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Regarding an earlier topic...

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There's actually more being worked on that will allow you to alternatively specify a "brush" (a pattern, an image or a color-gradient) instead of just a color.

Here's a preview of the upcoming brush-editor (gradient-editor in this case):





The brush-editor itself is more or less working fine now, but QMC2 isn't yet able to use the "brushes"... so it's only available when built with WIP=1.


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In the 'Take Snapshot' area...

When playing a game (from the softlist) and I wish to take a snapshot and save it as a softlist picture (depending on what the snapshot save settings are I have no idea what the machine is called or the softlist game name) so could you add the softlist,machine name options in the snapshot tools area

so with a click of an icon the picture I wish to save is automatically renamed and saved in my softlist folder or preview folder etc smile

the save location's are taken from the settings and if a folder for that system is needed qmc2 would create one and pop the snapshot in there.

Also

zoom options for the little snapshots that are displayed along the top of the screen (bigger not smaller smile )

and a little border around the selected picture smile as the current blur is hard to see (well it is for me)


SO to clarify

a couple of icon's near the 'Native Resolution' that allow instant-

'Save Snapshot For Softlist Game' this would create a folder (if the folder is not there) with the machine name and save the selected snapshot renamed to the softlist title into it.

with an overwrite prompt if the snapshot already exists

And

'Save Snapshot To Preview Folder' as above but to the 'notes' Preview folder.

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I'm not sure if I really get all of what you want wink (please try to make one clear request at a time), but you DID notice the "automatic snap-name adjustment" feature in QMC2's software-list support?! From the wiki:

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The third toggle-button (camera icon, new since v0.38) will enable/disable the so called automatic snap-name adjustment. When this feature is enabled, QMC2 will launch the emulator with a suitable value for the '-snapname' parameter so that it creates clean path-names for snapshot files (F12). Per default, they are chosen in a way so that the image files can directly be used with the software-list feature, without the hassle of renaming / reorganizing images afterwards (but you may still have to move them to a different folder perhaps, depends on your setup). You can also configure the exact naming pattern, if you will -- hold the button down for its menu and select Adjust pattern.


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Regarding snapshot zoom & frame size: that should both be possible, but the faint frame is there to not distort the image but to still have a frame if there's little contrast with the background.


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In the 'Take Snapshot' area...





zoom options for the little snapshots that are displayed along the top of the screen (bigger not smaller smile )

and a little border around the selected picture smile as the current blur is hard to see (well it is for me)
The Green box (Arrow) is an example



a couple of icon's near the 'Native Resolution' that allow instant-

'Save Snapshot For Softlist Game' this would create a folder (if the folder is not there) with the machine name and save the selected snapshot renamed to the softlist title into it.

with an overwrite prompt if the snapshot already exists

And

'Save Snapshot To Preview Folder' as above but to the 'notes' Preview folder.

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AHHHH! I didn't think anyone was using this embedder feature, but there is a "save image" item in the context menu of the (big) image which gets displayed when you click the (small) image in the "taken-snapshots-viewer". Where you save it is up to you smile. The frame around the selected item is a different thing... I'll see what I can do.


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Also, please do not use these snapshots for posting things here... use the emulator's built-in function (F12)! The "native resolution" is calculated from the initial size the embedder sees before the widget is re-parented, but the aspect ratio / resolution doesn't necessarily fit the *current* dimensions, so there are some expected bugs with this which I won't fix wink.


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well the icon's would help for instant faster save's

(I know about the save as.. in the large snapshot)

as qmc2 would know the machine name and softlist name so with a click of an icon a fresh snapshot or preview image is save to the correct folder.

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erm, even without qmc2 help, you can setup snapname to save to a system folder (not a softlist folder, though), named after the soft shortname

so e.g.

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-snapname %g/%d_flop1


will save snaps for a foo_game taken from c64_flop.xml and run in c64, to c64/foo_game.png

and

Code:
-snapname %g/%d_cdrm


will save snaps for snaps for a foo_game taken from psx.xml and run in psj, to psj/foo_game.png

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Eta: yeah, QMC2 is just "helping" the user in adjusting the -snapname parameter automatically on a per soft-list / software basis, it's no rocket-science smile.

EDIT: and what ASH is requesting has nothing to do with it... I recommend using the emulator's built-in snapshot feature (thus the automatic snapname adjustment thing), not the one from QMC2's embedder, but if it's there it's true that it could be made more handy for users...

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