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Windows 7: Screen Shots with single key press

19 Aug 2010   #11
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

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That was the first thing I thought too. But it seems like he wants to have it make a picture file without having to actually do anything beyond pressing a single key.
Have a look here: Assign a Shortcut Key to the Snipping Tool in Windows Vista - How-To Geek
Congrats on the 600th post.

It seem like that just opens the snipping tool. I meant something more like it creating a new jpeg on the desktop that is whatever was on the screen when you pressed a button.
Yeah, Snipping Tool unfortunately does require more than just one keystroke. Try FastStone Capture though, that definitely does what you mentioned (and a heck of a lot more).

While $20 (USD) does seem quite expensive for a screenshot program, once you've used it and also considering it's a lifetime license, it's not actually that bad a price..


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19 Aug 2010   #12
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Since you have FRAPS and as FORWOX said, FRAPS is not just for games and can also be used to save screenshots.

Select the "Monitor Aero Desktop (DWM)"

Quote from FRAPS website...
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Benchmarking Software - Show how many Frames Per Second (FPS) you are getting in a corner of your screen. Perform custom benchmarks and measure the frame rate between any two points. Save the statistics out to disk and use them for your own reviews and applications.
Screen Capture Software - Take a screenshot with the press of a key! There's no need to paste into a paint program every time you want a new shot. Your screen captures are automatically named and timestamped.
Realtime Video Capture Software - Have you ever wanted to record video while playing your favourite game? Come join the Machinima revolution! Throw away the VCR, forget about using a DV cam, game recording has never been this easy! Fraps can capture audio and video up to 2560x1600 with custom frame rates from 10 to 120 frames per second!
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19 Aug 2010   #13
mitchell65

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

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I dont like it how if I take screenshots i have to go to paint and paste them and save them. Id like to be able to just press prt scr and have it save to a certain folder. I have fraps but thats only for games....
I doubt this would be possible. You would be asking one keystroke to, copy an image, open a program (say Paint) , paste the image and save the image. If it could do this then how would we choose which format to save the image to?

I offer the following not to create an argument but to say how and why I use screenshots as I think I am a fairly average user so many others probably have the same experience:
I use screenshots a lot (I have 52 here on this Forum at the moment) and I need to be able to choose different formats according to what I am going to use the screenshot for. Of the 50 odd screenshots I have on the forum not one is a full screen so even if one keystroke did work I would still need to open Paint, open the image and crop it, then save it again so all I would save is one "Paste " operation!
Anyway why are we talking about Prnt Scrn when we have the Snippet tool? Has always done whatever I have asked of it.
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19 Aug 2010   #14
mitchell65

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZaLiTH View Post
You can take a snip of menus, have a look at the notes at the end of this article: Use Snipping Tool to capture screen shots
What a good spot that was. The way to capure a drop down menu, I mean!
I didn't know this so your post has now cured the only little niggle I had with Snippet. It now really does do everyjthing I ask of it.
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19 Aug 2010   #15
Forwox

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gladson1976 View Post
Since you have FRAPS and as FORWOX said, FRAPS is not just for games and can also be used to save screenshots.

Select the "Monitor Aero Desktop (DWM)"

Quote from FRAPS website...
Quote:
Benchmarking Software - Show how many Frames Per Second (FPS) you are getting in a corner of your screen. Perform custom benchmarks and measure the frame rate between any two points. Save the statistics out to disk and use them for your own reviews and applications.
Screen Capture Software - Take a screenshot with the press of a key! There's no need to paste into a paint program every time you want a new shot. Your screen captures are automatically named and timestamped.
Realtime Video Capture Software - Have you ever wanted to record video while playing your favourite game? Come join the Machinima revolution! Throw away the VCR, forget about using a DV cam, game recording has never been this easy! Fraps can capture audio and video up to 2560x1600 with custom frame rates from 10 to 120 frames per second!
Fraps works just great.
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19 Aug 2010   #16
BisVal

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 
Screen capture

You can install the program " Lightscreen" - it is free and very small. It integrates with windows and You can capture the screen by simply click on Prt Scr key.
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19 Aug 2010   #17
Forwox

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BisVal View Post
You can install the program " Lightscreen" - it is free and very small. It integrates with windows and You can capture the screen by simply click on Prt Scr key.
But please remember, that you will not be able to take in-game screenshots with "Lightscreen" and such programs. It's great, but only for desktop.
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19 Aug 2010   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I use Jing and programmed it to the F9 function key. If I want a snip, I just press F9. It has neat annotation and drawing functions too. Jing | Add visuals to your online conversations
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19 Aug 2010   #19
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

You can get Free Faststone Capture A+ Freeware - Multimedia & Design - FastStone Capture 5.3 (last freeware version)

Click what you want and save the shot where you want it.
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19 Aug 2010   #20
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I use Jing and programmed it to the F9 function key. If I want a snip, I just press F9. It has neat annotation and drawing functions too. Jing | Add visuals to your online conversations
#1 me too!
it also has a history button so you can go straight to your snip /screenshot folder


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