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PC oscilloscope screenshot sizing

Started by Clive Arthur December 1, 2017
I often put screenshots in documents taken from a PC 'scope.  It would 
be handy if there were some way of setting the window size on the PC to 
something repeatable.  Is there some utility for this, or perhaps a 
Windows 10 feature I'm unaware of?

I can't just use full screen as it's enormous and the resulting 
screenshot has tiny numbers/legends.

Cheers
-- 
Clive
On 12/01/2017 08:30 AM, Clive Arthur wrote:
> I often put screenshots in documents taken from a PC 'scope.  It would > be handy if there were some way of setting the window size on the PC to > something repeatable.  Is there some utility for this, or perhaps a > Windows 10 feature I'm unaware of? > > I can't just use full screen as it's enormous and the resulting > screenshot has tiny numbers/legends. > > Cheers
You should keep the resolution at the native resolution for your (assuming LCD) monitor. After you take a screenshot just drop it into a editor like mtPaint: <http://mtpaint.sourceforge.net/download.html> Use the crop tool to crop the to just the PC scope window. Then select "Scale Canvas", check "Fix Aspect Ratio" and set the image width and height that you want. If you have the option use bilinear resizing if you're shrinking and bicubic to enlarge.
On 01/12/2017 13:48, bitrex wrote:
> On 12/01/2017 08:30 AM, Clive Arthur wrote: >> I often put screenshots in documents taken from a PC 'scope.&nbsp; It would >> be handy if there were some way of setting the window size on the PC >> to something repeatable.&nbsp; Is there some utility for this, or perhaps a >> Windows 10 feature I'm unaware of? >> >> I can't just use full screen as it's enormous and the resulting >> screenshot has tiny numbers/legends. >> >> Cheers > > You should keep the resolution at the native resolution for your > (assuming LCD) monitor. After you take a screenshot just drop it into a > editor like mtPaint: > > <http://mtpaint.sourceforge.net/download.html> > > Use the crop tool to crop the to just the PC scope window. Then select > "Scale Canvas", check "Fix Aspect Ratio" and set the image width and > height that you want. If you have the option use bilinear resizing if > you're shrinking and bicubic to enlarge.
'kinell. I click on the 'scope window, then alt-PrtSc to copy that window, then ctrl-v to paste it into the document. No cropping or editing needed. All I'd like is some way to set the size repeatably. Cheers -- Clive
On 12/01/2017 09:04 AM, Clive Arthur wrote:
> On 01/12/2017 13:48, bitrex wrote: >> On 12/01/2017 08:30 AM, Clive Arthur wrote: >>> I often put screenshots in documents taken from a PC 'scope.&nbsp; It >>> would be handy if there were some way of setting the window size on >>> the PC to something repeatable.&nbsp; Is there some utility for this, or >>> perhaps a Windows 10 feature I'm unaware of? >>> >>> I can't just use full screen as it's enormous and the resulting >>> screenshot has tiny numbers/legends. >>> >>> Cheers >> >> You should keep the resolution at the native resolution for your >> (assuming LCD) monitor. After you take a screenshot just drop it into >> a editor like mtPaint: >> >> <http://mtpaint.sourceforge.net/download.html> >> >> Use the crop tool to crop the to just the PC scope window. Then select >> "Scale Canvas", check "Fix Aspect Ratio" and set the image width and >> height that you want. If you have the option use bilinear resizing if >> you're shrinking and bicubic to enlarge. > > 'kinell. > > I click on the 'scope window, then alt-PrtSc to copy that window, then > ctrl-v to paste it into the document.&nbsp; No cropping or editing needed. > All I'd like is some way to set the size repeatably. > > Cheers
It takes literally 10 seconds...outside of that you can try hitting control + X when you close the window and it should return to the size you set next time you start it up (might not work with all software tho.) Outside of that you'll have to install some kind of window-management third party software because AFAIK I don't think any version of Windows comes with the kind of feature you're wanting stock
On 12/01/2017 09:54 AM, bitrex wrote:
> On 12/01/2017 09:04 AM, Clive Arthur wrote: >> On 01/12/2017 13:48, bitrex wrote: >>> On 12/01/2017 08:30 AM, Clive Arthur wrote: >>>> I often put screenshots in documents taken from a PC 'scope.&nbsp; It >>>> would be handy if there were some way of setting the window size on >>>> the PC to something repeatable.&nbsp; Is there some utility for this, or >>>> perhaps a Windows 10 feature I'm unaware of? >>>> >>>> I can't just use full screen as it's enormous and the resulting >>>> screenshot has tiny numbers/legends. >>>> >>>> Cheers >>> >>> You should keep the resolution at the native resolution for your >>> (assuming LCD) monitor. After you take a screenshot just drop it into >>> a editor like mtPaint: >>> >>> <http://mtpaint.sourceforge.net/download.html> >>> >>> Use the crop tool to crop the to just the PC scope window. Then >>> select "Scale Canvas", check "Fix Aspect Ratio" and set the image >>> width and height that you want. If you have the option use bilinear >>> resizing if you're shrinking and bicubic to enlarge. >> >> 'kinell. >> >> I click on the 'scope window, then alt-PrtSc to copy that window, then >> ctrl-v to paste it into the document.&nbsp; No cropping or editing needed. >> All I'd like is some way to set the size repeatably. >> >> Cheers > > It takes literally 10 seconds...outside of that you can try hitting > control + X when you close the window and it should return to the size > you set next time you start it up (might not work with all software tho.)
Holding control while you click the "X" to close the window, rather.
On Fri, 1 Dec 2017 13:30:47 +0000, Clive Arthur
<cliveta@nowaytoday.co.uk> wrote:

