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I hate to interrupt this scintillating repartee, but I think we should clarify: After you've hit the Print Screen key, just paste it onto Paint.NET or whatever graphic program you use to get the image off the clipboard.

 

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There's also absolutely no problem pasting to MS Paint if it's just for uploading straight to the net, It's one of few things it can actually handle... Event --> Upload usually take less than 30 seconds for me. At least then If you're in a game, you don't have to wait for PDN to wake up and load it's sorry < no swearing > :P

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I use Window Clippings

http://www.windowclippings.com/

Second on that. It's a major time saver for taking screenshots in Vista and having the glass and drop shadow captured correctly.

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  • 8 months later...

What's wrong with PrintScreen or Alt+PrintScreen (if you only want the current window)?

And why was the thread bumped to announce Yet Another Printscreen App?

I would write plugins, if I knew what kind of plugins were needed.. :(

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You have to paste print screen somewhere...

So if you're playing a game/watching a movie/deep into PDN, you don't want to have to open up Paint or PDn to paste.

I know about Source games, not sure about others, but in those games you can take screenshots which are automatically saved by pressing "F5"

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