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12-21-2010, 01:00 PM
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NOTE: I'll add more methods to this list, as needed.
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Screenshots in Windows

Method 1: The easiest method is to hit the PRTSCRN (print screen) button in Windows, then open an image editor (be it Photoshop or Paint), File > New to make a new file, and paste. You can crop and save as JPEG.

Method 2: Use an small software app like Greenshot: http://getgreenshot.org (freeware). It's a systray app (sits by clock), works nice.

Method 3: For entire web pages as PNG images, use Firefox and the Screengrab plugin: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...ab-fix-version

Method 4: For still shots of videos, load the video into VirtualDub, go to Video > Copy (source or output) Frame to Clipboard. Open an image editor like Photoshop or Paint, File > New, and then paste. Save as JPEG. If VirtualDub will not open the video, VLC is an alternate option (Video > Snapshot). Some programs like WinDVD also have screencap options, but quality is not always accurate or true to the original. VirtualDub is, VLC can be (assuming you've not enabled filters or deinterlacing).

To attach screen shots to posts here at digitalFAQ.com, read this: How to Upload Images in the Forums


Screenshots in Mac OS X

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Method 2: If you're using a standard non-Apple "PC" keyboard, then you can also simply hit the PRTSCRN button, and then paste into an image editor like Photoshop.

To attach screen shots to posts here at digitalFAQ.com, read this: How to Upload Images in the Forums



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12-22-2010, 02:06 AM
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do you have instructions on how to take a screen shot on a pc as well?
I dont know how to get a screen shot out side of pasting it into ms word.
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on a PC, if you want to take a picture of just the topmost "window" / "dialog", rather than the whole screen, press <Alt> and <Prt Scr> together.

there is a caveat to this: <Alt> <Prt Scr> will not grab a child window inside a parent window. it will only grab the parent window.
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Or you can use snipping tool if you have windows 10
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