How can I get screenshots while I sleep?
November 30, 2005 12:11 PM   Subscribe

Is there any freeware that will allow me to schedule screen captures?

There is a dynamic website that I want to capture images of, but at times when I am not awake. Software like these two seem to do what I want, but not really for free.

A 30-day full-capacity trial will work for the time being, but I would also like recommendations, if possible.
posted by BradNelson to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
If you're using Mac OS X, the command-line screencapture + CronniX will let you take screen captures on a timed basis. Both tools are free.
posted by Rothko at 12:41 PM on November 30, 2005

I use Gadwin Printscreen for my screenshots and it's a gem and free. You can config it to save to file and set the name automatically so you don't clobber old images. I use it by hand but it'll take command line options and you can just use the built-in Windows Scheduler in your control panel to run it whenever you want. Passing the /justnow flag does a screencap right when it's run. Install it and check the help file for all the command line options.
posted by phearlez at 1:00 PM on November 30, 2005

How about this?
posted by vanoakenfold at 2:05 PM on November 30, 2005

SnagIt has this feature. You can a) schedule screen captures for a specific time, and b) set up a timer to take screen captures every so often.

It's a 30-day trial thingee, though.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 2:06 PM on November 30, 2005

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