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I'm wondering what's a good screen capture program?
I've heard of (and I believe have used at one time) ScreenHunter. Is it any good? Easy to use/manipulate/etc?
I would especially like it so that when I make myself notes on how to use things for my "Photoshop Binder" (hehehe), I can post pictures of even small things (like various icons/buttons/drop down menus, etc)...
I've seen people, in tutorials, show captures of the littlest part of their screen.
Please advise...and thank you in advance! :)
06-18-2006, 11:35 PM
Ted I use ScreenHunter and find it an excellent programme, very easy to use :)
I was told ScreenHunter was a free program, but after a 30 day trial, it stamps everything with SCREENHUNTER in red...
did I DL the wrong program, Karen?
06-21-2006, 05:13 PM
here is a free one that I found.... Haven't used it but looks like user reviews are good....
Thanks a bunch, Randy! I've downloaded it and now will have to figure out how to access the Help file! :)
Again, thanks! :)
06-21-2006, 06:34 PM
Tina pmed you :)
06-22-2006, 10:04 AM
xnview (www.xnview.com) has a nice screen capture feature built in, and it's free.
If you have PSP, it also has a decent screen capture feature.
At work I've used GrabIt as well, which isn't free, but has a couple nice features (like automatically scrolling a window to take a "screenshot" of the whole thing as if it were taller).
And, there's always good old PrintScreen (capture entire screen into the clipboard) and Alt+PrintScreen (capture the currently selected window into the clipboard). Then just go to your photo program, (or Word or whatever), and press Ctrl+V to paste it in.
The trickiest things to capture are popup tooltips, video stills, and DirectX surfaces...for that you might need to use something like fraps (which is a kind of video recorder used by computer gamers to record their gaming sessions or make "machinima" movies).
Thanks very much for responding. Wow, another guy! :) Between you, Kompressor, and me... we just may start breaking out the nachos and baseball games! ;) Perish the thought! :)
Thanks for your advice... do you possibly mean "Snagit" instead of Grabit? I looked at Grabit and it seems like it's geared more for newsfeeds, etc? Maybe I didn't look hard enough?
Snagit looks pretty good and I may just end up going with that. It has a "menu capture" feature and that's pretty handy. :)
On a related note, would you happen to know of any good screen recording program (those that are used for tutorials, etc?) that includes audio ability with a microphone? I've tried a few free trials online but my computer keeps not liking them and I get an error saying my computer is dumping my memory... whatever that means! LOL! :)
Thanks again for your help! :)
06-22-2006, 04:28 PM
Thanks very much for responding. Wow, another guy! :) Between you, Kompressor, and me... we just may start breaking out the nachos and baseball games! ;) Perish the thought! :)Quick, hide the frilly lace embellishments...oh no where did I put that monster truck layout... :D
Thanks for your advice... do you possibly mean "Snagit" instead of Grabit? I looked at Grabit and it seems like it's geared more for newsfeeds, etc? Maybe I didn't look hard enough?Oops, you're totally right, I meant SnagIt. :o I haven't used it in a while -- I've been using the one built into xnview because I find it a bit easier to use.
On a related note, would you happen to know of any good screen recording program (those that are used for tutorials, etc?) that includes audio ability with a microphone?I know we've used Camtasia for some of our tutorial videos. There's a newer capture program out of Australia called CaptureCAM (http://www.cintinel.com/) that is really good, too. Neither of those are free, though. :)
06-22-2006, 05:49 PM
I tend to use the Print Screen button that's right on the keyboard (copies to the clipboard), then Ctrl-V (paste) into my graphics program...
Thanks for responding.
I guess I was looking for something where I can specify the region, including pull-down menus, to capture...
I reckon I could do that in Photoshop, however. :)
I'm a guy. Lazy is my middle name. Actually, it's Daniel, but you get the idea. ;)
07-20-2006, 09:22 AM
I use printkey 5.1 at work. It is very easy to use. Here is a link http://www.webtree.ca/newlife/printkey_info.htm
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