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High Resolution Screen Capture

SerpentSerpent Sometimes Vancouver, BC, sometimes Brisbane, QLDRegistered User regular
edited December 2007 in Help / Advice Forum
Hey guys,

I've got a program that I'm looking to take a picture of and blow up to 1m by 3/4m for display. This presents some problems -- just taking a 'printscreen' of the picture at a resolution of 1600x1200 is going to create a pretty awful image at the size i'm blowing it up to.

The images are drawn in Java3D and so are not limited to the resolution of my screen. The problem is the 'picture taking' itself...

Any ideas?

note:
if needed, i can go right to the source code and create some type of 'save screen' feature, though I have no experience doing this (the save screen part, not the coding part) and would prefer to avoid doing any coding if possible...

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  • ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    My immediate idea is zoom in, screen shot, paste, move over, screen shot, paste, repeat.

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  • SerpentSerpent Sometimes Vancouver, BC, sometimes Brisbane, QLDRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    that could be done but isn't quite ideal for a variety of reasons (like patching the image together later). I would like to find a solution that is easily repeatable.

    Ideally I would like to capture the window as well, like the menu bars and stuff, but I know this is a problem due to fonts not scaling up (ah well).

    Thanks for the suggestion -- I'll keep it in mind if I can't find/think of anything else.

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  • ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I think there is a feature in some programs called stitching that will piece smaller parts into their original large image. Like for instance, if I wanted to scan an album cover, it would take at least two passes. Since there is information overlay near the middle, the stitching program lines everything up and makes it one large image.

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