the side of the page. Keep the cursor in the scroll bar channel, right down to the bottom and then release the left button. Then PicPick will follow the downward gesture you made. Just do it slowly.

Once you release the mouse button you'll see the scroll bar start to move down as the page scrolls with it - PicPick controls this, not you. You don't touch anything.

Let it run on it's own until it's finished capturing the whole page, then wait until PicPick processes the image. It can take a while if the page is long and especially if the page contains lots of graphics.

I'm using Opera, it works fine. The only time you may encounter a problem is if you are trying to capture a page with moving graphics, like a slide show. If the image changes during the capture process PicPick will sometimes stop scrolling and only capture a part of the whole page.
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No, movrshakr - I'm talking about the scroll bar on the right [as you look at it] that you use to scroll down a page.
CAPS ARE MY REPLIES--NOT YELLING.
I DON'T UNDERSTAND THIS. THERE IS ONLY ONE SCROLL BAR SHOWING BEFORE AND DURING THE CAPTURE. YES, IT IS ON THE RIGHT. IT IS THE SCROLL BAR OF THE BROWSER WINDOW.

You can't move it once the page is highlighted by the red border. You move the hand cursor over it and then move the mouse [hand cursor] down the side of the page. Keep the cursor in the scroll bar channel, right down to the bottom and then release the left button. Then PicPick will follow the downward gesture you made. Just do it slowly.

Once you release the mouse button you'll see the scroll bar start to move down as the page scrolls with it - PicPick controls this, not you. You don't touch anything.

I DID EXACTLY THIS. I PUT THE HAND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SCROLL BAR (AT THIS POINT NOW INSIDE (LEFT OF) THE RED, AND DRAGGED DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF ITS SLIDER 'TRAY.' WHEN I RELEASED THE LEFT BUTTON, THE CAPTURE AREA JUMPED SOUTHWARD JUST A BIT. IT DID NOT SCROLL DOWN--THERE WAS ONE, SINGLE JUMP. HERE IS THE RESULTING CAPTURE...
http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/i...icpic-test.jpg

Let it run on it's own until it's finished capturing the whole page, then wait until PicPick processes the image. It can take a while if the page is long and especially if the page contains lots of graphics...
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Hi movrshakr, welcome to the forum .

I too had trouble initially with PicPick trying to capture a scrolling window, and I did not succeed. Later on, I heard Gizmo speaking about it on a podcast, and it was amazing how simply he had put it. Here is how to do it.

By default, the auto scroll is not activated. But, still, the scrolling window can be captured. To do that, take note of the hotkey required to capture scrolling window. Its Ctrl+Alt+PrintScreen at my end. Go to the webpage you want to capture, and press the hotkey combination. A red area will appear. Simply click inside it. The webpage will be scrolled automatically, and the image will open up in the editor.

I activated auto scroll with default time setting, and I found that the same procedure as above is required. Just press key combination, and click inside the red area. That's it.

Try this, and see if it works.
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