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Windows 7: Screenshot and Upload using MWSnap

Screenshot using MWSnap

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This is a tool i have been using to take a snapshot of images of any size, and anytime. Alt+PrtScn or other key combos, are a thing of the past with this tool. The tool is call MWSnap, a freeware downloadable from Mirek's Free Windows Software and elsewhere.

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The version in this tutorial is version 3.00.

Downloading and Installing MWSnap
1) Go to the above link, and download the tool. you may choose to download it in .exe or .zip format.
Screenshot and Upload using MWSnap-noname4.jpg
2) Once download, installation is just doubling clicking (.exe). You will be prompted with a UAC message. Click yes, and follow the onscreen instructions. Very Simple!

Using MWSnap
3) Once installation is complete, to launch the tool, just go to Start > and click on MWSnap 3.

4) A box will open for language choice. I didn't think this is neccessasy, i just click OK without selecting. The tool is openned (second image).
Screenshot and Upload using MWSnap-noname3.jpg
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5) All there is to do now, is to begin the snapping. From your chosen image, eg the image of this page i'm type, from the tool bar: click on the sith icon (icon with the + symbol on the corner or square).
Screenshot and Upload using MWSnap-noname1.jpg
Go to the image you want to take a snap, click at the point where you want and mouse drag the broken box area to the size of choice. Stop where you want and do a left mouse click.

Once the snap is captured into the tool as this.
Screenshot and Upload using MWSnap-noname.jpg
Saving the snap
Save it to where ever you want by clicking File > Save As. From there just browse to the location where you saved the image when you do your uploading of attachments.

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There are a variety of extensions to choose from....jpg, .gif, .png and .tif

Very easy isn't it?

10 Aug 2010   #1

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Will MWSnap capture an entire active scrolling window? That's one of the limiting features of Win 7 snipping tool.
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14 Feb 2011   #2

Windows Seven Premium
External hared Rive

Thanks for the help, I am trying to do a screeen shot. As soon as I have mastered that I will be back and I forgot to add, a couple of aspirins too!
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17 Feb 2011   #3

windows home premium 32bit
Snap program

Yes I could probably use Snap but with MS snip I probably don't have to add another program to the list. It just is that I like things to work and should not need to add another program. Thanks for the tip and if I continue to have problems I will try snap, I haven't tried snip since I could not make print screen work. I wonder if it is possible to program the top row to something else than what they say? There is a lot of things about windows 7 I don't know about.
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