Discussion in 'All other topics' started by aXidburn, Apr 10, 2004.
how do u take screenshots on your computer?
just press print screen, and then you can paste it wherever you want
print screen??...if i wanna take a pic of my desktop or of a program i am using?
PRINTSCREEN on its own takes a snapshot of EVERYTHING on your screen, just as it looks.
ALT-PRINTSCREEN takes a snapshot of the CURRENTLY SELECTED WINDOW.
Snapshots are in the Windows Clipboard....
Open your graphics program of choice.
There you go...
ohhh u didnt say printscreen is a program...
Look on your computer keyboard, about 3/4 to the right, near the top...
You will find a key with something like "Print Screen" or "PrtScr" on it...
That is the PRINTSCREEN key, OK!!!!
Your keyboard isn't really that big, you should be able to find the key with a few minutes intensive searching...
Good Luck in your quest
The methods drchips listed work fine for regular windows screens and desktops.
If you want to get DirectX or OpenGL screens you have to use another program. The Print Screen key just copies something written on the windows GDI (Graphic Device Interface). DirectX programs bypass the GDI and write directly to a DirectX surface which the Print Screen key won't capture since it is at a lower hardware level.
That site lists some screen capture programs. Hypersnap DX and Snagit will both capture DirectX program screens, but they aren't freeware.
MW Snap is a freeware that will take (capture) any part of your screen -- and make a jpeg for you.
It will work for capturing live web sites while surfing the net.
It is available here: http://www.mirekw.com/winfreeware/mwsnap.html
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I advice the printscreen button.
I always used it that way and it's pretty simple.
The Mw Snap may help you as well. (.jpg)
Hoped this helped...
yea, print screen or alt+print screen are great for making guides..
i just do a print screen and then new > paste in photoshop and crop to screen size (i run dual monitor so my full screenshot is pretty huge).
or you can also use virtual pc for doing bios and os install screenshots (working on an xp clean install guide and also have my car pc project page)..
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