Examples Using the URL Capture Bar!

The URL Capture Bar is a quick and easy way to add a file reference to your fusker collection if you know or have access to the file's URL. This tool will most commonly be used to add either a direct reference to an image or to process the Embed Code for the frame video and here we will provide examples of both.

Starting Off
Result of seaching on images for Kate Beckinsale with image we chose highlighted
Before we start we will activeate both the Image Surfer Pro toolbar extensions by selecting them in the Toolbars submenu of the Settings button from the Image Surfer Pro toolbar button.

If you use the URL Capture Bar often you may also wish to simply enable it and/or the Auto Range Override extensions via the configuraitons on the General Tab of the user preference.

Capturing a YouTube Embedded Video Reference

YouTube is by far the most widly known and used source of generic video content on the Internet. It provides all of the content through the use of Frames and not through direct video file access. This example will walk through the process of collecting a YouTube frame video. Most top tier Tube sites will operate in a similar way, giving you a way to access Embed Code for their videos.

Image Surfer Pro configuration with Auto combine individual files into fusked files turned on Example Description
Collecting Star Wars Fan Films posted to YouTube will be the focus of this example. While all of the content is available on YouTube and YouTube itself provides a clear and easy way to access their content, Image Surfer Pro can help you collect the specific videos you like and access them directly without ads and other distractions.

Unlike other walk throughs we will provide specific details of the step by step process to what we feel is the best way to collect frame video references and get the most out of collecting video content you like. In this example we will walk through adding the first frame video to a new fusker collection. The first film added will be Darth Maul: Apprentice

Configuration Notes
Because we are going to capture a frame video we show the Frame Tab of the user preferences. There are just three configurations on this tab. {Automatically collect frame information found} will not be used in this example as we will be using the URL Capture Bar rather than the Process Page button from the Image Surfer Pro toolbar button. Since this is the first frame segment being added to a new fusker collection the setting of {Auto combine individual Frames into fusked Frames} will also not come into play. We will see the effect of the {Use dynamic sizing by default not specific sizing} setting when we look at the resulting Frame segment.
Origianl Web Page
Original webpage: YouTube page for Darth Maul: Apprentice a Star Wars Fan Film
Step 1: Getting The Embed Code
Zoom in on YouTub popup menu selection
Step Description
With the video we wish to capture displayed in the browser window, we right click on the video. From the popup menu which appears we will chose Copy Embed Code. You may be prompted whether or not you wish to give YouTube access to your windows clip board, if so, Allow Access. This will place a small amount of HTML code on the windows clip board. This is what the full HTML embed code looks like:

<iframe width="854" height="480" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Djo_91jN3Pk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Step 2: Past Code In URL Capture Bar
Zoom in on the Image Surfer Pro window's URL Capture Bar
Step Description
The copied HTML code is directly pasted to the text area of the Image Surfer Pro URL Capture Bar. This can be done by right clicking in the text box and choosing Paste or by left clicking in the text box and typing Ctrl-V.

With the HTML code in the text box the Frame Video can be added to the fusker collection by either typing Enter within the text box or clicking the URL Capture Bar plus sign button button on the URL Capture Bar.
Image Surfer Pro visualization page showing the Star Wars video.
Image Surfer Pro segment editor shown with the content of the resulting segment Result Description:
We see the fusker collection has a single branch with a single frame file segment. The path demonstrates the way YouTube manages embedded references to their video content. Every video you reference on YouTube will be referenced through the same path: https://www.youtube.com/embed This presents somewhat of an issue with collecting videos from YouTube - namely that all of the videos will appear within the same directory within your fusker collection.

Looking closely at the segment in the segment editor we see it was giving the description of the page which was open in the browser at the time we used the URL Capture Bar to add the Frame to the collection. This is helpful, but can lead to unexpected results if you copy the HTML Embed Code from a different tab or window than you are using to run Image Surfer Pro.

