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Capturing and annotating screen shots

Post by cswift » Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:31 am

Bill,

What program do you use for putting the arrows and captions in your pictures?

BTW, I've been using iPhoto on a MAC and it offers 3 x 5 as a standard photo size and that seems to work.
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Post by elpaharo » Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:54 am

cswift wrote:Bill,

What program do you use for putting the arrows and captions in your pictures?

BTW, I've been using iPhoto on a MAC and it offers 3 x 5 as a standard photo size and that seems to work.
Carl

I use Hyper Snap for capturing screen shots and adding all the arrows, writing, and effects. I purchased a license about 10 years ago and they have never required an update license cost. It was $15.00 back 1997! One of the nice features is that I can snap a screen shot that includes the browser and then scale it, add arrows and other stuff when setting up a how to manual.

Check it out: http://www.hyperionics.com/


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Post by Jim Henry » Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:49 pm

Thanks Bill. I never realized that there were specialized programs for capturing and annotating screen shots. I found one that is free for personal use, PicPick:
http://download.cnet.com/PicPick/3000-2 ... 72925.html

Note that the PicPick installer will install the Ask.com toolbar by default. You can untick that box and install PicPick without Ask.com. As I recall, it is the second screen during installation where you decline Ask.com.

PicPick is fairly easy to use. Here is an example of what I did with it without looking at any documentation:
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And here is a screen shot of the PicPick image editor:
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Post by greenfox » Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:15 pm

I just use the simple "prt sc" key on the keyboard, paste into "MS Paint" (a standard part of all MS Windows operating systems). You can crop, resize, add annotations, then save in a wide number of formats including JPG or PNG.
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