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Windows 7: Best screenshot taking software?

19 Apr 2010   #1
RAMburger

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Best screenshot taking software?

For some reason Windows 7 downscales my screenshots saved in .BMP from a program called TotalMedia Theatre I use. XP didn't do this, but of course I want to use 7 now, so if there isn't a setting to keep original image resolution/quality, what would be the best software for it that allows for lossless screenshot functionality? Slow motion would also be a good option.

I've tried the latest VLC player but snapshots of the same footage to .PNG format results in a slightly smaller file size than from TotalMedia Theatre , which would suggest lower quality. Is there a way to change that?

Thanks for any help.


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19 Apr 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RAMburger View Post
For some reason Windows 7 downscales my screenshots saved in .BMP from a program called TotalMedia Theatre I use. XP didn't do this, but of course I want to use 7 now, so if there isn't a setting to keep original image resolution/quality, what would be the best software for it that allows for lossless screenshot functionality? Slow motion would also be a good option.

I've tried the latest VLC player but snapshots of the same footage to .PNG format results in a slightly smaller file size than from TotalMedia Theatre , which would suggest lower quality. Is there a way to change that?

Thanks for any help.

Snaggit, or Jing. Snaggit for stills jing for full motion video.



Ken
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19 Apr 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I like Jing too - especially since you can program it to a function key, but only for stills. The videos are very poor quality. Faststone Capture is another good one. This is the last free version. It now costs $19.95.
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19 Apr 2010   #4
RAMburger

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Thanks I'll try it out!
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20 Apr 2010   #5
celldweller1591

Windows 7 + Windows Xp Pro + Ubuntu 10.04 + openSUSE 11.2
 
 

you can also try Screengrab pro or King kong capture or Gadwin printscreen pro
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20 Apr 2010   #6
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

Personally I just use printscreen, but I'm old school. If you're looking to capture live gaming then go for X-Fire, you can use it to stream your screen.
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20 Apr 2010   #7
hybridfan

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

Yep I'm another printscreen kid myself, then I just crop in Irfanview.
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20 Apr 2010   #8
eddieG

Windows 7
 
 

I use printscreen + Paint.NET. Never had any problems
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20 Apr 2010   #9
MWRed

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eddieG View Post
I use printscreen + Paint.NET. Never had any problems
Same here, done that for a long time now. It's so simple.
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