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    I am looking for some screencap software. I don't mind if it is free or if is commercial (not to expensive) so long that it is easy to take screencaps of a window, the whole screen or a select area and preferable be configurable to output them as a jpeg file at a specified compression level. I have to take a few hundred so having it a speedy process would be nice.

    Anyone got any ideas? So far I am using analogx's screencap software but wondering if there is anything better.
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    I always just use the Print Screen key.

    There is a program I've used called Deskcam, however. You can get it at iamcal software. What it does is it takes a screencap of your desktop, resizes it to whatever size you specify, and saves it as a file either on your computer or on your website. You can't choose any certain window to capture though, just the whole desktop.

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    • #3
      So far I am using analogx's screencap software
      crap I was about to suggest that..

      Paint Shop Pro 5 had one when I used it a long while ago. IIRC it was pretty extensive.

      Hypersnap is also a fairly popular program. The freeware watermarks it though.
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      • #4
        I personally use Screen Shot Deluxe 4. You can take images of whole web pages (even if there's a scroll bar it'll capture the whole page), do timed shots (a shot every X seconds), configurable options including the type of file to save (sorry no compression settings for jpg), what to capture (e.g. active window, whole screen, just an area, etc.) assignable to F keys, a really cheap in-built editor, a couple other things. Pretty nice (except for the editor).

        http://www.thelearningcompany.com/Pr...&SC=0120056015

        $29.95

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        • #5
          Try a little program called Grabber2k. Freeware, works pretty well.

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          • #6
            yeah print screen key is the best..

            but if you like to pay for it get snagit - do a search on the net and you'll find snagit is pretty good it can do timed screen caps for capturing video streams etc as well or auto scroll a full web page and capture the whole thing in one long screen cap
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            • #7
              Snagit gets a second vote from me.

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              • #8
                Print Screen for me

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                • #9
                  I've always just used print screen, though I am looking seriously at getting a copy of the program Kevin recommended as I like the feature of capturing a whole web page regardless of scrollbars.

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                  • #10
                    thanks everyone, I found one for what i wanted in the end i will find the link here however that one that gets whole webpages looks really good so might use that instead. thanks
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                    • #11
                      I vote for Snagit too.

                      By the way, how does that Print Screen Key thing work? I just pressed it and nothing happened. I'm running w2k professional.
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                      • #12
                        Print Screen (and Alt-PrintScreen) places the screen image into the clipboard which you can then paste as a new image using your graphics program.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by smachol
                          Print Screen (and Alt-PrintScreen) places the screen image into the clipboard which you can then paste as a new image using your graphics program.
                          what Steve said
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by eva2000
                            what Steve said
                            Yeah, and what eva said Steve said.

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                            • #15
                              I also just use Screen Shot, or with Alt if I only want to capture the current window.

                              Screen cap software... what's next, a program to help you pee? (sorry)
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