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Snapper Update Available

March 11, 2007

Back in August 2006 I wrote about Snapper, a FireFox extension that allows you to easily take a snapshot of a selected part of a web page. Then FireFox 2.X came along and Snapper broke and no updates were found when FireFox looked.

Today – instead of working on a project – I decided to check the blogs stats for Techview and noticed that the Snapper posting consistently gets hits and that made me feel bad since I said that Snapper is still broken. I went to the FireFox add-on page for Snapper and started reading comments and found that someone had made a fix for it. Go here for the Snapper 1.3 xpi file. I did a new install on my home computer and it works fine. At work, I’ll probably uninstall the old version and then add Snapper 1.3.

Note that Snapper 1,3 does require JRE version 1.4 or later to operate properly.


Snapper – nifty new FireFox extension for screen capture

August 17, 2006

UPDATE:  W00t!  There is a fix for Snapper to work with FireFox 2.X  Go here for an updated xpi file.  I installed it new on my home PC.  At work I’ll uninstall the old add-on and then instaff the fix.

*UPDATE* – This add-on is not compatible with FireFox 2.x

I wish I could claim first sighting of this but I found it on Darlene Fichter’s Blog on the Side. You can get Snapper from the Firefox Add-Ons site. Snapper allows you to define an area of the screen and save it as a .png file (portable network graphic). When snapper is installed, a red fish appears in the lower right corner of the browser window. Click on it and the mouth opens. Right click on your starting point and make a box around the part of the screen you want to capture. When you release the mouse button, a window will open for you to tell it where to save the graphic. You can also change the name of the file from the default. It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of screen capture programs such as SnagIt but for a quick and as-is snapshot it is great.

A .png graphic can be rendered any graphics program you are likely to be using.