I need a good screen capture program for making my skin post preview

By on March 26, 2013 12:45:16 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

DocWilson

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I've noticed that a lot of you have many windows in your preview pics of new skins. I only have Alt + prntscrn here.

I've seen the aero peek being displayed as well as active programs in the taskbar and would like to make a preview that includes these things also.

If you skiners have a method to do this, please let me know.

My previews up to this point are just too basic.

Thanks in advance for any help provided!

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March 26, 2013 1:00:30 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Print Screen key on keyboard, paste into Photoshop or Paint, etc.

SnagIt is also good.

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March 26, 2013 1:11:54 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Try this excellent, free screenshot program:   http://www.freewarefiles.com/Screenshot-Captor_program_14603.html

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March 26, 2013 1:14:54 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Hi Jim, Thanks for the response but prntscrn won't capture things like the preview image that comes up when you mouseover a taskbar button, I'd like to show that also.

I downloaded Snagit for a 30day trial to see if it would do that and i can't do that yet.

Update:

I finally got Snagit to capture the aero peek window by using the timer feature.

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March 26, 2013 1:27:37 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting DocWilson,
Hi Jim, Thanks for the response but prntscrn won't capture things like the preview image that comes up when you mouseover a taskbar button, I'd like to show that also.

Actually, it will. But if you have the start menu open while trying to get the preview to show, that won't happen.

 

Cases like that, you simply take multiple shots, cut and paste.

 

 

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March 26, 2013 3:10:57 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Ok my friends, Snagit did all that I needed to make a better preview image so this issue is now closed.

Thanks for the suggestions, it just took me a while getting used to using Snagit properly.

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March 26, 2013 6:35:58 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I use SnagIt but if you have windows vista' 7' 8' you have Snipping Tool it comes with windows it is basic but works very well.

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March 26, 2013 7:34:37 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
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March 27, 2013 6:15:50 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

picpick is also a good freeware tool, It has a host of other features that help aid graphic designers.

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March 31, 2013 3:35:40 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

 

Fastone makes some really good apps.

Not free but well worth the 15 or so $'s.

http://www.faststone.org/FSCaptureDetail.htm

 

oh - thats right.

Up until version 5 - it was free.

 

here is a link to a free portable version that should fit your needs.

 

http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=775

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