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The best OS Screenshot capture Software?

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Any opinions on a good open source ‘screenshot capture’ software and what one are you using? I’m looking for one that doesn’t ask for payment 30 days after download…

I’m very poor :( !?!

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Yes! Just found greenshot... looks good so far!

http://sourceforge.net/projects/greenshot/

Even though I searched before, why do I always find what I’m looking for after I ask :roll: ?!?!?
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it even uploaded in two seconds... :)
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Re: The best OS Screenshot capture Software?

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I'm quite used to good old Print Screen + Paste into Paint/Photoshop, myself.

That said... what shortcuts are used to take screenshots with Greenshot? Are they changeable? 'Cause if it instantly takes and saves the screenshot, I'm sold!
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Hi Shadow,

It so easy to use its unreal, it runs in the tray so its right click for choice of capture - full or part page. Easy to select part of a page too; its hold down left click, drag mouse over area and let go! All done!! It even makes a noise like a camera when it takes the picture, this can be changed to a flash.
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As you can see, I'm having fun with it ;)
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Vista and Windows 7 both have a "Snipping Tool" to take screenshots. No need to fish around ;)
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that is a very useful tool :D

i was using abduction for firefox - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3408 - but that tool works for all applications. nice
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I use Wisdomsoft ScreenHunter 5, free version (available usual sources) and it's very easy to use, can be used as either memory-resident hot/button or launched application, and, what can I say: "I have no complaints." :lol:
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The snipping tool saved my 1920x1080 image at 1064Kb for a PNG file and 290Kb for a JPG file. I think I'll still use Photoshop and the Pr Sc button. Then I can press Ctrl+N for a new image, Ctrl+V to paste the captured screen, then Ctrl+Shift+Alt+S and save it at any quality level I want to make the file smaller. I know that posting an image any larger than 400Kb would be too large on most websites, especially my own - it slows the loading speed of the web page.

What do you think is a reasonable image file size?
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paulnicholson wrote:I know that posting an image any larger than 400Kb would be too large on most websites, especially my own - it slows the loading speed of the web page.
It depends what the image is for. If you have an image gallery, then users will expect larger downloads. For a normal webpage, any image over 50kb it too big IMO.

Probably the best you can do to keep your images as small as possible is to save in the right format. For photographs and complex images, JPEG is best. For simple images and graphics, PNG is best. I always use PNGOUT (which can be used as an IrfanView plugin) to make my images as small as possible - I've tried other programs like PNGCrush and they hardly compare. For JPEGs, most programs allow you to reduce the quality of the image to reduce the filesize. I always experiment with to see what setting works best for the image without losing too much quality, but at the same time reducing the size.

Never use formats like BMP and TIFF because they aren't supported by all operating systems. Generally I don't use GIF either, since it only supports 256 colours.
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Re: The best OS Screenshot capture Software?

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not yet seen a software for that i used to do manually, is ther a software for taking printshots of the os procedures
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jinkal wrote:not yet seen a software for that i used to do manually, is ther a software for taking printshots of the os procedures
What are "os procedures" ?
If this is a PC, can't you just use Alt-Print Scrn ?
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ric323 wrote:
jinkal wrote:not yet seen a software for that i used to do manually, is ther a software for taking printshots of the os procedures
What are "os procedures" ?
If this is a PC, can't you just use Alt-Print Scrn ?
No need for the Alt. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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on Apple 

cmd-shift-3 (whole screen)
or cmd-shift-4 (selection)

no need for extra software ;)
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Re: The best OS Screenshot capture Software?

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wadie wrote: No need for the Alt. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Alt-Print Scrn captures the active window, rather than the whole screen.
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