Re: screen captures

Subject: Re: screen captures
From: Karen Brown <karenb -at- PO3 -dot- NET -dot- CHO -dot- GE -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 1996 10:33:00 EST

While I use HiJaak for specialized screen captures (such as capturing a
cursor), for most screen captures I prefer the following method (Win 3.1x or

1) Press the Print Screen button or Alt+Print Screen (to capture the active

2) Open Paint (yes, the unglamorous Microsoft application) and press

3) If needed, select the area you want saved (using the Select tool).

4) Go to the Edit menu and choose Copy To. Save the selection as a 16
Color Bitmap.

This method is quick and produces very small files. In addition, the
resulting images actually look better than similar ones I took with HiJaak.
Certainly this method doesn't replace the need for a capture program, but
it is useful, especially when you need to capture a lot of images (such as
dialog boxes) in a short amount of time.

Karen Brown
GE Fanuc Automation
Charlottesville, VA

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