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    cblocher
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    XP Screen Shot Software

    I'm developing training for XP applications and need to capture some screens, buttons in particular. I've tried FullShot's button capture and it doesn't work properly. And as far as buttons are concerned SnagIt only allows fixed region captures. Just wondering, what screen capture software does everyone else use to quickly capture XP buttons? And does anyone know if there's an available archive somewhere that includes all of the button icons? PLEASE HELP! (My hands are cramping from cropping!)

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    Re: XP Screen Shot Software

    Snagit 5.0 allows you to select the region (button) to capture, with or without the pointer.
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    Re: XP Screen Shot Software

    Hardcopy and several other screen capture progs are listed in the Software forum.
    I like Hardcopy as you can quite precisely define the area to be captured, and in various shapes including 'freehand'.

    When you say 'buttons' - do you mean the program icons in the Start menu etc.?

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    Re: XP Screen Shot Software

    By buttons I mean toolbar buttons within the application. For instance, I want to capture the New Document button in Word 2002. I know there are dozens of applications out there that let you capture a region (specified, freehand, or otherwise). What I'm really looking for is for the FullShot button tool to work with XP...didn't work in Office 2000 either. FullShot used to allow you to click the button capture option, point at the button you want, then click...it's captured. No fussing or positioning of a fixed rectangular region or cropping afterward. It's frustrating. I'll keep looking. Thanks.

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    Re: XP Screen Shot Software

    I think Doug has the answer. From the <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.techsmith.com/products/snagit/features.asp>Snagit Website</A>:
    A technology breakthrough that allows you to capture toolbar buttons, taskbar buttons, icons, individual menu items, list and tree view items, and each element of a web page in Internet Explorer. No other screen capture application has this feature. SnagIt v5.1 supports this feature for Windows 98 and Windows 2000. This feature was testing using Windows ME beta. No known problems were encountered.

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    Re: XP Screen Shot Software

    i've been using paintshop pro v6, it has several capture options. I also use an old capture program (Collage Complete for Windows v1.0, circa win3.1) that many publishing companies use.

    the advantage of using the old one is that it saves automatically, converting the images to gray scale or whatever i format i need. it increments the filename and # too, a major help when working on publications.

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    Re: XP Screen Shot Software

    I guess I'm just cheap and lazy, for screenshots I just press the PrintScrn key, paste the whole screenshot into Windows Paint, Save As to .jpg, then if it needs to be cropped just crop it in any old .jpg viewer/editor.

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    Re: XP Screen Shot Software

    But you can NOT capture those 'drop down' menu screens, or any other pane that will go away when you hit "anykey".

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

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    Re: XP Screen Shot Software

    cheap yes, lazy no. it takes more work to use prntscrn. copy, paste, save.

    with sreen print utilities you turn on capture and copy and paste are done for you, with some programs, naming and saving is too.

    for me, time is money and i can earn back the $100 PSP cost in no time. I think snag it is less, so it's payback is faster. The one given me by the publishing company was lic by them. Good thing, only Woody makes enough on books to live off the royalities. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 width=15 height=15>

    you can do multiple shots that can be put together for a movie, often based on a time lag (like every 5 sec)

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    Re: XP Screen Shot Software

    You can. Use the mouse to activate the dropdown but don't lift your finger off the button. Press printscreen now and the menu won't disappear.

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    Re: XP Screen Shot Software

    but does it capture just the menu? all the other utilities do.. and it's easier to copy just what you need instead of cropping later

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    Re: XP Screen Shot Software

    Fair Point. You get the whole screen.

    Brooke

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    Re: XP Screen Shot Software

    What about Hypersnap-DX? It doesn't capture individual objects, but captures real windows. So, the toolbar is a window, the menu bar is a separate window, etc. And it's hierarchical too, so you can grab a window that has several windows inside it just as easily.

    And yes, it does have full screen capture - even works with DirectX and Open GL applications.

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.hyperionics.com>http://www.hyperionics.com</A> for more info.

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    Re: XP Screen Shot Software

    Well this works in in Office versions up to 2000.

    Go Tools, Customise, and ignore the resultant Dialog Box. Right Click on the button of interest and you should have an option to copy the button image. It can then be pasted where you want it.

    Obviously this only of use in Office programs (an maybe some other MS products), but it might be of help.

    Andrew C

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    Re: XP Screen Shot Software

    Mary:

    FYI, HardCopy can also be configured for automatic capturing in specified formats and with automatic sequential numbering.

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