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by alan10563 / April 22, 2004 3:34 AM PDT

please can you tell me how to take a screen picture with windows paint, win xp regards A Gibbs

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Re:screen picture
by drewfoo88 / April 22, 2004 12:33 PM PDT
In reply to: screen picture

One way is to hit the "Print Screen" key and then go into Paint and hit Ctrl-V to paste the picture in there.

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Re:Re:screen picture
by Carol Angelesco / April 22, 2004 3:42 PM PDT
In reply to: Re:screen picture

If you do a lot of screen captures, you may want to consider "Snagit". I have been useing this program for a couple of years a love it. Price between $20.00 and $40.00...
Hope this helps...

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Re:Re:Re:screen picture
by ChuckT / April 22, 2004 4:27 PM PDT
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Instead of pasting your image into Paint, just paste it into IrfanView, which is a great picture viewer (60 formats) and minor editor. Then it can save the captured image in any of 18 formats (i.e. JPG, GIF, BMP, TIF, TGA, etc. etc.)

And why pay for a screen capture program when there are some really nice free programs available?
Here again, I prefer IrfanView which also does screen captures. It can capture screens, or just windows, or just the client area, with or without the cursor. It can capture via a hot key or a timed period.

IrfanView is available at IrfanView.com Click Here

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