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Tech: How to capture screen shot?

Uncle_DaveO 29 Oct 09 - 03:24 PM
treewind 29 Oct 09 - 03:28 PM
The Villan 29 Oct 09 - 03:52 PM
Bill D 29 Oct 09 - 05:04 PM
Bill D 29 Oct 09 - 05:06 PM
Genie 29 Oct 09 - 05:07 PM
Tangledwood 29 Oct 09 - 05:08 PM
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Subject: Tech: How to capture screen shot?
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 29 Oct 09 - 03:24 PM

I sometimes have occasion to want to reproduce what's on the screen, either by storing an image or by printing out, but I find that the site I'm visiting or the application I'm running doesn't provide a PRINT function or a similar screen function, and XP's web toolbars are covered or suppressed, so there's no icon to click for those purposes.

The situation I'm talking about doesn't respond to right-clicking and "saving as".

Can anyone help me with this? I of course would be happy to give more specific instances if they are necessary for deciding what's to be done.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Tech: How to capture screen shot?
From: treewind
Date: 29 Oct 09 - 03:28 PM

Windows Prt Sc Key


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Subject: RE: Tech: How to capture screen shot?
From: The Villan
Date: 29 Oct 09 - 03:52 PM

Dave
If you press the Pri Sc button on your keyboard and then open word, you can then paste the screen shot into the document and size it. You can then save the word document.
Les


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Subject: RE: Tech: How to capture screen shot?
From: Bill D
Date: 29 Oct 09 - 05:04 PM

MWSnap

Excellent, free and versatile .... it does almost everything.


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Subject: RE: Tech: How to capture screen shot?
From: Bill D
Date: 29 Oct 09 - 05:06 PM

(The 'ultimate' is SnagIt, but it is NOT free and I almost never see a situation where I might need it.)


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Subject: RE: Tech: How to capture screen shot?
From: Genie
Date: 29 Oct 09 - 05:07 PM

Can't tell you how to do it on Windows, but on a Mac it's a piece of cake.   Simplest way is to push the control (apple) key, shift key and the number 3 key together. That takes a picture of the desktop -- whatever is on it. Then that image can be cropped, tweaked (e.g., hue, saturation, etc.), and saved as a new file in any of a number of formats (e.g., .jpg, .gif, .png).


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Subject: RE: Tech: How to capture screen shot?
From: Tangledwood
Date: 29 Oct 09 - 05:08 PM

As an alternative to pasting the screen shot into a word document, paste it into MS Paint which you should have in your default windows installation.
Using that program you can then edit the shot, removing the frames for example, or cropping down to emphasise the relevant part of the pic. Also you can add an arrow or circle to indicate something specific if required.
MS Paint is fairly basic; a couple of more powerful editors around are freeware Gimp or Paint.NET.


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Subject: RE: Tech: How to capture screen shot?
From: maggi
Date: 29 Oct 09 - 05:48 PM

As treewind (and others) said, the Print Screen key copies the screen contents to your clipboard. You can then paste it into another application.

If you only want the current window, rather than the entire desktop, hold down the Alt key while pressing PtScr.


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Subject: RE: Tech: How to capture screen shot?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 29 Oct 09 - 05:48 PM

I edit screen prints in WORD.

after clicking the print screen key (top right of your keyboard)

click paste in the WORD doc. Right click on the image. In your tool bar or some where on the screen you should see an editing bar with the crop tool. crop looks like 2 Xs mating at an angle.
click on it and when you hover at the appropriate plaes one the edge of the image, you will get a little |- thingie, which lets you cut away edges.


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Subject: RE: Tech: How to capture screen shot?
From: The Villan
Date: 29 Oct 09 - 06:11 PM

Thats what I do do as mentioned previosly.
Forgot to add about the toolbar and cropping etc.

Great for writing courseware etc.


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Subject: RE: Tech: How to capture screen shot?
From: Noreen
Date: 29 Oct 09 - 06:18 PM

Alt + Prt Scrn copies the actual window you are viewing, not the whole screen. This can then be pasted into Word as the Villan said above.


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Subject: RE: Tech: How to capture screen shot?
From: Noreen
Date: 29 Oct 09 - 06:21 PM

Note to self- don't try to be clever when it's really bedtime!

(or at least check it first in preview :0) )


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Subject: RE: Tech: How to capture screen shot?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 29 Oct 09 - 06:23 PM

You can save the webpage.

Also, Avanquest have a program for it.


