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New Tutorial How to take and share a screenshot


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#1 Grinler

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Posted 27 December 2004 - 04:20 PM

We have just put up a new tutorial on how to take a screen shot and share it in Windows. I hope this helps some of you.

How to take and share a screen shot in Windows

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 10:01 AM

Hi Grinler,
Nice tutorial, but may i make a "small" suggestion?. You mention capturing the screen shot in an image program (which has to be installed or bought if not free). All screen shots can be pasted into Windows Paint, before i new anything about graphics and the web, i was using Paint to show off all my screen shots. Thought i would mention this as not "all" your readers will want to follow your tutorial if it means installing and getting use to a new program.

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 10:57 AM

My original tutorial used Paint instead of irfanview. The onyl reason I chose not to continue with it was because if you use paint in versions before XP (ie 95, me, 98) it only allows you to save the files as bmp files. As those files are too large for the web, i chose to go to an alternative freeware program that will allow you to save to a variety of formats regardless of your operating system

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 11:03 AM

I see why not give them a link to the gimp? Just as good as Photoshop I heard. I got it and use it.

Well its hard to use so maybe infanview is better.

Nice Tutorial!

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Posted 09 February 2005 - 08:01 AM

Hello,

I paused a DVD I was watching on my PC and pressed the 'Print Screen' key on my keyboard.

Next, I opened Paint Shop Pro and went Edit - Paste and the image came up. I saved it as a jpg file on my desktop.

However, when I double-click on the jpg file later - it opens up in Paint Shop Pro - but the image is blank.[IMG][IMG]

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/man...-SceneIndex.jpg[/IMG][/IMG]

How can I get it to show the actual image?

Thanks

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Posted 09 February 2005 - 09:56 AM

One thing you can try is to save the image again as a jpeg image when your image is in Paintshop pro. Maybe that will work. :thumbsup: I hope it works for you.

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#7 Grinler

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Posted 09 February 2005 - 03:04 PM

I am not sure what program you are using but that program it self may have the ability to capture a frame as an image.

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Posted 11 February 2005 - 06:38 AM

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Looks like you can't use the 'Print Screen' key to take screenshots of DVDs.

Only if the program you use to watch DVDs allows you to take a screenshot can you do it.

I know PowerDVD and Media Player Classic alllow you to do this.

Edited by manakbains, 11 February 2005 - 06:42 AM.


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Posted 08 April 2005 - 12:05 AM

Thanks for such a simple solution.
At work I've always used commercial software for screen shots - this is great.

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Posted 14 April 2005 - 10:10 PM

Paint.net is a free program that works very well and is easy to use.

Download it here:

http://www.eecs.wsu.edu/paint.net/

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Posted 24 June 2005 - 11:54 PM

I have been using the free download ScreenHunter for quite some time. I find it is a lot more convenient than the print screen button. Its so simple to use, you drag a rectangle marquee around the section you want to capture and as soon as you release the mouse button, the image is captured to a file (either gif, jpg, or bmp... your choice) If you only want to capture a small part of the screen its a lot better because you dont have to go into paint to crop it.

http://www.wisdom-soft.com/products/screenhunter.htm


I also use a program Easy Thumbnails. Another free D/L that you can resize your pictures. You can resize the picture physically either larger or smaller, or you can keep the physical size and downgrade the quality to get a smaller filesize in bytes. Often you can downgrade the quality by 20-40% and barely notice a difference in image quality, but the filesize drops by half. Or you can do both smaller image, smaller bytesize, and speed download speeds considerably.

http://www.fookes.com/ezthumbs/index.php

I recomend both programs highly... they are too good to be free.
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Posted 12 August 2005 - 09:40 AM

thanks buddy

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 10:55 PM

Great topic. Thanks for reminding me how to do this as I had forgotten. - not often you need to do it. have printed it out so I will remember next time :thumbsup:
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Posted 13 January 2006 - 03:22 AM

A good basic tutorial.
Some information on using Irfanview to reduce file size would be nice.
(The option appears when you go to save the file)

Some people need to capture from PDF files.
I made a small tutorial on how to do it HERE.

If you find any of the information on the page useful feel free to use it.

A little information on cropping & adding text might be useful too.

Learn to take screenshots & add them to your posts. :thumbup2:

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/43088/how-to-capture-and-edit-a-screen-shot/#entry4532851

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 07:15 PM

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Thanks everyone! I was trying to use print screen the other day and couldn't remember how to use it.
Your tutorial saved me a lot of time!





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Edited by Scarlett, 22 January 2006 - 11:48 PM.





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