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Screenshot Utility

Postby Sanders » 2019-9-11 @ 04:02

In DOS Box you can make a sequence of screenshots by pressing repeatedly CTRL-F5. I try to do the same in Windows (98, xp etc).
But the way to save a screenshot for windows games is more complex:
1) press print key
2) change to the Windows desktop
3) open third party Software
4) insert screenshot
5) save picture
I was looking for software which does all 5 steps with one shortcut (i.e. CTRL-ALT-F5) and found the so called Screenshot Utility (http://www.screenshot-utility.com/). But this nice little tool costs 24 bucks.

Does anybody know a screenshot tool, which does the same for free?

P.S: There are many tools like this. But most of them don't save directly into a file. So you have at least to confirm a message before saving.
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Re: Screenshot Utility

Postby mrpenguinb » 2019-9-11 @ 06:39

If you are using Windows 10, you can just use the Windows Button + PrintScreen to save directly to a file.
Any screenshot you take is automatically saved in C:\User\USERNAME\Pictures\Screenshots

I don't think the shortcut works on Windows 7 though, sadly.
If you are using Windows 10, you can also use the Windows + Shift + S shortcut, which launches instantly the new Snipping Tool directly (no dialogs, which is very nice).
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Re: Screenshot Utility

Postby yochenhsieh » 2019-9-11 @ 12:36

The feature is integrated in AMD driver since 16.12. You need to install Relive feature while install driver. http://www.amd.com
Or you can use msi afterburner, which works for most nvidia, amd, ati graphic cards. https://www.msi.com/page/afterburner
Or you can use fraps, it's shareware but free version can capture screenshots just fine. http://fraps.com/

All the above works for Windows 7. Fraps works for XP. Screenshot hotkey is configurable.
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Re: Screenshot Utility

Postby Sanders » 2019-9-11 @ 18:34

mrpenguinb wrote:If you are using Windows 10, you can just use the Windows Button + PrintScreen to save directly to a file.
Any screenshot you take is automatically saved in C:\User\USERNAME\Pictures\Screenshots


Thank you. I didn't know that, in spite of taking *lots of* screenshots every day due to my job :blush:

yochenhsieh wrote:Or you can use fraps, it's shareware but free version can capture screenshots just fine. http://fraps.com/


OK. You don't seem to be a *typical* newbie. Thanks a lot for the good advise! Fraps works very very well for me :happy:
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Re: Screenshot Utility

Postby mrpenguinb » 2019-9-12 @ 07:57

I found a really good screenshot utility that has WAY too many settings. It is also open-source.
ShareX can capture any fullscreen application (I haven't tested extensively), but it has a ton of customisations.
By default it shows a notification, but you can disable that too. There is only a single temporary dialog when first using the program, other than that it is seamless.

ShareX: https://getsharex.com
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