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Alweth's easy Portrait Grabber v0.1

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#1 Alweth

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 04:37 AM

DEPRECATED in favor of: http://www.shsforums...it-grabber-v02/

Use that instead.

If you're like me, you've often seen fantasy art and thought to yourself, "That would make a really neat BG2 portrait." However, the time it takes to get the image, scale it properly into two different files, etc., prevents you from doing much of that unless you plan to use the portrait yourself.

Thanks to yours truly, that is no longer a problem! Now the world can be flooded with every possible BG2 portrait under the sun, because I have written a simple (Windows only, sorry) app that quickly grabs a section of the screen, scales it into the right dimension(s) and saves it with the proper name for you.

So please go forth and make a bunch of really awesome portrait packs.

Thank you.


Click, Capture Large, Capture Small, or Capture Both. The screen will go greyish. Select the region you want to make into a portrait by left-clicking and dragging. When you release the portrait will be taken. If, while still holding the left mouse button, you press the right mouse button, the behavior will switch so that the bounding box moves with your mouse rather than being resized by it. Right click again to continue resizing. The Capture Both button simply takes one screen capture area and converts it to both different image sizes.


Program is attached. I will release the source soon so that people can take it and run with it, if they like. As always, be careful about downloading and running executables from the internet, even if they're from me.

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Edited by Alweth, 14 October 2012 - 10:54 PM.

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