November 8th, 2010

rob water for elephants lean on elbow

Just wondering...

What programs are you using to make the screencaps to go into the animated icon gifs?

I've been using ImageGrab (bc it's free) but it has trouble with large video files (like movies, tv shows, etc), it always crashes on those, and it won't load mp4's, so I was wondering if there was a better program out there?

For animations, I use Photoshop CS3 and Imageready. I also have Animation Shop (from PSP).

Thank you.

edit ~ VLC and I don't get along, either. =( It doesn't work well w/my version of Windows 7 or something.
rob water for elephants lean on elbow

Imageready won't open?? -- Fixed

I haven't used it since I switched computers, but I remember my old vs of Photoshop (that came w/Imageready) worked fine on my new computer. (I've upgraded to CS3 & CS4 since then.) I don't remember uninstalling, all the program files are still in the folder, but when I try to open it I get this error:

And when I try to open my old version of Photoshop, it's asking me if I want to edit something in my registry.
How do I fix it?  I'm getting nervous I somehow lost the program...
EDIT ~ Okay so I reinstalled my old version of Photoshop (which came w/Imageready) and made sure my register went through w/serial number.  It opened and loaded fine, but Imageready is STILL giving me that error.  I don't get it.  Imageready doesn't have a different serial/registry, does it?  

EDIT AGAIN ~ Wanted to include the fix I did, just in case someone else has the same problem:  After much Google'ing, I found out that if you start the program up and immediately hit Ctrl + Alt + Shift at the same time (it took about 10 tries to do it right!), then it will ask if you want to reset Imageready's preferences.  Click yes and voila!  It opens up correctly and the jump to Photoshop and back works as well.