Mandy (mandee_jayne) wrote in thequestionclub,

Two computer/icon related questions here.

How do you take screencaps? I've heard of various ways, and the simplest way (print screen button) doesn't appear to work. Just takes an empty hole where the video should be playing. My brother has my digital camera right now, so I haven't tried taking pictures with it while it's hooked up into the computer to see if that works. What other ways work for taking screen caps of video?

Second, how can you make an animated icon that works in LJ (meaning you are limited to jgp, gif, and png) when jpg and png do not handle animation/layers, and gif does not handle RGB color and makes you index it, which of course makes the image all speckly and gross. The best I've done so far is a speckly animated icon which is not pretty to look at, and this icon that I'm using, that's not a photo so no speckly problems, but it'd be nice if it had a photo to go with it, so that people might be able to figure out what the quote is from. Of course, I could have put "watch Veronica Mars, UPN Wedensdays 8:00" on the last slide, but I just didn't think of it and actually will probably be adding it at some point, unless I can figure out how to make cooler icons work, in which case I won't need this one anymore :)

Thanks in advance for your input!
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