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#1 vise

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Posted 25 March 2006 - 03:30 AM

Theres a cool program called - Gadwin Printscreen
And what it basicaly does is takes a PS of your current screen and save it automaticaly in a directory as a .jpg . Its realy simple to use with functions such as zoom and on previous versions (dunno if they have it on this one yet) There was a cross hair to select wat part of the screen u want to capture -

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Posted 25 March 2006 - 03:58 AM

Thanks Vise. I use a utility called ScreenPrint32 which I have found invaluable for capturing and saving or printing a defined area of your screen. It is available at http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_desc...id,22745,00.asp

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Posted 25 March 2006 - 10:35 AM

oh ill try that - cheers to you 2

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Posted 25 March 2006 - 11:40 AM

vise,
Gadwin Printscreen is already on our list of Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps, under the Screen Capture Applications heading.

rowal5555,
Why don't you add your link, with a short description, to the link I provided above.
The next time the list is updated, It'll be added.

Side Note:
I use Screenhunter, because of it's ability to capture the cursor, also.
Comes in handy when using screenshots in tutorials
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Posted 28 March 2006 - 12:47 PM

ok cheers :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 December 2006 - 05:43 PM

Hi all,

Whats the difference between using the above mentioned apps for screen capture and using the prnScr key and pasting into a pic editor such as ifranView or paint??

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 06:39 PM

In short, the difference is in technique. They'll all give a decent screenshot that can be easily viewed.
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Posted 11 December 2006 - 09:59 AM

As mentioned above, Screenhunter allows you to capture the cursor, which the PrintScreen key doesn't.
It also allows you to capture a specific rectangular area if you want, so you don't have to do any cropping, if necessary, in your image editing program.
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Posted 12 December 2006 - 03:07 PM

I have always used ScreenPrint 32 because that is what I got used to - old dogs you know - but just tried the Alt/PrntScr and pasting into PAINT. Seems simple enough.

My question now is, can you capture and save the complete page, as opposed to just the visible part of the window?

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 11:37 PM

When using Wordpad for saving text,I press the PrntScr key without the Alt key and get a copy of the complete page.
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Posted 13 December 2006 - 02:03 AM

Thanks TMacK

I thought it may have been as simple as that, but when I just tried it in Paint, only the visible portion of the screen was captured. Maybe Ctrl/Print, or Ctrl/Alt/Print, or Shift/Print or ....................??

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Posted 13 December 2006 - 08:23 AM

PrtScrn should save the entire screen - how it displays depends on the settings that you use in Paint. On my XP system it saves the entire desktop, but I do recall some problems with it way back when I first started using XP.
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Posted 13 December 2006 - 10:39 AM

rowal5555, I'm not sure what you mean by "only the visible portion of the screen". Do you mean the background/Desktop wallpaper if you have an active window open?

As TMack said, the PS key by itself will copy the entire screen that you see to the clipboard. Alt+ PrtScr will copy the active window--the one in front of wallpaper or any other windows that might be open. As you might have guessed, Grinler has a tutorial on the subject: How to make a screen shot in Windows

I've always used paint with XP no problem. But as you can see by the tutorial, one can use other image editors as well. One minor drawback to using Paint is that any file will be saved as a bitmap unless you remember to change it before saving. The reason Grinler didn't include Paint in the tutorial is because there is no option to save as a jpeg on Win98 systems, if I recall correctly.

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Posted 13 December 2006 - 02:27 PM

Thanks all.

Papakid, I was referring to a complete web page. eg If I want to save and print off a page of instructions, I want the complete page, not just the portion visible on the immediate screen. Will recheck your link.

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Posted 13 December 2006 - 04:00 PM

Thanks,this should be much better alternative to paintbrush paste.




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