OT screen capture software choices?

A little thing, but I have been looking for a better screen capture (which
is so essential to save mementos when SW goes autopilot and does something
imaginative.... I have been trying out !QuickScreen capture but I imagine
there may be better choices.
What I would like is to:
1. save as after capture to name and file location.
2. JPG files
3. low cost of free :-))
!QuickScreen is OK, but it does not have multiply keyboard shortcuts (you
can change what the one key shortcut does, but I want to be able to choose
on the fly...)
Thanks!
Daniel
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daniel
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My favorite method is to hit the "Print Screen" button on the keyboard and do a quick paste into Microsoft Photo Editor (which comes with Office).
Microsoft Photo Editor has just the basics and it launches very fast. I usually crop the image before saving.
Mike Wilson
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Mike J. Wilson
My personal pref is a program called lviewpro
which you can get from here.
formatting link

Then I do the pritnscreen and paste and crop in lview. Its small and easy.
But there are many ways to skin a cat, HTH, JOe
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Joe
Matthew A. Bush wrote on 25.9.2003 21:58
Thanks Matt! That looks better than the one I tried (which is the same price). I like the annotation features too. I'll DL and give it a try. Thanks!
Daniel
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daniel
daniel wrote in news:BB994C18.DCEB% snipped-for-privacy@gratiotdesign.com:
Just curious. What to these third-party screen capture programs do that make them worth the money?
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Joel Moore
Joel Moore wrote on 26.9.2003 5:46
Save time.
Before I was doing the standard print screen routine, taking into photoshop to save as JPG (as that is better for most of my needs than BMP) and to annotate things I want to communicate to others (especially SW when there are problems). I was also cropping in photoshop. But this takes much more time and energy and is not really productive.
These utilities allow a singly keystroke to take a picture of the entire screen, or a selected area, a dialogue box, button etc.. You can configure it to auto name the files, or auto open a save as dialogue, or even open it in a new email to send immediately.
I am also using this to document my process in a simple way. Then using ACDC I can print thumbnail images with the titles I give them as a tool for my clients or for my memory.
I find it really useful, and would use it more if I have a faster tool, and this one from TechSmith looks worth 35 USD.
Cheers, Daniel
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daniel
I use it to create "how to" docs amongst other things. My favorite feature is probably the text capture with auto scroll. I use that feature a lot get a list of all files in a dir. It also installs as a printer so I can print directly to a .bmp, .pcx, .tif, .jpg, .gif, .png & .tga files. All of these file format also have options where I can change color depths and/or quality. If you want to get fancy you can create .avi files for tutorials. Probably lots of other stuff I never use. A new feature is "WEB Capture" that pulls every image from a specific web page & store them in a catalog to view, save manipulate or print.The trail version id free so check it out.
Matt B.
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Matthew A. Bush
Matthew A. Bush wrote on 26.9.2003 13:40
I had not noticed it installed that - interesting. I just did a quality test:
1. window screen capture with snagit 2. print to snagit 3. save as JPG from SW.
The qualitative result is:
1. window capture is same resolution as SW Save as JPG. However, the edges on a shaded model are thicker in the snagit capture than in the save as.
2. the snagit printer output is a larger DPI file (I think based on the page size - it may still be 92dpi) but is much lower quality - much jaggier edges.
Based on this, I would say that for speed the snagit is very good for screen capture, but for slightly better quality, save as is better (but slower, and I always feel I am risking accidentally saving my parts as something I did not intend...)
This is a nice product with good features. I would also recommend it based on my use this morning.
Daniel
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daniel
When you print from SnagIt you can also set the dpi. After hitting the print go to Properties>Advanced, under graphics you can set the DPI, default is 200x200 I think, other options are 100x100, 300x300 & 600x600. There are also some other setting there that you can play with. Hope this helps some.
Matt B.
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Matthew A. Bush
Matthew A. Bush wrote on 26.9.2003 15:18
Cool. Just tried it. But I would still say that the line quality looks better from the straight screen shot or better from the SW save as.
Thanks! Dan
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daniel

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