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Occasionally get "ghost" images
JimMcKeeth Offline
#1 Posted : Thursday, October 27, 2011 10:50:03 PM(UTC)

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When I am taking HQ screen shots of windows I will occasionally get ghost images that are only in white and transparent. If the cursor is in the screen shot then the cursor looks fine.

I have not been able to figure out the pattern. I will take a series of screen shots with a bunch that work, and then one will fail, and I will try a few times and it will work again. I went to take a screen shot for this post after having it fail a half dozen times, and when I wanted it to fail it worked. But the very next one failed.

Here is an example image, but you can't see it because it is on a white background:



Here is a screen shot of Shotty displaying the image. This time I captured the Ghost image with the mouse cursor (it is in the ghost image, not the screen shot of Shotty.)



What I have tried:
I thought it was memory related, so I've tried closing all my other applications.
I've tried restarting Shotty.
I've tried with the mouse in the window and with it not.
I've tried stacked windows and just on the desktop.
I've closed and reopened the window I was taking a screen shot off.

None of the above have consistently worked. (since it is intermittent sometimes the work, but not as often as just trying again.)

It seems that it usually works when I have just rebooted, but I am not positive about that.

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit with 8GB of RAM and an NVidia GeForce 9600 GT video card.
I am running Shotty v2.0.2.216

Let me know if there is anything else you need.
TommyB Offline
#2 Posted : Thursday, October 27, 2011 10:54:49 PM(UTC)


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Hello,

I'm pretty sure the application you want to capture runs as administrator?!

If it is please try the following:
Do not run the application as administrator, or
Close Shotty and start it as administrator again

Then try to capture the screenshot.
There are known (and not fixable) problems if Shotty (running as user) tries to capture administrative windows.
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JimMcKeeth Offline
#3 Posted : Thursday, October 27, 2011 11:08:52 PM(UTC)

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I know I have taken a lot of screen shots of applications running as administrator, so that may be it.

I've tried running Shotty as Administrator now, and it is working in a few tests. I'll come back and let you know if it is consistent. Thanks!

Is there a downside to running Shotty as Administrator (besides the usual).
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#4 Posted : Thursday, October 27, 2011 11:18:01 PM(UTC)


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There is no really downside running Shotty as administrator, except:
* You need to allow it (the windows generated question)
* Autorun doesn't work because Windows doesn't allow autorun applications that requires administrative rights by default

But for most cases (except for a few applications running as administrator) Shotty should work fine without administrator rights :)
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#5 Posted : Thursday, October 27, 2011 11:25:50 PM(UTC)

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So far this is working. I really enjoy Shotty. Thanks!
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