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Slwagner73

Taking Screen shots

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So.... a lot of you on this forum seem to know how to do this, so I am going to ask here.

How do you take a screen shot, and then post it so I can explain easier what I am struggling with?

Thanks:

Scott

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I use a utility called Greenshot which allows you to capture any area of the screen you want and send it to a printer or save it as a file.

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On my laptop I just press  [FN]+[Print Screen] then past into paint or similar. 

[FN]+[ALT]+[Print Screen] just screenshots the active window. 

 

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Windows 7 came with "Snipping Tool" which I use to capture a region of the screen in one step without having to crop it. Other than that, using [Fn] + PrntScrn grabs the whole screen. I use virtual machines for everything, so I sometimes don't get what I expect using that method, though, depending on which machine (VM or host) has focus. Once I have the image, I just save it to the hard drive and drag it to the browser window below where I'm typing where it says "Drag files here to attach...", then hit the "+" icon on the image to embed it in the post.

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Second vote for Greenshot.  Used to use SnagIt at work, but Greenshot has almost identical features and is free.

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Thanks all, I will look for Greenshot.

Scott

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Along with Greenshot you may want to install a PDF printer device such as PDF995 or Foxit so that you can print your screenshots as a PDF file.

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So, Green shot, and the snip-it tools both work!

Thanks for replying!

Scott

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