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Can I use Paint.Net to take screen shots of my browser?


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No, but it does not need to.

Do a Cntrl-Shift &Print Screen to capture your screen shot.

Then open up a new document in PDN. The document size will be the same size as the image you have captured to your clipboard.

Then simply paste it in!

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Then open up a new document in PDN. The document size will be the same size as the image you have captured to your clipboard.

Then simply paste it in!

Or just use Edit -> Paste into New Image (Ctrl+Alt+V).

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I'm also trying to break my addiction to my legally-purchased-but-overinstalled Paint Shop Pro 6.02.  Let me explain a little bit more about why new Paint.Net users miss this functionality (and cringe when we have to use Ctrl+Print Screen).  

 

In Paint Shop Pro, you could set up screen capturing using these options:

  • Invocation:
    • On keypress (e.g., Shift + F11)
    • On timer (e.g., every 2 seconds, or once after 6 seconds)
  • Scope:
    • Current window, full screen or selection (made at time of invocation)
    • With mouse pointer or without

As users of Snaggit or Microsoft OneNote know, the ability to grab just a window or a section of the screen is a huge timesaver: it keeps you from having to "recrop" the image in your paint program, or open a huge paint window to cleanly crop what you want.  

 

The ability to capture mouse pointers and take a timed screenshot is also great when you're trying to grab a picture of a screen that's "screen print resistant" (i.e., what "screen print" captures is slightly different than what goes to the clipboard.  

 

Anyway - I hope this helps.  Mark me down as "very interested" in this too!!! 

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Cool stuff. However, I'm just going to be honest and say I'm not going to be adding anything like this to paint.net. I'm one guy and I have to prioritize my time.

 

You can probably find a separate/external program that can do a lot of this. Window Clippings, for instance, is pretty fantastic, although I'm not sure if it does the timer stuff.

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