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Windows 7: Active Window Screenshot

26 Dec 2010   #1
Dutchcoffee

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Active Window Screenshot

First off, I apologize if this thread is in the incorrect forum.

Anyways, when I take a screenshot of an active window on Windows 7, it cuts off the shadow on the edges. Is it supposed to do this? (see attachment)

If not, how can I fix this?

Thanks.




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26 Dec 2010   #2
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

If you're using the built in Snipping Tool this is how it is supposed to work.

You could try and cut round the window manually but that's just annoying.

Don't worry about it.

Oli
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26 Dec 2010   #3
Dutchcoffee

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I'm using the built-in function on my laptop: FN key+alt+print screen
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26 Dec 2010   #4
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dutchcoffee View Post
First off, I apologize if this thread is in the incorrect forum.

Anyways, when I take a screenshot of an active window on Windows 7, it cuts off the shadow on the edges. Is it supposed to do this? (see attachment)

If not, how can I fix this?

Thanks.
Yup, that's how its suposed to work. you can always try 3rd party apps like Snagit to have shadows and rounded corners in your screenshots.
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26 Dec 2010   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello DutchCoffee,

Yep, that's the way it's suppose to work.

A workaround would be to use only FN key + Print Screen, then paste it (CTRL + V) into Paint to crop out the screenshot with the shadow included in it. It's a bit more work, but it should do the trick.

Screenshot with Paint

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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26 Dec 2010   #6
Dutchcoffee

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I found this application which looks promising.

Shotty - Overview
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26 Dec 2010   #7
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Nice application. It'll do the job for you.
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26 Dec 2010   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Nice find.
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26 Dec 2010   #9
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Really nice! Thanks for the tip, Dutchcoffee. Downloaded and tested, it uses almost no resources and does a very nice job. For someone constantly making screenshots, this really is a valuable tool.

Thanks.

Kari
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26 Dec 2010   #10
Dutchcoffee

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I just found this application too, which I like better.

zscreen - Project Hosting on Google Code
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