Automatic Screen Shot with Date & Time?


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Justin

I have been using the Snipping Tool included with Windows 7. On my Mac
there's a way to take a screen shot, or a screen shot of just the current
window and it automatically saved as a JPG with the current date and time in
the filename.
Is there a utility to do that for Windows?
 
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Gene Wirchenko

I have been using the Snipping Tool included with Windows 7. On my Mac
there's a way to take a screen shot, or a screen shot of just the current
window and it automatically saved as a JPG with the current date and time in
the filename.
Is there a utility to do that for Windows?
<Alt-PrtScrn> will copy the window to the paste buffer. You can
then open Paint and paste (<Ctrl-V>) the buffer, and then save.

Sincerely,

Gene Wirchenko
 
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Zaphod Beeblebrox

<Alt-PrtScrn> will copy the window to the paste buffer. You can
then open Paint and paste (<Ctrl-V>) the buffer, and then save.
I get the feeling the OP is looking for a single-step solution that
saves the file with the date/time stamp as (part of?) the file name. I
don't know of anything in Windows natively that can do that.
 
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choro

I have been using the Snipping Tool included with Windows 7. On my Mac
there's a way to take a screen shot, or a screen shot of just the
current window and it automatically saved as a JPG with the current date
and time in the filename.
Is there a utility to do that for Windows?
You obviously haven't heard of the extremely effective UYFFs software
that you can use to accomplish all sorts of tricks.--
choro
*****
 
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Philip Herlihy

I have been using the Snipping Tool included with Windows 7. On my Mac
there's a way to take a screen shot, or a screen shot of just the current
window and it automatically saved as a JPG with the current date and time in
the filename.
Is there a utility to do that for Windows?
Snagit (paid, and excellent), and its free younger brother Jing, can do
this. Both from Techsmith.
 
F

Fokke Nauta

Snagit (paid, and excellent), and its free younger brother Jing, can do
this. Both from Techsmith.
Snagit is the answer indeed. It saves a screenshot with a time and date
name of the file.
It works excellent. Costs slightly less than 50 euro.

Fokke
 
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Dave \Crash\ Dummy

Justin said:
I have been using the Snipping Tool included with Windows 7. On my
Mac there's a way to take a screen shot, or a screen shot of just the
current window and it automatically saved as a JPG with the current
date and time in the filename. Is there a utility to do that for
Windows?
FastStone Capture does all of that. I reference it indirectly because
the latest version is not free. Here a link to the earlier free version
is supplied. That's what I use, and it does all you want and a lot more.
http://thedatalist.com/pages/Screen_Capture.htm#4
 
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Nil

I have been using the Snipping Tool included with Windows 7. On
my Mac there's a way to take a screen shot, or a screen shot of
just the current window and it automatically saved as a JPG with
the current date and time in the filename.
Is there a utility to do that for Windows?
Irfanview does that. Free and fabulous.

http://www.irfanview.com/
 
S

s|b

I have been using the Snipping Tool included with Windows 7. On my Mac
there's a way to take a screen shot, or a screen shot of just the current
window and it automatically saved as a JPG with the current date and time in
the filename.
Is there a utility to do that for Windows?
Irfanview can do this... for free.

<http://www.irfanview.com/>
 
J

Justin

"Zaphod Beeblebrox" wrote in message

<Alt-PrtScrn> will copy the window to the paste buffer. You can
then open Paint and paste (<Ctrl-V>) the buffer, and then save.
I get the feeling the OP is looking for a single-step solution that
saves the file with the date/time stamp as (part of?) the file name. I
don't know of anything in Windows natively that can do that.

--
Zaphod

Voted "Worst Dressed Sentient Being in the Known Universe" for seven
years in a row.

That's correct. A one step solution.
 
J

Justin

"Gene E. Bloch" wrote in message

Irfanview does that. Free and fabulous.

http://www.irfanview.com/
All these years that I've used IrfanView and never noticed that. Thanks!

I notice that you can in fact customize how it names a file, which
should be great for the OP.

--
Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)

I'll check it out as soon as I get home, thanks!

J
 
E

Ed Cryer

Dave said:
Can Irfanview be made resident, so you can do captures without starting
Irfanvew?
No, you have to load it and choose screen capture. The file to which it
saves is a variable setting, including name; the default being
capture_###_$U(%d%m%Y_%H%M%S).

The thing about using Irfanview, though, is that it's just one thing
amongst many that it can do. It's very versatile; many things in one.

Ed
 
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Gene E. Bloch

No, you have to load it and choose screen capture. The file to which it
saves is a variable setting, including name; the default being
capture_###_$U(%d%m%Y_%H%M%S).

The thing about using Irfanview, though, is that it's just one thing
amongst many that it can do. It's very versatile; many things in one.

Ed
But note that there's a hotkey for that. If you choose it from menus
inside IrfanView, it seems to behave oddly.
 
E

Ed Cryer

Gene said:
But note that there's a hotkey for that. If you choose it from menus
inside IrfanView, it seems to behave oddly.
How so? I load Irfanview, select Screen Capture, hit Ctrl+F12 and it
brings up a window with the image; ready for saving.

It would be nice if things like Notepad had the option for saving with a
variable for date and time, but I can't find it if there is.

Ed
 
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Philip Herlihy

No, you have to load it and choose screen capture. The file to which it
saves is a variable setting, including name; the default being
capture_###_$U(%d%m%Y_%H%M%S).

The thing about using Irfanview, though, is that it's just one thing
amongst many that it can do. It's very versatile; many things in one.

Ed
You can, of course, set up a key combination so that you can tap (e.g.
Ctrl-Alt-I) and it'll pop up. To do this, navigate through the start
menu to the icon for (any program) but instead of left-clicking it to
start it, right-click. On the Shortcut tab, you'll see a field
"Shortcut Key". Type (e.g.) an I in that, and it will complete it to
Ctrl-Alt-I. I have loads of these set up: Ctrl-Alt-X for Excel, for
example. So much quicker.
 
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Ian Jackson

"Dave \"Crash\" Dummy" said:
FastStone Capture does all of that. I reference it indirectly because
the latest version is not free. Here a link to the earlier free version
is supplied. That's what I use, and it does all you want and a lot more.
http://thedatalist.com/pages/Screen_Capture.htm#4
FastStone Image Viewer is still freeware/donationware, and as well as
being a fantastic image program, also provides the same functions as
FastStone Capture.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

How so? I load Irfanview, select Screen Capture, hit Ctrl+F12 and it
brings up a window with the image; ready for saving.

It would be nice if things like Notepad had the option for saving with a
variable for date and time, but I can't find it if there is.

Ed
Ctrl-F12 is the hotkey I was referring to (except that in my IrfanView
the hotkey seems to be Ctrl-F11).

That is *not* the same thing as clicking on Options - Capture/Screenshot
in the menus, which doens't capture anything (in my copy of IrfanView).
 

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