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    Screen Capture (Again!)

    I know this has been beaten to death before and I also didn't want to clutter up "another thread" currently active in Pix Place with this question. I have been using ClipMate for many years as my clipboard enhancer program and have no complaints about it. I know, there are others, but here's the question. More and more, here in The Lounge, I'm learning that I'm behind the times in not having a dedicated screen capture program. Without repeating URLs that are already in other posts, here's a list of what I've seen mentioned in The Lounge:

    SnagIt
    Screen Grabber
    Howie's Screen Capture
    Hard Copy (German)
    Hard Copy Pro (doesn't appear to be from the same folks)

    Does anyone know if any or all of the above will co-exist nicely with my fave ClipMate? Sheesh, I hate to give it up for I use it EVERY DAY, constantly.....

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    Re: Screen Capture (Again!)

    <hr>Hard Copy (German)
    Hard Copy Pro (doesn't appear to be from the same folks)<hr>
    Based on what?

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    Re: Screen Capture (Again!)

    I dunno Al, I have never really felt the need for a dedicated screen capture program - ALT+Print Screen always does the job for me, and then I can drop into Microsoft Photo Editor and paste it as a new image. For the number of screen shots that I take, that method is the simplest and lowest cost solution, and doesn't require any additional software. Of course, you can always dump the screen into any graphics application, but Photo Editor is handy and lightweight.

    Just my <img src=/S/2cents.gif border=0 alt=2cents width=15 height=15>. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Screen Capture (Again!)

    Ah! I see what you mean.
    I thought you were referring to the unregistered and registered version of the German one - the latter of which (I believe) comes with reasonable instructions in English.

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    Re: Screen Capture (Again!)

    Bernie
    You've got an extra 'http//' in your link. Thought you had cured that stutter <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Screen Capture (Again!)

    I did use to to stutter when I was a kid, <img src=/S/thinks.gif border=0 alt=thinks width=15 height=15> may be it returns with ould age <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>

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    Re: Screen Capture (Again!)

    Not sure exactly what you are looking for but I have been using Power Grab. Very easy to use & FREE. <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>

    http://www.swmakers.com/eng/goods/powertoys.asp

    In their own words:
    "Power Grab 1.0 - pictures and movies grabbing software

    Software Makers Group introduces Power Grab - extremely useful and amaizingly small software, which is used in screenshots creation. Power Grab produces not only bitmaps (supported filetypes are: BMP, JPEG, PNG) but AVI files with compression by any available on your PC codec too. Small size and friendly interface helps this software became popular. "

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    Re: Screen Capture (Again!)

    With ould age anything is possible. Downloaded the program and besides some 'interesting' English seems to be quite good. Thanks for your recommendation.

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    Re: Screen Capture (Again!)

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> Mark, trust you to come up with a super neat trick. I could not get ALT+Print Screen to work on my old 98SE, but will sure give it a try on the notebooks/laptops running XP that I use. Thanks for the info, as always useful and interesting. <img src=/S/cool.gif border=0 alt=cool width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Screen Capture (Again!)

    Wow I didn't know you could do that. I just tried it and it works in my vueprint/vuepro picture program too. I just click paste and there it is. Then I can save to jpg or whatever. Thanks for the tip. I'm going to use this a lot.

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    Re: Screen Capture (Again!)

    Hey, excellent news that it's working for you! It should work in any program, because ALT+Print Screen (or just Print Screen by itself) copies the active window (or entire display) to the Windows clipboard. Thus, any clipboard-aware program that you run should be able to handle it.

    Cheers!
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    Re: Screen Capture (Again!)

    Hi Cyberdance,
    The alt-printscreen works on my win98se computers. What program are you pasting it to?

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    Re: Screen Capture (Again!)

    <img src=/S/stupidme.gif border=0 alt=stupidme width=30 height=30> Hey guys, it was my stupidity, I thought that ALT+Print Screen or just Print Screen meant it would send the screen image directly to the printer, BUUUUUUUUT having been asked what program I am trying to "paste" the image to, made me realize I could find it by opening Word and pasting it there! That's so cool!

    I also have VuePro, though I don't use it as my default picture program, it certainly does work which is also a very quick trick to editing the screen shot size and type. Excellent tip - thank you, thank you! <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23>

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    Re: Screen Capture (Again!)

    These "ALT+Print Screen or just Print Screen" are carry overs from the DOS and mainframe time period. These same keys workd on MOST computers of that time, along with "Ctrl+p" for Print and etc.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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