TOKYO (MacHouse) – We’ve had a good start this month. Now, we are ready to introduce the second iOS application. This new software release is called Video2Img. Well, the application name is quite descriptive. Yes, it’s an application that you can use to take movie screenshots.
Video2Img is an iPad-only application that lets you take a movie screenshot with a simple tap on a button. All you have to is move the play head to find a frame. Then just tap a button. You don’t have to worry about naming screenshot files. If you enable the auto-numbering feature, Video2Img will automatically name your movie screenshots such that it will never overwrite existing files. Turning on the Watermarking switch, you can let the application automatically watermark your movie screenshots.
- Take a movie screenshot at a desired frame with a tap on a button.
- Let Video2Img look for video files (M4V, MOV, MP4) in the sandbox-protected application folder or iTunes shared movie folder (used by Apple’s Videos)
- Automatically watermark or not watermark movie screenshots you take.
- Set the color (RGB + alpha), text size of watermark text.
- Choose one of the four watermark positions: top-left corner, bottom-left corner, top-right corner, bottom-right-corner. Use the offset sliders to move the fixed position slightly.
- Choose PNG or JPEG as an export format for your movie screenshots. Set a compression rate (1 to 100) for JPEG.
- Let the application watch disk space so that it will intentionally fail to generate screenshots at a desired disk limit.
- Delete screenshot files and video files inside application’s folder with a tap on a button.
- The application comes with an online user’s guide.
- Use View to view any of the screenshots you’ve exported.
- Language: English only
- File size: 3.3 MB
- iOS 6.0 or higher
The user can only use MacRoman characters to set watermark text.
- In order to retrieve saved (exported) screenshot files, the user must have access to a desktop computer with iTunes (Apple’s multimedia application) installed.
- The application will not show the position of watermark text in real time.
- The supported orientation is portrait (vertical) only.
- The user may not see the ‘Take screenshot’ button if the current movie is vertically long.
- Screenshot dimensions are fixed as they result not from the device orientation or its size but from movie dimensions.
Note: Release dates are ones when updates are announced here, not when updates are actually released at App Store. We make no promise that they will be accepted by iTunes Connect and then released at App Store.
1.1.3 (Released on February 24, 2013)
- Fix: The user can now use a variety of character sets, not limited only to MacRoman but also for languages including Chinese, Greek, Japanese.
- The user can now set watermark text on the main screen without switching to the Settings screen.
- Some user interface design change and improvements have been made.
1.1.0 (Released on February 9, 2013)
- Fix: The application did not check and see if the selected movie file exists when the user tapped the GO button.
- The application icon gets some design revision.
- When the user taps a new button labeled ‘View,’ the screen will switch to View, where the user can view any of the movie screenshots they’ve exported.
1.0.1 (Released on February 8, 2013)
- When it finds out that watermark text contains one or more incompatible characters, the application will export a screenshot without watermark it, displaying a warning message, instead of letting itself crash.
Click here to read Video2Img’ User’s Guide.
Video2Img is a product of MacHouse.