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    Screencapture

    hi

    any one know of screen capture software.

    what i'm after is very specific i would like something where i can basically hold down a key comibnation and grab an area of the active screen.

    yes i know how to use paintbrush and printscreen and alt + printscreen but I have so many screenshots to do with writing documentation i'm looking for something to save time.

    and also easily able to pull single frames from avi's although vlc + pause and the above would work fine.

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    Onenote does this with windows key and S. You can also use Onenote to house the documentation.

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    that works quite nicely,

    can you export to word document, don't really get on with onenote

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    KDE - KSnapshot - Screen Capture Program does this and can be installed on Windows. It can be used to capture irregular shaped screen areas; I've never found a use for this particular feature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oxide54 View Post
    that works quite nicely,

    can you export to word document, don't really get on with onenote
    Yeah just have onenote open and then when it prompts you to put on a page select copy to clipboard and paste into word.

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    Depends on what OS you are running but if using Windows 7 and just want screenshots, the easiest way is just to use the built in snipping tool?

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    The one that produces the most aesthetically pleasing screenshots of specific windows, is called 'Windows Clippings', as it won't give you black corners, but instead transparent ones. It also makes the aero effect transparent, whereas if you do ALT+Print Screen, whatever you had behind that window will be visible behind the aero.

    But the only problem is, that you have to pay for it.

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    LightScreen can do it (portable version also available).

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    If you are producing a walkthrough and want to save time you could use Problem Steps Recorder (psr.exe) available in Windows 7? It allows you to start recording and makes a text record of what you do and takes screenshots. Downside is if you need to crop an image you still need to do this but as you already have the images recorded it is fairly straight forward if you transfer the content to word.

    Alternatively you could just use the file it creates which can be viewed in IE.
    Last edited by penfold; 8th August 2012 at 12:42 PM.

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    Gadwin Print Screen does a good job : Gadwin PrintScreen - screen capture software freeware

    Ive used http://www.donationcoder.com/Softwar...tor/index.html
    Allows you to annotate and blur parts of the capture.
    Last edited by fiza; 8th August 2012 at 02:03 PM.

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    how about wink?

    Our ICT dept use it to create flash tutorials for stuff... we use it to create documentation no-one reads!

    Wink - [Homepage]

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    We have been using GreenShot Greenshot - a free and open source screenshot tool for productivity it seems really good worth looking at

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    Wink might be able to do it. - it is free

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    if you are using windows and office 2010, there is a function in word to capture a part of the screen and paste it into the document.

    Insert a screenshot or screen clipping - Word - Office.com

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