1. blackngray70's Avatar
    Most people probably already know how to do this but I'm sure a lot of people don't. I thought it might be useful information for someone wanting to post PC screenshots but doesn't know how to do it.

    To create a screenshot follow these steps:

    1. The first step is to create the windows that you want to capture and leave them up on the screen.

    2. Just to the right of your keyboard, you should see three groups of keys. The lower set of keys usually is a group of arrow keys. Above that is usually a set of some six keys that are labeled "Insert," "Home," "Page Up," etc. Above that should be three keys that have rather odd labels - like Pause/Break and ScrLk. One of those keys should be labeled PrtScrn/SysRq. Pressing Alt-PrintScreen (Alt-PrtScrn) places an image of the frontmost window on the clipboard. Pressing PrintScreen by itself places an image of the entire desktop on the clipboard.

    3. If you press PrtScrn/SysRq, nothing will appear to have happened. However, your computer just took a snapshot of its screen and stored that picture on its clipboard, much as it stores information that you cut and paste.

    4. Open MS-Paint. (From Start/Run, issue the command "mspaint".) Create a new empty image, and use Edit/Paste to bring in the screenshot you just took. (If the screenshot is smaller than the default Paint canvas, you will end up with white areas. Start over: create a new empty image, change its dimensions to 1x1, and Paste again. The canvas will grow for the Paste, but it doesn't shrink.)

    5. Use MS-Paint to Save As, using PNG as the file format (it is superior to all the rest).

    Other Notes

    * On Vista (all editions) you can use Snipping Tool to capture a screen shot, or snip, of any object on your screen, and then annotate, save, or share the image. It is a screengrab application that is much better then Windows XP's measly Alt-PrintScreen. But the tool is difficult to find. But you can just type "Snipping Tool" in the search bar in the windows menu. The first time you run it it will ask if you want to add it to your quick launch bar.

    * Instead of MS Paint you could also use Word, or some other word processing program, you can paste the image into it. You can then save the Word document and email it to us as an attachment.

    * You may also be able to paste the image directly into your email, depending on what type of email program you have. (Microsoft Outlook can do this, for example.)

    * If you press Alt and the PrtScrn/SysRq keys together, the computer will take a snapshot of the currently active window ONLY. This can save some space in a Word documentor in an email.


    Then go HERE for instructions on how to post your screenshots on the forums.
    Last edited by blackngray70; 05-25-09 at 05:31 PM.
    05-25-09 05:02 PM
  2. blackngray70's Avatar
    Could a Moderator please move this to the BlackBerry Tips, How To & FAQ thread please.

    Thanks
    05-25-09 05:03 PM
  3. el_diablo5711's Avatar
    Snipping Tool is my weapon of choice. Quick and easy and allows a bit more flexibility.
    05-25-09 06:53 PM
  4. CalAus's Avatar
    BnG - I'm sure some folks will find this info useful. Thanks for taking the time to post it.
    05-25-09 09:13 PM
  5. blackngray70's Avatar
    My pleasure

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-25-09 09:19 PM
  6. mjwatts26's Avatar
    This was a very helpful guide, thanks!
    05-25-09 11:42 PM
  7. squish101's Avatar
    am using faststone capture. used to be freeware but unfortunately it's shareware now.
    05-26-09 12:29 AM
  8. nasmith7's Avatar
    How do you size the picture correctly? ex. so it's formatted for perfect BBerry viewing or use. Good post btw
    05-26-09 01:22 AM
  9. blackngray70's Avatar
    It doesn't matter what size the picture is you'll still be able to view it from your BB if the picture is posted with the method explained in the link I posted

    In fact if the picture is large and has a lot of small print that you can't read from your BB you can save the image and then view it from the media app and zoom in on the picture.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-26-09 01:46 AM
  10. smrbb6's Avatar
    Snipping Tool is my weapon of choice. Quick and easy and allows a bit more flexibility.
    Snipping tool works great, also the ability to highlight areas of interest is also tremendously helpful.
    05-26-09 09:48 PM
  11. nasmith7's Avatar
    how do you do this technique using Flickr?
    05-27-09 05:26 PM
  12. blackngray70's Avatar
    If you follow the link at bottom of the OP you should be able to do the same with Flickr as Photobucket.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-27-09 06:19 PM
  13. Fire-Detention's Avatar
    How do i get a screen shot of my blackberry.
    06-29-09 10:54 PM
  14. blackngray70's Avatar
    With CapureIt or ZonaSnap.

    http://www.thetechmogul.com/CaptureIt/CaptureIt.jad

    http://zonablackberry.com.ve/forum/d...A/ZonaSnap.jad

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    06-29-09 11:11 PM
  15. TaZ52083's Avatar
    Most people probably already know how to do this but I'm sure a lot of people don't. I thought it might be useful information for someone wanting to post PC screenshots but doesn't know how to do it.

    To create a screenshot follow these steps:

    1. The first step is to create the windows that you want to capture and leave them up on the screen.

    2. Just to the right of your keyboard, you should see three groups of keys. The lower set of keys usually is a group of arrow keys. Above that is usually a set of some six keys that are labeled "Insert," "Home," "Page Up," etc. Above that should be three keys that have rather odd labels - like Pause/Break and ScrLk. One of those keys should be labeled PrtScrn/SysRq. Pressing Alt-PrintScreen (Alt-PrtScrn) places an image of the frontmost window on the clipboard. Pressing PrintScreen by itself places an image of the entire desktop on the clipboard.

    3. If you press PrtScrn/SysRq, nothing will appear to have happened. However, your computer just took a snapshot of its screen and stored that picture on its clipboard, much as it stores information that you cut and paste.

    4. Open MS-Paint. (From Start/Run, issue the command "mspaint".) Create a new empty image, and use Edit/Paste to bring in the screenshot you just took. (If the screenshot is smaller than the default Paint canvas, you will end up with white areas. Start over: create a new empty image, change its dimensions to 1x1, and Paste again. The canvas will grow for the Paste, but it doesn't shrink.)

    5. Use MS-Paint to Save As, using PNG as the file format (it is superior to all the rest).

    Other Notes

    * On Vista (all editions) you can use Snipping Tool to capture a screen shot, or snip, of any object on your screen, and then annotate, save, or share the image. It is a screengrab application that is much better then Windows XP's measly Alt-PrintScreen. But the tool is difficult to find. But you can just type "Snipping Tool" in the search bar in the windows menu. The first time you run it it will ask if you want to add it to your quick launch bar.

    * Instead of MS Paint you could also use Word, or some other word processing program, you can paste the image into it. You can then save the Word document and email it to us as an attachment.

    * You may also be able to paste the image directly into your email, depending on what type of email program you have. (Microsoft Outlook can do this, for example.)

    * If you press Alt and the PrtScrn/SysRq keys together, the computer will take a snapshot of the currently active window ONLY. This can save some space in a Word documentor in an email.


    Then go HERE for instructions on how to post your screenshots on the forums.
    Nice i didnt know how to do it. Thanks for sharing to great work
    11-29-09 09:13 AM
  16. bluz's Avatar
    surely some users would find this post useful
    11-30-09 12:14 PM
  17. huskies62's Avatar
    This thread has helped me. Thank you !
    12-08-09 07:41 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD