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The thing with Print Screen is that with something like WindowClippings, you can just get the ready image with just couple mouse clicks and renaming the filename.

With Print Screen, I have to firstly position the window right behind a white background, crop it well, hope the shadow is the same as the other screenies, possibly stitch several pics to the background proper.

So, compare 2 minutes with a nice software to 15-30 min with manual work.

On a completely different topic... :o

Vector I've been fiddling with from low res sources.

Few days ago I saw this. :shock:

I can really up the quality of the vector with this :)

Why can't you just click the Window you want and then click Alt+Print Screen to take a pic of just the selected window.

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Make a screen from the current window (Alt+ PrintScreen) >>> then make a screen of the image under the window - without the window - put both images in PdN in different layers >>> lower the transparency of the windowimage >>> duplicate the windowlayer, make it black (Brightness & Contrast) and use Gaussian Blur for the shadow effect. Merge all three layers down. Finito.

a lot of work vs. 18 Bucks

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Why can't you just click the Window you want and then click Alt+Print Screen to take a pic of just the selected window.

Alt+PrtScr doesn't handle transparent windows or shadows, so no help from it.

Also, Gauss shadow != Vista shadow?

Do we have another 'Gater in the house?

More like little bit 'gater, lots of bored kid + Inkscape + time + time + time + time.

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Instead of Gaussian Blur you can use:

-Drop Shadow

-Object Outline with softness of 250+

But is it really necessary to have those transparent boarders included? How cares if the tutorial is good if it's done in XP, Vista or Vista with special bling bling fancy boarders?

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FastStone is a 30 day trial... quite far from free.

Erm...

http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/f ... ption.html

Strange, download.com says it costs $19.95, yet I got it for free (and apparently Yata and PC World too!)

And http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=775 says that it is free for personal use, while FastStone's actual website says it's shareware, with 24.95$ for lifetime license.

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But is it really necessary to have those transparent boarders included? How cares if the tutorial is good if it's done in XP, Vista or Vista with special bling bling fancy boarders?

Extremely necessary 8)

FastStone is a 30 day trial... quite far from free.

Erm...

http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/f ... ption.html

Strange, download.com says it costs $19.95, yet I got it for free (and apparently Yata and PC World too!)

And http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=775 says that it is free for personal use, while FastStone's actual website says it's shareware, with 24.95$ for lifetime license.

The old version seems to have the essential function of Alt+PrtScr so only provides automation and no shadows.

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But is it really necessary to have those transparent boarders included? How cares if the tutorial is good if it's done in XP, Vista or Vista with special bling bling fancy boarders?

Nope, in fact, I preffer tutorials that don't have fancy images (at least as far as screenshots are concerned) cos then they load faster & tutorial's loading faster = me learning quicker which is always a good thing :)

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But is it really necessary to have those transparent boarders included? How cares if the tutorial is good if it's done in XP, Vista or Vista with special bling bling fancy boarders?

Nope, in fact, I preffer tutorials that don't have fancy images (at least as far as screenshots are concerned) cos then they load faster & tutorial's loading faster = me learning quicker which is always a good thing :)

Haste makes waste.

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So, I've been thinking of making a new thread, in The Overflow, titled "Firefox Plugin Discussion". I think it would be nice, because the majority of Paint.NET forum members use Firefox, and so do I, and it takes a good amount of trawling through the plugins section of the Firefox website to find really good, useful plugins. In the thread, people would tell what plugins they have, give a short summary of each of them, and if they found that plugin helpful, or fun, or useful. They could also tell what settings they have it on, and what they use it for. The thread could also be support and help for some of the plugins, to some extent (so Rick won't yell at me).

Tell me what you think of this idea, what you would add to it, and so on.

And yes, I searched for it, and didn't find any threads remotely close to this--But, if there are, please tell me.

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The thread could also be support and help for some of the plugins, to some extent (so Rick won't yell at me).

Won't that just lead to confusion over what this forum is for? Where would one draw the line - and what do you mean by "to some extent"?

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Sabrown: How would one thread cause confusion?

What happens if someone creates a thread for help with Apotheosis scripts - AFAIK no-more tech-support related than help with Firefox plugins?

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Well, two things. By "To some extent" I mean that the help/support will be to help people understand how to use the plugin. The thread won't attend to how to fix a malfunctioning plugin, or how to install plugins, or anything like that. It will be base knowledge, that is applicable to everyone. And, I would put in a line that explains that this forum does NOT offer any tech support for programs other than Paint.NET (as SAB will remind you).

Edit: Oh yeah, the second thing: What does AFAIK mean?

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Why post a question on a forum when a 5 second google search of "AFAIK" gets you the answer? Even the first result would have answered it... Seriously. You have at your fingertips the most largest, most powerful, and easiest to use source of information ever conceived by man, and you ask "what is AFAIK?"

That just seems like a silly thing to do...

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...Apparently not, SAB.

I'm sorry to have offended you, Pyro. I just didn't want to have to open another tab, or something like that, because I was doing a lot at the same time, and was pretty much just being lazy. You have my sincere apologies for being a brickheaded dolt.

Edit: It was pretty much just an afterthought, though, it's not like I made a thread for it, or even a whole post.

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