Scrotter is an application written in Visual Basic .NET that allows users to place a screenshot from their smartphone, tablet, or other mobile device into a frame of any supported device, and then export their creation as an image.
The name "Scrotter" is a portmanteau: SCReenshOT framER.
Scrotter supports BMP, JPG, and PNG.
You can read the changelog here.
Scrotter for Windows is released under the LaTeX Project Public License v1.3c, which may be read here.
- Install Microsoft .NET Framework 4 if it is not already installed. This comes built-in with Windows 8.
- Download the latest compiled release by clicking the button to the right, or download any version from our archive.
On GNU/Linux or OS X with Mono
- Install Mono.
- Install the packages
libmono-microsoft-visualbasic10.0-cilthrough your package manager of choice.
Please note: GNU/Linux is supported, but is not always tested. Scrotter may entirely fail to run under a Mono environment and, if that is the case, please submit an issue report. Please be sure to also try reverting to an older version of Scrotter, in order to check for possible environment issues.
On GNU/Linux or OS X with Wine
- Install Wine and winetricks.
winetricks dotnet40 gdiplusand install the package
lib32-libxml2through your package manager of choice.
Development & Contribution
- Clone Scrotter if you haven't already.
- Locate the project folder on your local filesystem.
- Open the .sln (solution) file with your editor of preference - Visual Basic 2010 and 2012 (Express or otherwise) should both work. .NET Framework 4 (linked above) is required.
- Feel free to compile locally. The standard Build > Build Solution option in Visual Studio 2012 is used for official builds.
- Builds are NOT released for the master branch - builds will only be compiled and published for each version. The master branch is extremely experimental, and only those that know how to compile should test it.
- Official builds are also NGEN'd for performance improvements. This is done with
ngen install scrotter.exeat the VS2012 command line.
- Fork the project and make pull requests to vb and Designer.vb files.
Before beginning, be sure you DON'T have Scrotter installed on your computer. If so, uninstall it from the installation directory. The directory
C:\Program Files (x86)\Scrotter should NOT exist.
- Update the Version and ReleaseDate variables in Scrotter.vb.
- Compile using the
./scrotter/obj/Release/scrotter.exeas described under Compiling.
- Update the
./latest/latestfile to match the new version. Make sure there is no newline at the end. Be sure to edit using UTF-8 endings, not ANSI ones.
- Install NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System).
./installation/NSIS Quick Setup Script Generator.exeand import the
- After configuring version settings, under "Include License", point it to the file at
- Click Next, and then point the Main exe to
./latest/scrotter.exebefore clicking Next again.
- Generate to
- Push a commit titled "Release v#".
- Finally, add a new tag with
git tag -a v#.# -m 'Beta v#.#'and execute
git push --tags.