Saturday, August 11, 2007

Screenshot utility for the iPhone

Yesterday, we had iPhone hackers making progress in
their goal of creating high quality tools for the
iPhone by developing a full-fledged iPhone application
with a graphic user interface and its own icon in the
iPhone home screen.

Today we have Erica Sudan from announcing
that she has created her own screenshot utility tool
for the iPhone.

The idea of the screenshot utility originated when she
stumbled upon an iPhone screen shot snippet that was
meant to be used inside the application. After
spending some time playing with the code, she got down
to writing the code for the screenshot utility taking
advantage of UIApplication's _dumpScreenContents:

The screenshot utility runs from the command line so
currently more for the technically inclined and
produces a PNG output of your screen

The other tip is if you set the iPhone to never sleep
and put it into camera mode, you can script it to take
screen shots every minute (or five minutes or however
long) to take time lapse series of images, however you
can take up to a maximum of 4 pictures per minute.

The iPhone application is available for free download,

click here

to use the tool. As always please
remember to take the necessary precautions before
using the iPhone hack.

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