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getting screen shots

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  1. hhendrix

    hhendrix Thread Starter

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    Is there anyway I can get screen shots of things like the start menu in windows? I am trying to do some training tutorials for work and need a screen shot of that and I can not get it. I am running windows 2000.
     
  2. MadDogMugsy

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    Use a program such as Screen Shot Maker 1.4 available via Tucows at http://www.tucows.com/mmedia/preview/222215.html
    - or -
    Easy Screen Capture 1.22 also available at Tucows http://www.tucows.com/mmedia/preview/222685.html

    there are many apps in there - go to http://www.tucows.com/windows.html and then search for 'screen capture'

    - or -
    if you don't want to download an app ... my messy round-about way

    Click Start (to get make the menu visible)
    ...
    click your PrtScn key
    Open an image app (ie ImageComposer, Paint)
    Paste
    Crop the excess
    Save
    voila!

    MDM
     
  3. Corrosive

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    Paint Shop Pro has an excellent screen capture utility (at least it does in v5 up). If you know of anyone who has it, I would most definately, [cough], "borrow" it... :D
     
  4. RandyG

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    OK, if you like, you can do it for free.

    The Print Scrn button on your keyboard has become a Screen Capture facility with Windows. Pressing that key will take a snapshot of everything on your screen.

    After pressing it, open up IrfanView and press Ctrl+V to paste the capture there, then you can resize it, crop it, whatever, then save it as a jpg.


    Alternate use of Print Scrn is to press the Alt+Print Scrn and then it will only take a screenshot of the active window. this is handy so that you don't have to crop the image when you want to capture a shot of that error message that has been bugging you! This will not work for Start Menu items because as soon as you hit the Alt key, the start menu closes.


    Hope that helps.


    Of course, this is only useful when Windows is operating!!:D;)


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    I hust noticed that MadDodMugsy already gave you this method. I personally think it is a lot easier than using another program.
     
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