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Description: Simple to use screen grabber
Download: grab.lha       (TIPS: Use the right click menu if your browser takes you back here all the time)
Size: 31kb
Version: 1.4
Date: 14 Apr 2023
Author: thomas-rapp@web.de (Thomas Rapp)
Submitter: Samir Hawamdeh
Homepage: http://thomas-rapp.homepage.t-online.de/
Category: graphics/misc
License: Other
Distribute: yes
Min OS Version: 4.0
FileID: 12505
Comments: 0
Snapshots: 0
Videos: 0
Downloads: 93  (Current version)
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Copy either grab.68k or grab.os4 to C: and rename it to grab. Then add the
following line to your User-Startup:

run >nil: c:grab

Or just drag the desired icon to the WBStartup drawer.


Press Ctrl-Alt-S to save the entire screen or press Ctrl-Alt-A to save a part of
the screen.

After pressing Ctrl-Alt-A you see a crosshair you can move with the mouse.
Click with the left mouse button on the top left edge and then click on the
bottom right corner to mark the area to be saved. Now press the right mouse
button to save the hatched area or press the left mouse button again to get the
crosshair back and start again.

If you press the right mouse button while you see the crosshair, you can choose
a window to be saved by moving the mouse over it. After choosing a window, press
the right mouse button to save it or press the left mouse button to get the
crosshair back.

Hardcopies are saved using datatypes resulting in IFF pictures.

The crosshair by default is red. With the space bar you can cycle through
different colors: red -> green -> black -> white


The following tooltypes or shell arguments can be passed to Grab:


  Set the directory to save hardcopies to.


  Set the file name for the hardcopies. "%d" is replaced by a number. The
  number starts at 1 and is increased by one if the resulting file already


  Set the default color for the crosshair:
  1 = red
  2 = green
  3 = black
  4 = white


  Set the priority for the commodity.

HOTKEY1=control alt s

  Set the hotkey for saving the entire screen in commodity syntax.

HOTKEY2=control alt a

  Set the hotkey for saving a part of the screen in commodity syntax.


  Disable splash screen at the beginning.

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