Screen shot/capture advice??

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  1. PJ

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    Hidee ho! :) Until this week, I had an awesome screen shot tool on my Windows Vista laptop. Then I was cleaning out some files one day and ... well ... poof!

    Anyway, I'm hoping if I describe the tool, one of yuns will know the name of it (crossing fingers!). It was freeware, on my browser (and I forget which one). The device was a little pic of a camera. It was a one-step process -- just click on the pic of the camera and the file saved as a JPEG to my desktop.

    I know there are supposed to be other ways to get the job done, but I'd choose this one-step process over them if I could.

    Anyone familiar with this? Huh, huh, huh? :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    You can just hit print screen button on the keyboard and paste into a graphic/word processor program if you lose it again.
     
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    I'm with exscentric; I usually hit "Print Screen," then open paintbrush or whatever image-editing program you prefer to use, then do Edit -> Paste; do whatever editing you want to do, then save as a .jpg.

    Which, of course, exemplifies why you prefer the one-click functionality.

    here's a page with a bunch of freeware or trialware programs that might work: http://www.snapfiles.com/freeware/gmm/fwscreen.html

    You might also want to consider looking for plug-ins for whatever browser you're using.
     
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    I use ScreenHunter Free. Available here:

    http://download.cnet.com/ScreenHunter-Free/3000-20432_4-10063246.html
     
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    The print screen process doesn't seem to work on my laptop. And, a one transaction process allures me. :D

    Thanks much, gents!
     
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    These three (including the aforementioned ScreenHunter) appear to have single-click functionality. Apparently they can all be set up to use a hot key, and preset to save to a particular folder (much like you've described). The effort comes in identifying the pre-sets (which folder, which format, etc.); from then on, it's just a matter of invoking your hot key.

    http://download.cnet.com/8301-2007_4-9866406-12.html
     
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    Hot key ... Will do! Thanks for your help on this, guys! :)
     
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    If you hit Alt and Print Screen at the same time then it will only copy the active window on the screen. If you want everything then just hit Print Screen.
     
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    I have always done this: Hold down Ctrl and Alt and Print Screen....then
    go into your doument program (in my case, it's Word) and then hit
    Ctrl V

    it should paste your screen shot into the document.
     
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    Thank you gb93433 and dcorbett - much appreciated!
     
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    Hi :)

    I use Greenshot. I really like the fact you can define a folder and when ou hit the printscreen key all the screens go there, and before they're saved, ou can resize/cut these.
     
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    Sounds just like Jing. What is the saved file extension?
     
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    I bought a small scanner and it came with Abby software. It allows you to select the area of the desktop you want to file or text recognition. Have no idea how much it is but works fairly well.
     
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    Thanks gb93433, exscentric, and Spear! :)



    p.s. It shoulda come with PJ software instead of Abby software - then I'd know just what to do! :D
     

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