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How do you extract pictures from screen saver file?

by AdelaideJohn1967 / January 17, 2006 11:02 PM PST

Or more to the point can it even be done?

Can pictures inside an .scr screen saver file
be recovered?

Would it be an easy process if you could do it
or too much headache to even try?

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screen saver...
by jackintucson / January 18, 2006 2:22 AM PST

You should be able to open the .scr in most photo editing programs and crop what you want that way.

and life goes on...


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Well I Tried It
by AdelaideJohn1967 / January 18, 2006 7:33 AM PST
In reply to: screen saver...


I just tried that in irfanview and it crashed
my system... hehe...

Back to the old drawing board I think.

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What you could try to do instead
by TONI H / January 18, 2006 6:53 PM PST
In reply to: Well I Tried It

is to wait until the screen saver (especially if it's an animated one) shows the screen you wish to save, then press the Print Screen key on the keyboard. That sends just that particular screen to the Clipboard.

Now close the screensaver, open MSPAINT and click Edit, Paste and it will appear there. Now save the picture in JPG format instead of BMP as it will default to that, and once the file is saved, you can open it in any graphics editor and do what you want with it.

I had a hard time figuring out how to do this long ago when I had a screensaver that was created in fractuals, (kind of like a kaleidoscope that constantly swirled and changed) and a ZDNET (CNET bought them out) member did it for me after I sent him the screensaver file. When he told me how he did it, I was amazed at how simple it was.


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THANKS TONI.........
by AdelaideJohn1967 / January 18, 2006 9:05 PM PST

Thanks Toni

OMG Ok I'll try that one. OMG it sounds so
simple I should have thought of that ha ha.....

Hey what you have sounds awesome. I love stuf flike
that anyone know where you can get a kaliedescope
type program like what Toni describes......

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(NT) (NT) OK..so I left out a step...Photoshop would have handled
by jackintucson / January 19, 2006 1:32 AM PST
In reply to: THANKS TONI.........
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I think I still have it LOL
by TONI H / January 19, 2006 6:50 AM PST
In reply to: THANKS TONI.........

Let me do a little digging into my old stuff (still on the harddrive believe it or not) and see if I can come up with it. I have another one full of fantasy dragons that I grabbed a screenshot of years ago and use it still as a desktop wallpaper. You can email me through my profile, but send your email address with the message so I can reply to you when I find it. It's really a wonderful piece of art.


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Yep...found it
by TONI H / January 19, 2006 7:29 AM PST

I'm like a major horder of files I've downloaded from years ago that impressed me....I throw away NOTHING. lol


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Thanks Toni
by AdelaideJohn1967 / January 19, 2006 8:36 AM PST
In reply to: Yep...found it

Thanks heaps!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OK I'll be messaging you........

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