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Old Apr 8th, 2011, 02:33 AM   #1
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I have used Camtasia before. While it works nicely but I found myself not needing a video playback. All I need are some static screenshots every few minutes. I have tried a few freeware for screen capture but they didn't work too well.

What I would like to be able to do is to automatically capture my all my screens at every X minutes (e.g. 15 minutes) during the market hours. I don't want to have to define the area of capture every time. (Maybe only once). No prompting. Just capture everything on all my screens and automatically save in some PNG files on my hard drive with some file name conventions.

Potential issue: I have 8 to 10 monitors on my computers. Each is 1920 x 1080 resolution.

Has anybody had any experience with a commerical or free screen capture software that can do this?
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Old Apr 8th, 2011, 03:18 AM   #2
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www.timesnapper.com
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Old Apr 8th, 2011, 02:00 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info helgen_1. I will try them out!
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Old Apr 11th, 2011, 05:59 AM   #4
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IrfanView is free and can do automated screen captures.
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Old Apr 11th, 2011, 05:13 PM   #5
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helgen_1: I have tried out timesnapper. It does exactly what I like it to do, quietly in the background. It's a winner! The only thing that I hope could be different is:

#) That it would let me set up a scheduled (M-F) start/stop time. I have set it for record when idling now and later delete anything that are outside my 9:30 am - 4:00 pm EST window.



samovar: Thanks for the info on IrfanView. I will take a look at it too.
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Old Apr 11th, 2011, 06:04 PM   #6
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did you try Window Scheduled Tasks to schedule it daily?
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