SwiftKit MS – Screenshot Viewer

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It’s been a little while since the last Dev Blog so I thought I should make a post about the Screenshot Viewer I’ve been working on. In SwiftKit RS the Screenshot Viewer is pretty ordinary to say the least so in SwiftKit MS we wanted to give it more purpose. The idea was to have something that’s similar to Windows Explorer, but not as extensive. Here’s what we’ve come up with so far.

You can also check out the new Screenshot Viewer in the latest SwiftKit MS update. For instructions on how to download SwiftKit MS see here.

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The first most noticeable feature is the thumbnails. This was something we wanted to do from the start however when a typical player has hundreds and hundreds of screenshots in a single folder it can get a bit tricky. We overcome this problem by having the thumbnails generate on the fly when they come into view. Originally it would take around 5 seconds to open a folder with a hundred or so screenshots, now it’s opens instantly.

Organising your screenshots will also be a lot easier with the ability to create new folders, drag and drop existing screenshots/folders and also cut,copy and paste.

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The above screenshots show you what happens when you double click or ‘View’ a screenshot. The forward and back buttons will navigate you back or forward through the other screenshots in the current directory. With the ‘Stretch to Fit’ button checked the screenshot will stretch or shrink depending on the window size, otherwise with it unchecked the screenshot will remain in it’s original size and you can pan it. The upload feature is not yet finished that will have to wait for the next post.

That’s about it for now, just a quick glimpse at what we’ve been working on. There’s only so much we can do before MechScape is released but so far so good. We encourage you to check out SwiftKit MS and let us know what you think on the forums or in a comment here.

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