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Windows 7: Printscreen

05 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 and Windows Vista Ultimate and Windows XP Proffessional
 
 
Printscreen

Hi all,
Is there a way (and has windows 7 done it) to make the print-screen button to make a .JPG in a specific folder or any folder for that matter. so if you were to take 100 print-screens they would number off in a folder and be 100 files not the latest print-screen on the clipboard.

Cheers
Sambridg

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05 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7 RTM 64bit, Windows 8 Pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sambridg View Post
Hi all,
Is there a way (and has windows 7 done it) to make the print-screen button to make a .JPG in a specific folder or any folder for that matter. so if you were to take 100 print-screens they would number off in a folder and be 100 files not the latest print-screen on the clipboard.

Cheers
Sambridg
Not sure about printscreen, but with the snipping tool in Windows 7 you can pretty much do all the above.
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05 Aug 2009   #3

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sambridg View Post
Hi all,
Is there a way (and has windows 7 done it) to make the print-screen button to make a .JPG in a specific folder or any folder for that matter. so if you were to take 100 print-screens they would number off in a folder and be 100 files not the latest print-screen on the clipboard.

Cheers
Sambridg
You might want to look into "Faststone Capture":

FastStone Image Viewer, Screen Capture, Photo Resizer ...

I use this and really like it.
It -will- do all you require, but you have to deal with the "Settings" to get things right.
1. You specify the folder.
2. You specify the filename with "_###" (I think), jpg,png,etc.
3. Hit PrtScr, he shows pic - Cancel or Save, as "filename_001.jpg", etc.

I use the last version of their 'freeware', v5.2...

Everything after that is 'shareware', well worth the price, after the trial period!

Here:


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05 Aug 2009   #4

7600 x86
 
 

you'll have to grab a 3rd party screen capture app for that.

try picpick:
PicPick Support Center

or the last free version of faststone before it went shareware:
The Portable Freeware Collection - FastStone Capture

i think both can take over for the print screen key, automatically save captures to a specific directory, and number them as you like.
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05 Aug 2009   #5

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

Another one you can checkout is Gadwin PrintScreen.

They have a free version and a pro version. Go to the page below and scroll down a bit.

Gadwin Systems, Inc. - Software for your business. DiagramStudio - program for create diagrams and flowcharts; GeForms - solution for design and filling forms, hundreds of free business forms.
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05 Aug 2009   #6

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garbanzo View Post
you'll have to grab a 3rd party screen capture app for that.

try picpick:
PicPick Support Center
Yes, this is the best way for screenshots.
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05 Aug 2009   #7

Null
 
 

i've always liked CFI shelltoy's, and the extended clipboard does basically exactly what you want, though it isnt free, nor do i know if it even properly works on windows 7

never tried any of the programs listed but if they fit the bill and are free, cant beat free
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06 Aug 2009   #8

Windows 7 and Windows Vista Ultimate and Windows XP Proffessional
 
 

Wow thanks for the response, one more parameter that i didnt mention, this solves all of my issues within windows but what about ingame shots. will these programs make u halt the game to accept the shot or minimize the game until you accept the shot.
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06 Aug 2009   #9

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sambridg View Post
Wow thanks for the response, one more parameter that i didnt mention, this solves all of my issues within windows but what about ingame shots. will these programs make u halt the game to accept the shot or minimize the game until you accept the shot.
I personally have no idea, since I'm not a "gamer".

Why don't you try one or two, and see what it does while you're 'gaming'.

That way you'd also get your future questions answered, simply by trying it out and observing its actions.
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06 Aug 2009   #10

7600 x86
 
 

most good screenshot apps accept global hotkeys and let you choose to automatically save screenshots behind the scenes. but with gaming, you might face the same problems as trying to capture video from media players. depending on the display mode used, conventional screenshot apps might not work.

if you're mostly interested in capturing gaming screens, consider Fraps. it's for benchmarking games and capturing video/stills while you play. it's definitely not cheap, but it's definitely the best.
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