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Friday, 10 April 2009

Get the picture with SuperScreenshot and Panda Image Browser

SuperScreenshot for Symbian S60

SuperScreenshot is a Symbian program to make screenshots of your phone display. You can overlay your screenshots with a timestamp, a watermark, or both.

SuperScreenshot can save your shots in different formats (.jpg, .png, .bmp, .mbm), and it can make screenshots in continuous mode automatically every few seconds. You can set different shortcut keys to shoot your screen, and it works on phones without an edit (pencil) key.

The watermark feature of the latest version is improved. If the watermark image is bigger than your screen, SuperScreenshot will automatically adjust the size to make it fit.

SuperScreenshot is unsigned, so you'll have to sign it yourself or install it on a hacked phone with certificate checking switched off. Or you can get the old version of Screenshot by Anthony Pranata. This has less features, but it is signed so you can install it straight away.

Tip: if you can't remove the OPDA watermark on your screenshots from the settings menu, go to C:\data\SuperScreenshot on your phone (or E:\data\SuperScreenshot on your memory card), remove the watermark file, and restart SuperScreenshot. Now it should shoot clean pictures without any watermarks.

SuperScreenshot version 1.03 on Mobile Castle

If the new version only shoots blank images, try an older version:

SuperScreenshot versions 1.01 and 1.02 on Mobile Castle

Screenshot by Anthony Pranata doesn't have timestamps and watermarks, but it's available as a signed .sis file so you can install it without hacking or signing:

Screenshot by Anthony Pranata

Panda Image Browser

The built-in image gallery of your Nokia doesn't look very good. On old phones your images are shown as a vertical list which takes ages to open, on new Nokias the pictures are displayed in a horrible carousel format.

The best image viewer for Symbian is Resco Viewer, but it's not free. Enter Panda Image Browser, a free picture viewer that's not as good as Resco Viewer, but it's better than the built-in gallery. And it's free.

The english version of Panda Image Browser floats around on the Symbian forums. You can download it from Mobile Castle without having to log in or sign up.

Panda Image Browser v1.11 on Mobile Castle

If you don't like Panda Image Browser, try the image viewer To The Point:

To The Point

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