Unlike images and videos which will automatically size themselves to the size of the content, frame videos will typically scale the video content to match the size of the frame they are displayed in. You will note the Embed Code copied from YouTube specified both a width and height of the video. This information was stored in the frame segment and because {Use dynamic sizing by default not specific sizing} was disabled, the resulting frame was shown in the size provided by YouTube.

For more examples of this powerful use of the URL Capture bar please refer to the frame video capture walk through.

Image Cature Using URL Capture Bar!

The URL Capture Bar is a quick and easy way to add an image reference to your fusker collection if you know or have access to the file's URL. In our example we will utilize the Copy Image URL extension to the IE Context Menu to quickly grab the desired URL information. This handy extension was installed along with the Image Surfer Pro application and is tailor made for this application.

In this example we will look for Nature Wallpaper images. We'll walk through each of the major search engines: Google and Bing. Because the result of searches change constantly here we don't link to any of the actual pages used but simply show you screen captures of the screens we found when we did our search.

Google Search
Google is probably the best known and most widely used search engine. By almost any definition a Google search for images is the largest server side fusking agen in the world.
Search Page
Screen capture of a goolge image search
Copy Image URL
Screen capture of right clicking on an image with 'Copy Image URL' option highlighted
Paste URL to URL Capture Bar
Screen capture of right clicking on URL Capture Bar with 'Paste' highlighted
Here we simply used "Wallpaper Nature" as our search. We are looking for nice large images of natural settings - but are open to whatever the search returns. In this case we have clicked on beautiful mountain lake image near the top of our search page. It is important to let the image finish loading... this typically is associated with a sudden change to a crisper image. Prior to that "snap" to crispness, the image shown is a cached version on the Goolge servers. You will also notice a then stripped moving bar at the bottom of the image - indicating it is being loaded. Once the image is fully loaded the URL references the original source image... this is the URL we wish to capture.

Right clicking on the image and selecting "Copy Image URL" near the bottom of the menu is how we get the actual image URL.
By right clicking in the URL Capture Bar you can chose paste to insert the URL information into the bar.
URL Pasted
Screen capture with Image URL pasted into the URL Capture Bar
URL Captured
Screen Capture of image url added to fusker collection and displayed
After Capturing Several Images
Screen capture after several images were captured from the google search - zoomed out
Once the URL is pasted into the URL Capture Bar we can look at the URL and see if it looks like we expect (doesn't point to Google etc.).

You could also have left clicked in the text box and used Ctrl-V to paste the image URL into the bar.
Clicking the + button next to the URL entry box processes the URL just as if it were a direct image reference. In this case we have set the Auto Range Override input blank to disable Auto Ranging, so just a single image is added to the collection. The fusker tree shows the basic URL path to the image as it is stored on the "beautifulcoolwallpapers.files.wordpress.com domain and the image itself is shown full size in the browser window. After repeating this same process with several images we found interesting in the Google search you see we have built a small fusker collection which references 7 images stored on 5 different domains. Here we have zoomed out to 23% to show the entire collection.
Bing Search
Quickly gaining market share, Bing is probably now the second best known search engine and works for images in a very similar way to Google.
Search Page
Screen capture of a Bing image search
Copy Image URL
Screen capture of the image captured with the URL Capture Bar and added to the fusker collection
URL Captured In Fusker Collection
Screen capture after several images were captured from the bing search - zoomed out
Again we used "Wallpaper Nature" as our search. We see many of the same images found by Bing as were found by Google. This time we have clicked on a picture of vine covered trees - notice the difference in how Bing displays the selected image in reference to the other images around it. Just as with Google - you want to let Bing finish loading the image before you right click and copy the image URL. We didn't notice Bing having the handy little loading bar at the bottom of the image - but images also seemed to load faster. Pasting the URL into the URL Capture Bar with several of the images we found interesting in our Bing search has brought the collection to 14 images from 12 domains. The collection here is shone zoomed out.