Cyber-D's SWF2JPG is a lightweight and portable piece of software designed to capture frames from Flash video (SWF files), and save them to JPG format, as the name implies. It does not include complex features or configuration settings, so it can be handled with ease to quickly take snapshots.
As there is no setup pack involved, you can drop the executable file in any part of the hard disk and just click it to run.
Another possibility is to save a copy of Cyber-D's SWF2JPG to a removable storage unit (like a USB flash disk), in order to run it on any PC effortlessly, without previously installing anything.
An important aspect to take into account is that the Windows registry and Start menu are not updated with new entries, leaving no traces behind after the app's removal.
Straightforward GUI and options
As for the interface, Cyber-D's SWF2JPG comprises a single window that provides direct access to all main options. SWF files cannot be opened with the classical file browser or drag-and-drop function. Instead, you have to indicate a directory containing SWFs.
The first video file immediately starts playing, and you can click a button to quickly capture the current frame. The JPG images are created in the same directory as the app's executable file. It is also possible to play the next clip in the current folder without leaving the interface. There are no other notable features available.
On the other hand, you cannot accurately capture a frame, since Cyber-D's SWF2JPG does not implement options for pausing playback or seeking a particular position in the stream. Moreover, it is not possible to change the default output directory.
The tool is light on the system resources, using low CPU and RAM. We have not come across any stability issues throughout our evaluation, as Cyber-D's SWF2JPG did not hang, crash or pop up error messages. Although it is not a resourceful snapshots grabber, the app serves its purpose, provided that you are careful enough to not miss the target frame.
– Windows XP or later
– 2 GB RAM
– 25 GB available space
– DirectX 9 compatible GPU (ATI X1600 or newer, NVIDIA 8800 or newer)
– 2560×1440 screen resolution. This resolution is required for the game to be playable.
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– Support for several gamepads, including Xbox 360 controllers.
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