Taking A Screen Shot and Emailing it?


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charliec

I need to take a screen shot and email it to someone. How do I get
this done? I tried clicking "PrtScn", but his did not work. How can
I get this done?

Thanks
charliec
 
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Ken Blake

I need to take a screen shot and email it to someone. How do I get
this done? I tried clicking "PrtScn", but his did not work. How can
I get this done?

Back in the days of DOS, the PrtScn key used to print the screen. But
in all versions of Windows, this works differently, and the name of
the key is now an anachronism. The key does *not* print the screen.
PrtScrn captures the whole screen, and Alt-PrtScrn captures the active
window.

Either one captures the image to the Windows clipboard. Once it's in
the clipboard you can paste (Ctrl-V) it into any application that
supports graphics (Windows Paint, other graphics programs, even your
favorite word processor). You can edit or add to the image as you
wish, then print it, or in your case, save it and attach it to an
e-mail message.

This ability to manipulate the image in a program before printing it
is an improvement over the original DOS method of just printing it.
But if you'd like that old facility back, there are several
third-party freeware/shareware programs that can do this, such as
PrintKey2000 at
http://www.sharewarejunkies.com/00zwd2/printkey2000.htm
 
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Wolf K

Back in the days of DOS, the PrtScn key used to print the screen. But
in all versions of Windows, this works differently, and the name of
the key is now an anachronism. The key does *not* print the screen.
PrtScrn captures the whole screen, and Alt-PrtScrn captures the active
window.

Either one captures the image to the Windows clipboard. Once it's in
the clipboard you can paste (Ctrl-V) it into any application that
supports graphics (Windows Paint, other graphics programs, even your
favorite word processor). You can edit or add to the image as you
wish, then print it, or in your case, save it and attach it to an
e-mail message.
[...]

Hey, Ken, thanks, I never knew that. I just thought Print Screen was
inactive for some reason. Cool trick!
 
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charliec

Back in the days of DOS, the PrtScn key used to print the screen. But
in all versions of Windows, this works differently, and the name of
the key is now an anachronism. The key does *not* print the screen.
PrtScrn captures the whole screen, and Alt-PrtScrn captures the active
window.

Either one captures the image to the Windows clipboard. Once it's in
the clipboard you can paste (Ctrl-V) it into any application that
supports graphics (Windows Paint, other graphics programs, even your
favorite word processor). You can edit or add to the image as you
wish, then print it, or in your case, save it and attach it to an
e-mail message.

This ability to manipulate the image in a program before printing it
is an improvement over the original DOS method of just printing it.
But if you'd like that old facility back, there are several
third-party freeware/shareware programs that can do this, such as
PrintKey2000 at
http://www.sharewarejunkies.com/00zwd2/printkey2000.htm
Thanks - got it - works great!
 
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Philip Herlihy

I need to take a screen shot and email it to someone. How do I get
this done? I tried clicking "PrtScn", but his did not work. How can
I get this done?

Thanks
charliec
Try also the built-in 'snipping tool', accessible from the search bar.
 
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Ken Blake

Back in the days of DOS, the PrtScn key used to print the screen. But
in all versions of Windows, this works differently, and the name of
the key is now an anachronism. The key does *not* print the screen.
PrtScrn captures the whole screen, and Alt-PrtScrn captures the active
window.

Either one captures the image to the Windows clipboard. Once it's in
the clipboard you can paste (Ctrl-V) it into any application that
supports graphics (Windows Paint, other graphics programs, even your
favorite word processor). You can edit or add to the image as you
wish, then print it, or in your case, save it and attach it to an
e-mail message.
[...]

Hey, Ken, thanks, I never knew that. I just thought Print Screen was
inactive for some reason. Cool trick!

You're welcome. Glad to help.
 
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Char Jackson

Try also the built-in 'snipping tool', accessible from the search bar.
That would have been my first choice, as well, but other than that, Ken's
instructions were well said.

So, +1 to both of you.
 
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Steve Hayes

I need to take a screen shot and email it to someone. How do I get
this done? I tried clicking "PrtScn", but his did not work. How can
I get this done?
Press PrintScreen

Open a graphics editor, like IrfanView.

Press Ctrl-V

Edit the resulting image, and save it under any name you like.

Open your e-mail reader, write a message, and attach the file you just saved.
 
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pjp

That would have been my first choice, as well, but other than that, Ken's
instructions were well said.

So, +1 to both of you.
You "PrntScrn" the screen and then "Paste" it into a graphics editior,
e.g. Windows Paint will even do. You then "Save" the resulting image
using the editors builtin Save menu choice.
 
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Good Guy

I need to take a screen shot and email it to someone. How do I get
this done? I tried clicking "PrtScn", but his did not work. How can
I get this done?

Thanks
charliec
I can suggest two ways to do it:

1) Use Windows Snipping tool. (It should be on your Start Menu or
search for it and put it on your start menu);
2) You could use a free downloadable tool from TechSmith called Jing.
Techsmith is a very good company that also makes SnagIT a premium
software for doing exactly that.

Good luck.
 
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R. C. White

Hi, Phil.

Good tip.

To get the Snipping Tool in Win8, just press the Windows key, type "snip"
and press Enter.

RC
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"Philip Herlihy" wrote in message

I need to take a screen shot and email it to someone. How do I get
this done? I tried clicking "PrtScn", but his did not work. How can
I get this done?

Thanks
charliec
Try also the built-in 'snipping tool', accessible from the search bar.
 
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Char Jackson

You "PrntScrn" the screen and then "Paste" it into a graphics editior,
e.g. Windows Paint will even do. You then "Save" the resulting image
using the editors builtin Save menu choice.
I guess you didn't follow the thread...;-)
 

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