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"Screen Capture" of main display bitmap?

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by TEG, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    Is there a way to do a "screen capture" of the Model S main display bitmap?

    I see so many pictures uploaded where someone used a cellphone to photo the screen complete with bluriness and glare. It would be nice to be able to get a clean/perfect bitmap capture straight from the car.

    Ideally you could press some special combo, then enter an email address and it could mail you the bitmap.
    (Or at least download it to a USB flash drive.)
     
  2. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    If you hold down the menu button on the steering wheel it takes a snapshot of I think both screens. There doesn't appear to be any way for us to download image though. You can actually take good pictures if you have a nice camera or DSLR and underexpose the image.
     
  3. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    It helps to drop the screen brightness to 0% also, especially for the instrument cluster.

    You could also call the Tesla folks, tell them you have a problem, click the incantation to send them the screenshots, and then ask them to mail the images back to you. I suspect they'd frown on doing this often though... ;)
     
  4. TEG

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    Why wouldn't Tesla offer a provision for people to download and/or send those images?
     
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    brianman Burrito Founder

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    That's not what I meant. I meant abuse of their techs - using them as a conduit for screenshots. ;)
     
  6. pilotSteve

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    How about a future option to (also?) store them on your flash drive, if one is attached? It would be nice for bug reporting and social media (reporting range driven, energy graphs, etc)
     

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