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22 Nov 2009   #1

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Capture a section of the screen in Win 7? ...

I am curious, Mac's have a feature I saw someone at work use where you can capture a screen shot by dragging out a square (I think they used Cmd+Shift+4 or something) and saving the image inside the square as a capture - Does Windows 7 have anything like that? Or is there an app I can download to allow me to do that?

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22 Nov 2009   #2

 

You still have the PrtScreen keyboard command, and the new snipping tool on the Windows 7 start menu, but if these aren't enough you'll need to obtain specific screen capture software such as Snag-it...
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22 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Welcome to seven forums. Snipping tool tutorial How to use the Snipping Tool in Vista - Vista Forums
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22 Nov 2009   #4

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ruester View Post
I am curious, Mac's have a feature I saw someone at work use where you can capture a screen shot by dragging out a square (I think they used Cmd+Shift+4 or something) and saving the image inside the square as a capture - Does Windows 7 have anything like that? Or is there an app I can download to allow me to do that?
Like already mentioned, Snipping Tool is what I use and is part of Win 7.
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22 Nov 2009   #5
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Ruester,

In addition, you can also use Paint to create screenshots with.

Screenshot with Paint

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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22 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

The snipping tool! Awesome, didn't know that existed, thank you so much QDos! Is there a keyboard shortcut for it?
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22 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ruester View Post
The snipping tool! Awesome, didn't know that existed, thank you so much QDos! Is there a keyboard shortcut for it?
You can make one. Find the snipping tool in the menu, right click on it, select properties, go to the shortcut tab, and assign a shortcut key. You can't use the print screen button, but you can use pretty much anything else. I use ctrl - alt - F10, because it's close to my print screen button.
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22 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Yeah, and if you're still using XP, this works well Snippy.
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22 Nov 2009   #9

 

There's a great clipboard tool I use that captures multiple images from your working environment, it collects images and screen grabs you take by sequentially storing every image (and text, urls etc too) which hits the Windows clipboard.
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22 Nov 2009   #10

Windows 7
 
 

Huge, huge fan of the Snipping Tool. I've actually pinned it to the taskbar. You'll learn to love it.

Cheers,
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