>I often put screenshots in documents taken from a PC 'scope. It would >be handy if there were some way of setting the window size on the PC to >something repeatable. Is there some utility for this, or perhaps a >Windows 10 feature I'm unaware of? > >I can't just use full screen as it's enormous and the resulting >screenshot has tiny numbers/legends. > >Cheers
Irfanview will crop and re-pixel an image. Word lets you resize and crop an image inside a document. I usually photograph the screen of a scope, rather than letting the scope make the image itself. That's more flexible and in my opinion usually looks better. -- John Larkin Highland Technology, Inc lunatic fringe electronics
On 01/12/2017 13:30, Clive Arthur wrote:
> I often put screenshots in documents taken from a PC 'scope.&nbsp; It would > be handy if there were some way of setting the window size on the PC to > something repeatable.&nbsp; Is there some utility for this, or perhaps a > Windows 10 feature I'm unaware of? > > I can't just use full screen as it's enormous and the resulting > screenshot has tiny numbers/legends.
How about cloning the oscilloscope icon and assuming Win10 has the same backwards compatibility options as Win7 (I haven't checked) Right click, Properties, Compatibility and tick [X] Run in 640x480 screen resolution So you have a version which runs in a fixed size window. -- Regards, Martin Brown
Den fredag den 1. december 2017 kl. 16.16.06 UTC+1 skrev John Larkin:
> On Fri, 1 Dec 2017 13:30:47 +0000, Clive Arthur > <cliveta@nowaytoday.co.uk> wrote: > > >I often put screenshots in documents taken from a PC 'scope. It would > >be handy if there were some way of setting the window size on the PC to > >something repeatable. Is there some utility for this, or perhaps a > >Windows 10 feature I'm unaware of? > > > >I can't just use full screen as it's enormous and the resulting > >screenshot has tiny numbers/legends. > > > >Cheers > > Irfanview will crop and re-pixel an image. > > Word lets you resize and crop an image inside a document. > > I usually photograph the screen of a scope, rather than letting the > scope make the image itself. That's more flexible and in my opinion > usually looks better.
yet another great application for a smart phone, a swipe and a tap and two seconds later you have the picture in your dropbox
On 2017-12-01 16:15, John Larkin wrote:
> On Fri, 1 Dec 2017 13:30:47 +0000, Clive Arthur > <cliveta@nowaytoday.co.uk> wrote: > >> I often put screenshots in documents taken from a PC 'scope. It would >> be handy if there were some way of setting the window size on the PC to >> something repeatable. Is there some utility for this, or perhaps a >> Windows 10 feature I'm unaware of? >> >> I can't just use full screen as it's enormous and the resulting >> screenshot has tiny numbers/legends. >> >> Cheers > > Irfanview will crop and re-pixel an image. > > Word lets you resize and crop an image inside a document. > > I usually photograph the screen of a scope, rather than letting the > scope make the image itself. That's more flexible and in my opinion > usually looks better. > > >
I usually pull the numerical data into my computer and then use gnuplot. That has great documentary value and I can re-process the data later if some new question comes up. For publication quality pictures, I can produce eps files from the same data. I even do that for my >40y old Tek 7904 with the 7S11/S-6 sampler plug-in. It's cool to average the sampler noise away and see tiny signals emerge. Jeroen Belleman
On Fri, 1 Dec 2017 07:30:05 -0800 (PST), Lasse Langwadt Christensen
<langwadt@fonz.dk> wrote:

>Den fredag den 1. december 2017 kl. 16.16.06 UTC+1 skrev John Larkin: >> On Fri, 1 Dec 2017 13:30:47 +0000, Clive Arthur >> <cliveta@nowaytoday.co.uk> wrote: >> >> >I often put screenshots in documents taken from a PC 'scope. It would >> >be handy if there were some way of setting the window size on the PC to >> >something repeatable. Is there some utility for this, or perhaps a >> >Windows 10 feature I'm unaware of? >> > >> >I can't just use full screen as it's enormous and the resulting >> >screenshot has tiny numbers/legends. >> > >> >Cheers >> >> Irfanview will crop and re-pixel an image. >> >> Word lets you resize and crop an image inside a document. >> >> I usually photograph the screen of a scope, rather than letting the >> scope make the image itself. That's more flexible and in my opinion >> usually looks better. > >yet another great application for a smart phone, a swipe and a tap and two seconds later you have the picture in your dropbox
I use a real camera and a sort of a tripod thing to get sharp pics. Phone pictures are usually awful. https://www.dropbox.com/s/y7jaxyfqp7q8hvw/T750_HVP.jpg?raw=1 https://www.dropbox.com/s/q82toc257fv43z8/DSRD_neg-2KV.JPG?raw=1 And I can include a post-it for context. https://www.dropbox.com/s/38cqor56143u5s6/NC7SV74_2.JPG?raw=1 -- John Larkin Highland Technology, Inc lunatic fringe electronics