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  1. 03 Aug '07 13:03 / 1 edit
    I was trying to take pictures of some mates in two and some ending positions to put them in my ipod so when someone lets me waiting in my job or I have a free time away from home I can check at the photos.

    Can someone give a suggestion of a program to capture the position as a picture?
  2. 03 Aug '07 13:06
    No?
  3. 03 Aug '07 13:17
    you can maybe use that Paint that comes with windows?
  4. 03 Aug '07 13:32
    Originally posted by vipiu
    you can maybe use that Paint that comes with windows?
    To use the paint software in windows is a procces, i have to put the position on a real program like fritz or chessmaster, take a printscreen and paste it into paint, then erase the remaining parts like the menu bar and the side of the program and then save the picture, i have also found that paint pictures are so big in bites.

    I can do that but i was looking for a program that when i put the position i click on something and saves the position as an image.
  5. 03 Aug '07 13:42
    they are not so big if you save as giff or jpg instead of bmp
  6. 03 Aug '07 13:46
    Originally posted by vipiu
    they are not so big if you save as giff or jpg instead of bmp
    Thanks I didnt think about that, but i would really like to save the efort of editing all the pictures I someone knows a better way of doing this.
  7. 03 Aug '07 14:09
    What about a screen capture program? You'd still have to bring up the board positions in some chess GUI, but then you'd only have to take a screen shot of the board. The screen capture programs should let you adjust the window so that only the board is converted to a graphic file.

    There are a number of freeware screen capture programs you can use. Just go to the link below and try some of the higher rated programs. You might find one that you like.

    http://www.freewarefiles.com/cat_3_40_Screen-Capture.html
  8. 03 Aug '07 16:20
    Why wud u do that in the first place
  9. 03 Aug '07 16:34
    Originally posted by Mad Rook
    What about a screen capture program? You'd still have to bring up the board positions in some chess GUI, but then you'd only have to take a screen shot of the board. The screen capture programs should let you adjust the window so that only the board is converted to a graphic file.

    There are a number of freeware screen capture programs you can use. Just g ...[text shortened]... You might find one that you like.

    http://www.freewarefiles.com/cat_3_40_Screen-Capture.html
    Thanks, I think this is the best choice, I have already done a few positions.
  10. 03 Aug '07 16:38
    Originally posted by MoneyMaker7
    Why wud u do that in the first place
    Well I have a book called More Chessercizes: Checkmate. And it consist of several positions in which you should be able to find mate in diferent number of moves, so if I cant go with the book to all places my ipod fits nice in every pocket and if i have photos of the positions is the same as if I had the book.