CinemaDrape

CinemaDrape


Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 1 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.0.0.235
File Size:
133KB
Date Added:
January 09, 2013
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
838
Downloads Last Week:
1
Additional Requirements:
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0

Editors' review

Today's desktops are as wide as the prairie, but nowhere near as lonesome. In fact, they can seem downright crowded, and never more so than when you're trying to concentrate on a particular window, such as an embedded video surrounded by flashing banner ads.

Hellogramming's CinemaDrape can help you with that. This simple portable freeware is sort of like a negative screen capture tool, but instead of copying the selected area of your screen, it blacks out all the rest, leaving only your Focus Area visible. If you like watching movies online but hate seeing the controls or window edges, CinemaDrape can drape your cinema, obscuring the distractions and allowing you to focus on the show, or on any window, for that matter. It's quicker than minimizing or closing all your open windows one by one, and your workspace remains untouched; when you pause CinemaDrape, everything is where you left it. The latest version of CinemaDrape is ready for Windows 8.

CinemaDrape starts by blacking out your screen and displaying an optional Quick Start guide that you can stop from loading when you're familiar with the program's features and controls. Right-clicking produced a menu in white font containing all of CinemaDrape's controls and settings, including Extras like the ability to save and load Layouts. CinemaDrape has several modes, but the quickest and easiest way to use it is to simply click your mouse and drag the cursor over the area you want to see. Simply release the cursor to keep the rest of your desktop masked, and then click or use hot keys to quit or pause the program, open the menu to set the options, or change the view. You can display multiple Focus Areas, too, or set CinemaDrape to restore Focus Areas when it starts.

CinemaDrape may not be the killer productivity app that the Ford Model T was, but it's better in this respect: you really can have any color you want, not just black, by changing CinemaDrape's background color. We also liked changing the transparency to let a little desktop peek through. This interesting tool has a lot of potential uses.

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  • 4 stars

    "As useful as your own creativity"

    July 01, 2010   |   By defaultshiva

    Version: CinemaDrape 1.0

    Pros

    This program is as useful as you are creative. Ive only used it for a short period but lookf orward to integrating into my screen switching routine with the sysinternals multiple desktop software.

    Cons

    I have yet to find any problems with it but i've only used for a short period of time.

    Summary

    For GUI power freaks, this software will come in very handy. You can change the background color and opacity too. You can use it to black out parts of your screen and make only the selected areas enabled for access via mouse/keys. I am using it with a dual monitor / extended desktop setup. At night when watch a videos on the external monitor and want to black out the light coming from my primary monitor, this may come in very handy. Could prove to be useful for use with my Projector as well. A recommended download.
    om namah shivaya

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