I've been testing PjPic, and it addresses many deficiencies of PasteOff (multi-profile!). If you like PasteOff, you might like PjPic more. Or as well!
As I mentioned in my post about MSN Spaces, I've got this weird habit of wanting to save and convert clipboard bitmaps (most often, OneNote screen clippings, which you take by right-clicking the OneNote tray icon) into JPGs or PNGs directly, with a minimum of actual effort expended.
So, I hacked together a little applet that converts any bitmap on the clipboard to a JPG, PNG, TIFF or BMP file in a configurable folder (configurable), and can optionally run a command against the saved file. You don't need to worry about naming if you don't want to.
I call the project PasteOff (say it with a Sean Connery accent).
Disclaimer: You assume any and all risks with using this software - it's unsupported, largely untested, and isn't production quality. It's software I developed for my personal use, and may not be fit for any particular purpose other than my own personal use.
Download: Latest Version (0.8) , 13KB.Net Framework 1.1 is required (get it from WindowsUpdate).
Installation: Unzip to wherever you want it. Then create your own shortcut to run it, or just run it directly. Simple, eh?
Configuration is stored in C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\PasteOff\config.bin .
It's all run from a notification-not-system-tray Icon. This will be called "the icon" to avoid me having to type "notification" a lot.
Icon with image on Clipboard: With no image on Clipboard:
The icon doesn't self-refresh, it only refreshes when you do something with it (like click it). Right-Click the icon for actions and Configuration options:
Typical usage works like this:
Don't forget to use the clipboard text (if you need to) before copying the next image to the clipboard.
On the cards for When I Feel Like It:
If there's a bracketed version number in front of the feature, it first appeared in that version.
PasteOff is back, bigger, stronger and with more error handling. OK, barely more error handling. It's a fun project, not a production one, mmkay?
PasteOff is a quick'n'dirty utility that saves images from the clipboard to a pre-arranged location in JPEG format, with a randomly generated filename (or one you specify), and can run a utility/script against the saved image afterwards.
I am currently working on a project where I have the need to convert screenshots to jpg's programatically in C# and I was wondering if you are willing to share some of the source code to do this (since you seem to have already solved this problem). I have found that your "quick and dirty" app actually works pretty well. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
I'll post some of the relevant bits a bit later on.
Coming clean, the core functionality is straight copy-and-paste from the MSDN Library examples - it's just building a UI around it that's challenging :)
Hey, I fond PasteOff by searching Google for "paste from clipboard as image file" and it does exactly what I was looking for! It is the only utility I found that simply does just that. Thanks! You should consider making it a "production" project
Tristan now likes Class Diagrams.
On steroids, that is, without the shrivelled um&#8230; equipment and rage issues! PjPic could be called a spiritual sequel to PasteOff, in much the same way that other spiritual sequels bear little resemblance of their alleged parents. It&#8217;s