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Old 09-26-06, 07:09 PM   #1
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When you print screen

When you PrintScreen, what do you normally paste it into. I am pretty short on graphics programs except for paint, which sucks.


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Old 09-26-06, 07:10 PM   #2
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I use paint, does everything I need it to for Print Screen.
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Unless I have Photoshop CS2 open, I use plain old MS Paint. If you want more than Paint but don't want to spend any money, get GIMP, but it'll take some time to learn the features.
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you said printscreen, I thought "screen print" which my daughter does! A lot of times I just paste it into Word.
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Old 09-26-06, 08:36 PM   #8
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Paint, MS Photo Edit (came with office...not powerful, but simple and easy), Irfanview or Photoshop.

But #1 paste program...is just MS Word. I do this a lot to capture screens for documents at work.
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good: MS word, MS Paint

Better: paint.net/Gimp

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You can do most screen-shots with the built-in stuff like MS-Paint.

1. PrtSc by itself captures the entire screen, Alt-PrtSc will capture just the active window
2. run MS-Paint, Start->Programs->Accessories->Paint
3. Edit -> Paste
4. It'll pop up some message about wanting the bitmap enlarged, say YES
5. File -> SaveAs and pick a file-format, filename and location

The basic MS-Paint by itself will only save as BMP files. But if you've got MS-Office installed with the graphics converters, you can save as GIF or JPG as well.

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Old 09-27-06, 03:19 AM   #13
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GIMP will export to .jpeg, .gif, .png, HTML Table, Proprietary GIMP image, Photoshop image as well as several others
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Depends on what I am doing with it. If I am just saving the page ie; weather reports, I use PDF creator. If I just need a screen shot I use Word or one of the photo programs, typically Picture It or Adobe Photoshop.

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Old 09-27-06, 04:12 AM   #15
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You can do most screen-shots with the built-in stuff like MS-Paint.

1. PrtSc by itself captures the entire screen, Alt-PrtSc will capture just the active window
2. run MS-Paint, Start->Programs->Paint
3. Edit -> Paste
4. It'll pop up some message about wanting the bitmap enlarged, say YES
5. File -> SaveAs and pick a file-format, filename and location

The basic MS-Paint by itself will only save as BMP files. But if you've got MS-Office installed with the graphics converters, you can save as GIF or JPG as well.

Hey, that's cool! I've never used it though. I thought the 'Print Screen' key was just one of those hold overs from the days of DOS. I use IrfanView for my screen captures.
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Old 09-27-06, 04:16 AM   #16
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Hey, that's cool! I've never used it though. I thought the 'Print Screen' key was just one of those hold overs from the days of DOS. I use IrfanView for my screen captures.
It was....so M$ decided to come up with a "useful" feature for it...since "printscreen" was no longer useful. This has been a feature since at least the Win95 days. I'm not sure if it was in Win 3.x or not.
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Does the picture quality come out better if you paste into Photoshop directly?

I did one the other day through Paint and then Photoshop, but was not pleased with the qaulity.
The alt - printscreen was a webcam frame of a friend who had broken a front tooth and opened mouth without knowing it. The friend would not smile being concientous of the broken tooth.


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Snag It.
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Does the picture quality come out better if you paste into Photoshop directly?
No, unfortunately.

Some "pay for" screen capture programs will let you get a higher resolution picture of your screen capture, but generally speaking, the resolution is marked at the time you capture, not by what you paste in to.

Snag It as TG mentioned is one of the best and most popular screen capture programs out there, but none of them give you very high options on resolution. We were trying to get a very high res screen shot for a commercial software product we developed and were creating an ad for. We could not find a way to get high res screen shots (at least not high enough for our ad design guy to be happy). We tried highest screen res we could and tried every screen capture program on the market...they were all basically the same res.
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I wonder what changing the DPI on the monitor and then pasting it into photoshop would do.
I could see how a advertisement agency wouldnt be happy. Most computers operate under 100 dpi and most ad agencies like to operate at 3000+ dpi
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No, unfortunately.
Thanks KT. That will save me time form trying it out myself. My time is very limited now with a 3 credit hour class in four weekends on top of everything else..
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