Taking Screenshots

Taking Screenshots

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:58 pm

This question came up in a PM, how to take screenshots. For Vista and later versions of Windows there is the snipping tool but this method will work with any version.


  • To take a screenshot of the entire screen click the prtscrn (print screen) button on keyboard.
  • Alternately to take a screenshot of just the active window hold the alt key and hit the prtscrn key.
  • You'll now have a copy of this on the clipboard, open any image editing program and you can paste the image into it. For example Paint


From there is options like cropping and what you're going to save it as,. Generally speaking I'd suggest .gif for screenshots with any tool except Paint. Save as .jpg instead with paint.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Taking Screenshots

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:06 pm

As expected, can't do it with my computer. :roll: prtscrn button just makes my cursor blink ....
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Taking Screenshots

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:10 pm

It doesn't do anything you can see when you hit the button, it just places an image on the clipboard. You still have to open an image editor like Paint, paste the image and then save it.

If you have Vista or higher the directions are here for the snipping tool: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/wind ... reen-shots
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite


Re: Taking Screenshots

PostBy: coalvet On: Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:19 pm

This is a great free screen capture program.

http://www.faststone.org/FSCaptureDetail.htm
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane Model 404
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: NG Boiler

Re: Taking Screenshots

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:25 pm

Thanks Richard! Learned something new that I never knew existed in my computer.

Wonder how many other things this crazy thing can do .... :lol:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Taking Screenshots

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:27 pm

You can do it with most image editors, Irfanview for example. Irfanview is great utility program for many purposes like batch resizing/renaming images.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Taking Screenshots

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:38 pm

I've had that program for a while, since you told me about it probably 3 or 4 years ago. Didn't know I could use that either. Computers aren't my forte I guess .. :lol:
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Taking Screenshots

PostBy: kozel On: Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:30 am

I'm a fan of PICPICK.

http://www.picpick.org/
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman & Crane
Stove/Furnace Model: Mark I & 404

Re: Taking Screenshots

PostBy: WNY On: Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:41 am

I use PRINTKEY, have had it for years and works really well. you select what you want and save in a variety of formats.
WNY
 
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Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
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Re: Taking Screenshots

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:51 am

Here's a screenshot of a sniper shot in Call Of Duty 4 :D I use Photoshop.
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Re: Taking Screenshots

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:22 pm

Mac users like me have "Grab", it's very easy to use, like most Apple stuff. :D I can take a screen shot, like below, or capture individual windows.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Taking Screenshots

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:55 pm

Oil prices suck in central MA ....
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler


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