Solved How to take a screen shot on a Windows 7 laptop

June 20, 2012 at 12:32:17
Specs: Windows XP
I need to send papers to loan company. How do I take a screenshot on windows 7 laptop? I need to take pictures of papers to e mail to loan company.

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#1
June 20, 2012 at 12:46:17
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You would hit print screen and then paste into mspaint or word then attach as a file.

If you have the screen windowed then hitting Alt-print screen will capture just that active window.

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#2
June 20, 2012 at 12:47:47
Simply hit the "print screen" key when you have whatever you wish to do the screenshot of in the foreground (you can hold the "alt" key while doing so and the screenshot will only be of whatever window is in the foreground).

I usually fire up MSPaint and paste it in there and save it as a .bmp or else I paste it in irfanview and save it there as a .jpg.

.jpg files are smaller so if you're sending it via email attachment, .jpg is the best format to use.

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
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#3
June 21, 2012 at 12:48:56
The problem with print screen etc is that you cannot select particular portions of the screen, which I often wish to do.

Try MWSnap (freebie), here:
http://www.mirekw.com/winfreeware/m...

I did a lot of checking out on screen capture programs way back and at the time this was the only one that ensured perfect resolution with any viewer or program.

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#4
June 22, 2012 at 12:11:54
A lot of people I work with use Snagit

Tony


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#5
June 22, 2012 at 13:04:50
agree about snagit.

Derek I just take a full print screen, put it into mspaint and then copy out the section I want and save it as a file.

no additional software required.

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#6
June 22, 2012 at 14:23:34
Just a matter of convenience. I keep MWSnap in the Quick Launch bar and can snap whole screens, windows, or parts of a website immediately. Mostly I am capturing parts. Before that I too used Print Screen and Paint. The program is only about 0.5M.

Not sure if I tested snaggit (it was a long time ago) but many screen capture programs at that time got the colors badly wrong when opened in one program or the next.

As an aside, I still use IrfanView because that is another program that never gets it wrong, in fact at odd times it has managed to put bad pictures right.

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