Program for automatic PrtSc, crop, and save?

Apr 22, 2011 7:30AM PDT

I'm quite familiar with the PrtSc button for taking screenshots of the current computer screen. I've taken over 1000's screenshots. But the process of opening paint, hitting ctrl + v, cropping, and then navigating to the folder I want to save it to.. is kind of tedious. So is there a program that anyone would recommend that would automatically come up with the screenshot in an editor and save it in a pre-defined location?
If that's too complicated, than I can settle with just a program that will automatically come up when I press the PrtSc button and a save feature. Being able to crop would be REALLLY nice though.

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Clarification Request
So gadwin?
Apr 22, 2011 7:40AM PDT

"When you hit print screen (or whichever
button you specify), you can choose to save the screen directly to a
specific folder. You can also choose to save just a window, or a
specific area of the screen. The application also gives you the option
of sending the screen capture directly to your printer or as an email,
and it will even automatically resize the picture to specified
dimensions. You can select the type of image you want to save."
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Re: printscreen
Apr 22, 2011 7:49AM PDT

Windows Vista and 7 have the Snipping tool. It does all you need (crop, copy, paste) except the automatic save. But it remembers the folder you saved the picture to (as long as you don't close it). Just pin it to the taskbar (that's Windows 7 language) or put it in the Quick Launch area (that's Vista language).

But it's not in XP.


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Autosave into folder as JPG
Apr 4, 2014 4:23AM PDT
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More on AHK but with IRFANVIEW
Apr 4, 2014 4:30AM PDT
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Aug 31, 2014 12:42PM PDT

You can use Snagit. You can set the
screenshot hotkey as "PrtSc" before capturing the screen. The screenshot will be automatically appear in its built-in
editor which will pop up the moment you take a screenshot. And then, you can click the save button to store the pic to your local
disk. If you prefer some free Snagit Alternatives, check them here.

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