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Subject: RE: Tech: How to capture screen shot?
From: Bill D
Date: 29 Oct 09 - 07:24 PM

(I suggest stand-alone programs like MWSnap because a dedicated application almost always has more advantages than what M$ offers...even in WORD, which not everyone has. Of course, if you don't need anything but an occasional capture,,,, *shrug*)


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Subject: RE: Tech: How to capture screen shot?
From: Young Buchan
Date: 29 Oct 09 - 08:00 PM

The one thing it doesn't copy (in Windows anyway; I know nothing of the wonders of Apple) is the arrow/pointer. This is a pain when writing courseware, because you have to add your own arrows if you are trying to point out where to click.


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Subject: RE: Tech: How to capture screen shot?
From: Bill D
Date: 29 Oct 09 - 10:22 PM

"The one thing it doesn't copy ..." by 'it', I assume you mean print screen? MWSnap will add a cursor/pointer ...of various types... wherever you want it.

this took me 10 seconds (I had never even tried to find that feature before. It was in the "help" file. I hope it helps someone)


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Subject: RE: Tech: How to capture screen shot?
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 04:43 AM

The PrintScreen captures (PrtScn, Ctl-PrtScn, Alt-PrtScn) don't get the cursor in normal html screens, but sometimes do in what appear to be Flash - and perhaps other "popup" - screens. This behavior is somewhat variable, and appears to depend on how the window is "scripted; but can be annoying if you're trying to get an image and neglect to move the pointer out of the area you want to capture.

(It's especially annoying if you snatch a half dozen pics before you notice that you got the pointers in the middle of what you wanted in all of them.)

Flash windows also have the annoying habit of sometimes not updating readily when you take repeated PrtScn samples. Sometimes you have to repeat the Copy (PrtScn) several times before the clipboard updates from one picture to the next. I've seen this "balkiness" most frequently (but variably) in "slide shows" at some news and tech magazine sites, although a few art sites use the same methods in the belief that it makes it more difficult for people to "steal" their pictures.

John


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Subject: RE: Tech: How to capture screen shot?
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 05:06 PM

Thanx to all who chimed in with advice above. Much appreciated.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Tech: How to capture screen shot?
From: Acme
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 05:11 PM

I use Windoze and Photoshop, so I simply do Alt+Print Screen to save the active window I want, then I open Photoshop. I click on "new" and it knows I have something on the clipboard and opens a window that size. I mouse over the new space and Control V drops it in to save and work with.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Tech: How to capture screen shot?
From: Ross Campbell
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 06:48 PM

Apple Macs (OSX) also have a facility called "Grab" which can capture a selected area of the screen and save the image as a file for printing, incorporation into other docs etc.

On older systems (OS7/8/9), I used to be able to copy and paste the contents of folder indexes from the folder window displayed in list form. This was great for printing out song lists etc, but OS X seemed to make this impossible (copy and paste actually copies the files themselves, not just the filenames). It took me years to find "Grab", it's almost impossible to find in the Apple "Help" pages unless you already know what it's called.

Ross


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Subject: RE: Tech: How to capture screen shot?
From: Tyke
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 07:51 PM

A few years ago I was sent to take European Computer Driving Licence training. I finished and passed the course and being the last to leave I caught sight of the tutor trying to take a photograph with her Mobile Phone of the screen of one of the computers. She said that the sever had gone down and she needed proof of the passing score of a pupils test.

"Oh" I said "Prt SC Sys Rq good night" and I left never to return.

As for loading up your PC with programmes that will do the same thing as your Print Screen Key. Well you now what they say there is one born every Mega Bit. Oh and if your operating system is Windows Vista in your accsessories you will find a sniping tool so you can crop and save or paste the bit of the screen you want.


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Subject: RE: Tech: How to capture screen shot?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 09:05 PM

I find just taking a snap with my digital camera is quick and easy. Never can remember all these programs or keys.

Just don't aim head on; diffraction rings.


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Subject: RE: Tech: How to capture screen shot?
From: Bill D
Date: 31 Oct 09 - 11:45 AM

"Never can remember all these programs or keys."

I have a program that remembers them FOR me. ;>))

I don't suppose you want it, though... *grin*


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Subject: RE: Tech: How to capture screen shot?
From: Tangledwood
Date: 31 Oct 09 - 06:44 PM

I find just taking a snap with my digital camera is quick and easy.


You'll get a better image by putting your monitor in your scanner.


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Subject: RE: Tech: How to capture screen shot?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 31 Oct 09 - 08:14 PM

Tanglefoot, I tried that but it was hard to hold it over the scanner and punch keys at the same time.


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Subject: RE: Tech: How to capture screen shot?
From: Bill D
Date: 31 Oct 09 - 09:17 PM

"...hard to hold it over the scanner and punch keys at the same time."

doing a cat scan is even harder....


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