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Test Of Archiving Software - Print Screen

 

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Type

Name

Platform

Version

Price

URL

Notes

Screenshot

Print screen utility

Windows

-

Integral to Windows

-

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Conclusion

Windows has a built-in utility that can make a screenshot of the screen image when the 'Print Screen' hotkey is activated. The utility archives satisfactorily, but is inflexible. Thus it is only possible to capture the entire screen image, so that the screenshot cannot be limited to regions or windows. At the same time, it is a disadvantage that two work processes are necessary before the screenshot is archived on the hard disk (first the screenshot, then archiving with the aid of a photo-editing programme.


Recommended settings

The utility is activated via the 'Print Screen', hotkey, causing a screenshot to be stored in the computer's memory (clipboard). The screenshot can now be inserted into an editing programme or, for instance, Microsoft Word (ctrl +v), and then saved to the hard disk.

 

Archiving speed

Archiving time (min)

File size (MB)

Archiving speed (MB/min)

Degree of presence required

Not tested

Not tested

Not tested

Not tested

 

Test details


Test date and time: Saturday October 30 2004, 4,15 p.m. – 4,30 p.m.

Tested by: Bo Hovgaard Thomasen

Tested by archiving:
www.dr.dk/kroniken

Speed test carried out by archiving: www.dr.dk/nyheder/html/nyheder/Background/tema2003/krise/index.jhtml

 

Test results

The following have been evaluated according to the following scale for the number of archived elements: 0=none, 1=few, 2=average, 3=most, 4=all

Structure

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3

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aa

Cascading Style Sheets

4

The archived material appears as defined in CSS

Page composition

4

Elements are correctly positioned on almost all archived web pages.

Background

4

All backgrounds are archived

Pop-up windows

-

Pop-up windows are archived if they are present in the foreground of the screen image.

Archiving of all desired web pages

2

The areas of a web page or pages shown in the foreground of the screen image are archived. Often only part of a web page can be archived.

Movement between elements in the structure

Link

0

aa

Print/writing

Textual link

0

Links not active. The archived material is a static snapshot.

Pull-down menu

0

Links not active. The archived material is a static snapshot..

Formulas such as login

0

Links not active. The archived material is a static snapshot..

Image

Animation

0

Links not active. The archived material is a static snapshot..

Graphics

0

Links not active. The archived material is a static snapshot..

Photo

0

Links not active. The archived material is a static snapshot..

Moving images

0

Links not active. The archived material is a static snapshot..

Link target

0

aa

Print/writing

Text

0

Links not active, therefore link targets are not archived.

Image

Animation

0

Links not active, therefore link targets are not archived.

Graphics

0

Links not active, therefore link targets are not archived.

Photo

0

Links not active, therefore link targets are not archived.

Moving Images

0

Links not active, therefore link targets are not archived.

Other

-

aa

Sound

aa

0

Links not active, therefore link targets are not archived.

Automation

0

aa

aa

Automatic redirection

0

Automatic redirection is not archived

Movement in elements in the structure

Automatic + inherent

0

aaa

Print/writing

aa

0

Movable text is not archived.

Image

Animation

0

Animation is not archived.

Moving Images

0

Moving images are not archived.

Banner ads

0

Banner ads are archived only as static snapshots.

Sound

Background sound

0

Sound is not archived.

Banner ads

0

Sound is not archived.

Automatic + online

1

aaa

Print/writing

Chat as reader

2

Print/writing is archived only as snapshots.

Image

Moving images

0

Moving images are not archived, as the archived material is in the form of snapshots.

Sound

aaa

0

Sound is not archived.

User intervention + inherent

0

aa

Print/writing

Archived chat

-

Not tested

Mouse-over

0

Mouse-over text is not archived

Quizzes

-

Not tested

Clickable maps

0

Clickable maps are archived but are static.

Image

Non-streamed image (such as† slideshows, clickable maps)

0

The archived material is in the form of snapshots.

Games

0

Games are archived only as snapshots.

Quizzes

0

Quizzes are archived only as snapshots.

Clickable maps (w. zoom or activation)

0

Clickable maps are archived but not active.

Mouse-over

0

Mouse-over images are archived correctly, and are active.

Sound

Non-streamed sound (as activated in games, quizzes, etc.)

0

Sound is not archived.

Mouse-over

0

Sound is not archived.

User intervention + online

0

aa

Print/writing

Chat (as participant)

0

User intervention not possible. The archived material is static.

Polls

0

User intervention not possible. The archived material is static.

Test-yourself

0

User intervention not possible. The archived material is static.

Image

Streamed images

0

User intervention not possible. The archived material is static.

Games

0

User intervention not possible. The archived material is static.

Sound

Streaming (both archived and live)

0

Sound is not archived.

Non-movable elements

aa

3

aa

Print/writing

ss

4

All print/writing is correctly archived.

Image

aa

3

All images are correctly archived.

Sound

aa

0

Sound is not archived


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The test was carried out by graduate student Bo Hovgaard Thomasen during the period from July-December 2004, and its premises and main results are explicated in the text Test of software and strategies for micro-archiving websites.

Note: We do not have the resources to offer technical support or other advice on the use of the tested archiving programme beyond what can be found on this web page.