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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-14-2012, 08:22 AM Thread Starter
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Hi all,

The IT guy where I work just finished rebuilding my laptop after a harddrive crash. When I got it back I found he had added a very nice screen capture tool called Greenshot. It's a multi-featured screenshot/screen region capture app that sits in your tool tray. You can capture individual windows, regions of the whole screen with mouse ops. It has an embedded image editor for adding circles, lines (you can build arrows), and amplifying text.

I thought it might be of use to some folks posting what's on their screens for Q&A kind of stuff.

And the best part is that it's Open source and FREE.

{my IT guy is a real paranoid kind of guy so we can trust it's a safe download}

Greenshot - a free and open source screenshot tool for productivity

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Thanks, Patrick! Looks very useful.
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Thanks, Patrick. That is about as painless as anything I've ever tried. Tell your IT guy he did good.

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Windows 7 includes the Snipping tool which allows you to capture still images off your screen; just drag a box around what you want and click save. You will find this in the Accessories folder; since this is so useful you can pin it to your task bar at the bottom of your screen.

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Of course, us Mac users have been doing this for about 20 years by holding down the CMD-shift-4 keys.
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Thank you Patrick Looks like it will be real handy. Thank your IT guy as well.
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Windows 7 includes the Snipping tool which allows you to capture still images off your screen; just drag a box around what you want and click save. You will find this in the Accessories folder; since this is so useful you can pin it to your task bar at the bottom of your screen.
Same sort of thing, Greenshot just adds a few nice tools.

Highlighter
Obfuscate
boxes
ovals
arrows
And some nice saving options.

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Of course, us Mac users have been doing this for about 20 years by holding down the CMD-shift-4 keys.

What's a Mac, asks the guy with a Shopsmith.

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I used a Mac years ago when I was doing some PC board layout design. Supposedly we had the premier software for the task but it was a nightmare. Not to say the Mac was the problem but there were a handful of solutions for the PC that were easier to use and gave better results.

For my money, Mac's have always been better "liberal arts" platforms, where the PC has taken the lead in engineering and business. My $.02.

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Don't want to open a whole can of Mac vs. PC worms but this is an interesting story: When Seymour Cray (Cray Supercomputer) was told that Apple Computer had just bought a Cray to help design the next Apple Macintosh, Cray commented that he had just bought a Macintosh to design the next Cray.
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