Adding Images via Screen Capture
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Capture Images from the Screen and Add them to Shopkeeper
The previous approaches of adding images to Shopkeeper were either dragging and dropping picture files
However, some webcams don't behave perfectly when they are accessed from a program other than their own
So, a new option allows you to add pictures to Shopkeeper by capturing any image from the computer screen
using any screen capture program which lets you select any part of any image.
Using a third-party screen capture software will usually give you the most flexibility and precision, but you can start
Our preferred screen capture program is GreenShot
During setup make sure to set preferences like:
For more information on Screen Capture programs, click here to see the Screen Capture Programs help topic:
First, configure Shopkeeper to always make sure your screen capture program is running when you start Shopkeeper
Open Preferences from the VJS Maintenance Menu and open the Local Defaults (p.3) page and click the Select Snipping Tool button to locate the Snipping Tool program on your computer.
If you have a better, third-party, screen capture program, choose browse to locate the program file.
Save the Settings at the top
The Snipping Tool takes only a small amount of memory and it doesn’t take much space on the Windows Desktop and you can minimize it when it's not needed.
It's quite easy to close the Snipping Tool accidentally, but Shopkeeper will re-open it if you close it and then try to paste an image.
Bring up the needed image on the computer screen - e.g. images from a vendor’s webpage:
Or display an article of inventory via your webcam's controller software. Try to select a larger on-screen resolution.
Click New in Snipping Tool. (or press the PrintScr key, if using a third-party screen capture program.)
"Draw" a careful rectangle around the image being sure to get just the part you want.
Switch back to VJS and right-click the No Image Saved image area for inventory, repairs,
If there is no image on the Windows Clipboard, the Paste option will be greyed out.
As with images obtained via the other methods (drag and drop and direct webcam), you can save more than one