Taking a screen shot

July 7, 2009 at 16:55:12
Specs: Windows Vista
i don't have a print screen option, i see prtsc sysrq but nothing happens when i click on it.

pls help, i'd like to put screenshots on a database


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#1
July 7, 2009 at 17:54:59
It's like using copy/paste. 1st hit the Prnt Scrn key to copy, then open Paint, click Edit > Paste. Then save it as whichever file type you prefer.

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#2
July 7, 2009 at 19:16:21
If you want to capture portions of the screen (such as pictures) I recommend MWSnap. You just drag a box around the item you want to snap. MWSnap is one of the few which resolved pictures properly when re-opened in a multitude of viewers (including PhotoShop).

Prt Scr key is fine if you want to snap "everything" on the screen.

Note that neither "Prt Scr" nor a "Screen Capture Program" send anything to the printer itself - just to a file (which can then be printed).

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#3
July 7, 2009 at 21:41:41
Actually, it's not just paint that you can put a "print screen" request to. Most anything that can handle a .bmp file will let you print directly to it (used to have to do it a lot in Excel 5.0). If your database in is M$ Access, you likely should be able to just paste into it...

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#4
July 8, 2009 at 08:43:49
thx all, so much

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#5
July 8, 2009 at 19:08:32
Derek:

Alt + PrtScr will capture just the active window and not the whole screen. FYI


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#6
July 9, 2009 at 08:54:02
dave01

Thx, I recall that now you've jogged my memory.

Mostly I like to snap selected areas and I'm pretty sure PrtScr can't handle that.

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