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Test Of Archiving Software - Snapz Pro X

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Type

Name

Platform

Version

Price

URL

Remarks

Screenshot

Snapz Pro X

Mac OS X

2.0

69.00 USD www.ambrosiasw.com-/utilities/snapzprox/

A 30-day trial version can be downloaded

 

Conclusion

Snapz Pro X can make a screenshot of the entire screen image, objects on the screen such as windows, or areas of the screen image. The programme offers a high degree of flexibility, among other things the option of choosing archiving format, scale, frame, colour palette, and a preview of the screenshot before archiving. The archived web pages (of which parts are visible on the screen during archiving) are viewed correctly.

 

Recommended settings

The programme is activated (standard) by pressing (shift + apple + 3), after which you can choose to photograph either 'Screen', 'Objects', 'Regions' or Movies (see test of the programme's ability to record web pages ). After choosing the desired cropping, double-click and the screenshot is archived.

 

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: Tuesday November 2 2004, 2 p.m. – 2,25 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/baggrund/tema2003/krise/index.jhtml

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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

-a

3

-aa

aa

Cascading Style Sheets

4

The archived material appears as defined in CSS.

Page composition

4

Elements are correctly positioned on all archived web pages.

Background

4

All backgrounds are archived

Pop-up-windows

-

Pop-up windows are only archived to the extent that they are present in the foreground of the screen image.

Archiving of all the desired web pages

-

The parts of a web page or pages present in the foreground of the screen image are archived. Often it is only possible to archive part of a web page.

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

a

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

aa

Print/writing

aa

0

Movable print/writing is not archived

Image

Animation

0

Animation is not archived.

Moving images

0

Moving images are not archived.

Banner ads

0

Banner ads archived only as static snapshots

Sound

Background sound

0

Sound is not archived

Banner ads

0

Sound is not archived

Automatic + online

1

aa

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 a snapshot.

Sound

aa

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 slide show, clickable map)

0

The archived material is a snapshot.

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 archived, but are not active.

Mouse-over

0

Mouse-over images are correctly archived and active

Sound

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

0

Lyd arkiveres ikke.

Mouse-over

0

Lyd arkiveres ikke.

User intervention + online

0

aa

Print/writing

Chat (as participant)

0

No user intervention. The archived material is static.

Polls

0

No user intervention. The archived material is static.

Test-yourself

0

No user intervention. The archived material is static.

Image

Streamed images

0

No user intervention. The archived material is static.

Games

0

No user intervention. The archived material is static.

Sound

Streaming (both archived and live)

0

Sound is not archived.

Non-movable elements

aa

3

aa

Print/writing

aa

4

All print/writing is archived correctly

Image

aa

4

All images are archived correctly

Sound

aaa

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.