Screen capture tool

June 22, 2009 at 22:36:56
Specs: Windows Vista Service Pack 1
Help! I was hoping that I could capture the screen using my Vista Premier Home edition with Service Pack 1. I operate a Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @3.00GHz with 4Gb of Ram using 32Bit system. My monitor is a HP w1907. I've tried several capture tools and programs including snippet, snagit, quick screen capture etc etc. All these programs/tools produce a similar result. As soon as I hit the hot key / F11 (whatever) my desktop / screen a solid colour either black, grey, white etc in the highlighted area and once saved is a nice boring file - black, grey etc. I've loaded the programs on my laptop that uses XP Pro only to find a similar reaction. Is mine computer or monitor at fault, am I too simple, is there a trap for old players that I've fallen into...? I don't think the programs are faulty I must something faulty with my two systems on different computers at fault.
Other things that might help are: I have the same graphic programs on both computers and everything use to work about 2 months ago. My free use copy of Snagit ran out about that time and although I've updated with the latest freeware still the same &%%I result.
If you have any ideas you can contact me direct on me@nztrades.com

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#1
June 23, 2009 at 02:35:59
... on a full screen (F11 key) if I want to capture I press "Print Screen" key.

... then open a graphics program ie "paint" go to edit (tab) option "paste"........ you have it!

.... save as.......blah blah


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Grrrr
"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
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... got brain freeze


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#2
June 23, 2009 at 04:10:26
Thanks. This is good enough to let me get my plan finished. Cheers

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#3
June 23, 2009 at 05:43:45
My favorite freebie which allows to capture any size rectangle is MW Snap.

http://www.mirekw.com/winfreeware/m...

Bryan


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#4
June 23, 2009 at 16:19:44
Tried this tool but get the same reaction in this case a blank white graphic file with diagonal lines around edges when zooming out.

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#5
June 23, 2009 at 19:47:37
Why fiddle around with add-on programmes when Vista Home Premium has it's own built in snipping tool which is extremely efficient. Have a look in "Accessories" or the list of programmes above your installed list. Your help file will give you all the information you need.

http://ewen.uuuq.com/


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#6
June 23, 2009 at 19:54:08
One of the first program tried (see above) with the same result, hence trying others. I think its one of my Vista settings thats screwing with the process although same programs on my Laptop produce same results

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