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    Re: Howie's Quick Screen Capture

    Chris, I hope you'll pardon me being naive, but what's wrong with Print Screen (or alt-PrtScr)? I've seen Lounge'ers talking about screen capture programs in other threads and wondered what I must be ill informed about. By the way, that guy's got a neat web site with a ton of screensavers. I think I'll go back and try one or two. I usually shy away from them for possible crash problems, but this guy is tempting me!

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    Re: Howie's Quick Screen Capture

    The pictures you capture with PrintScreen or Alt+PrintScreen can be pretty big. Screen capture programs usually give you a range of options.
    <UL><LI>Apart from grabbing the whole screen or active window, they let you grab the active object, or any part of the screen (by drawing a rectangle or other shape).
    <LI>Include/exclude the mouse cursor in the picture.
    <LI>Optionally select optimum color depth of the grabbed picture. If you have your screen set to 32-bit color, every pixel takes 32 bits. But if the part of the screen you capture contains just 4 colors, those can be stored using 2 bits per pixel. This may dramatically reduce the size of the captured picture.[/list]Depending on the actual screen capture program, you may get all kinds of other handy options.

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    Re: Howie's Quick Screen Capture

    As mentioned in this thread, for some reason the 'native' PrntScrn does not result in the same quality when saved as a gif from PhotoEditor. It may be the cheapest solution, but is certainly not the best.
    I find the convenience of Hardcopy unbeatable - click on PrntScrn and cross-hairs come up to select any or all of the screen, including some drop-down boxes which are not always captured. And adding mouse pointers, circles etc. to the image is just a few clicks away.

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    Re: Howie's Quick Screen Capture

    Let me not waste "bandwidth" and reply to both Hans and Leif: THANK YOU. I didn't realize how ill informed I've been. So, now I've got to go try Crhis's program, or.....

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    Howie's Quick Screen Capture

    ScreenCp.exe from Howie's Funware is my favourite screen capture program at the moment.

    I've used it to capture fullscreen images of the visualizations generated by WinAmp, so I could use them as desktop wallpaper.

    Edited later to add

    I forgot to mention, it does sequential file number on the captures... very handy when grabbing many screen shots.

    The nicest thing about this program, it's free!
    Christopher Baldrey

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