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Windows 7: How to take a screen shop of the screen using snip tool

07 Jul 2014   #11
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

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Yes, take a screenshot (PRNT SCRN button) of the entire window with your menu showing, then crop to the area you want after pasting into Paint, Photoshop, etc.

Like this.

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There is a key named "PrtSc/SysRq" on my keyboard. But I don't know how it works.
That key when pressed places whatever you see on the monitor on the clipboard. When a graphics program is open the Paste option can be used to open it. If you have multiple windows open, pressing ATL+PRNT will capture only the active window to the clipboard.


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07 Jul 2014   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I use Jing. You can program it to s function key and trigger the snip with that key. Works for me since years. Besides, you can make annotations, highlights, boxes and arrows on the snip - like this:


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24 Jan 2015   #13
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Well I always followed this tutorial How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista

until I got used to using the snipping tool I just snip - save to pics - alter or add to the pic with Paint (right click on pic) and save back to Pictures. Then it is just a simple matter of attaching the pics from the Pictures library.
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25 Jan 2015   #14
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Mm I ma still using the method in post #14 as I cannot get anything to happen with prtsrn key whether it is this new laptop or what - anyhow I just snip and save to pics then alter with Paint as required. That way I have access to many pics that I use as refs to program usage I post to help members.
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25 Jan 2015   #15
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
I cannot get anything to happen with prtsrn key whether it is this new laptop or what
Serves you right for using Windows 8
P.S. Sometimes you need the Fn key on a lappy for print screen key?
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25 Jan 2015   #16
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yep tried the old fn key trick a long time ago Mitchell I have never really been that good with those darn double meaning keys.
I just do it the way I do it mainly because of saving the pics as I have done because I can do it really quite quickly now and it gives me a good personal library to add to posts ie different shots of using HW Info for example.


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25 Jan 2015   #17
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

John, On your laptop if you forget all about the snipping tool and just press the Print Scrn key does that put the window on the clipboard?
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27 Jan 2015   #18
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

No mate it doesn't do anything that I cans see and at the moment I am having a problem with that particular machine being not booting after a BIOS update - have got the updated BIOS but no boot (another thread).

To be honest I have never fully understood the prtscn key so have never used it I just find the snip is quick and easy but if the prtscn key is easy to use then I shall have to research it after I get this wretched BIOS problem sorted.
I will try it on my old Toshiba tonight though to see what happens with it.
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27 Jan 2015   #19
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

After you click the prtscn key,
Open Paint (built in mspaint)
Click Paste, you should see the image of your desktop in the Paint window.

Doing this should copy the prtscn clipboard contents into a Paint window.
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27 Jan 2015   #20
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok David that looks like something even I can follow LOL!! Once I get my new laptop sorted I shall get down and try it.
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