How do you capture on Windows like you can on Mac?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by sharpp, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. sharpp

    sharpp New Member

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    Capturing on the Mac is extremely fast in that you just press Alt Shift 4, aim and snap, it automatically saves it with the date and time as the name of the file.

    How can you automatically save what you captured right after you captured it, with the name automatically set to the date and time of the capture? I'm tired of the Snipping Tool and miss the Mac capturing
     
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley New Member

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    Irfanview has shortcuts that will automatically save screen captures to disk.

     
  3. davehc

    davehc Microsoft MVP
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    I haven't investigated automatic saving, but you are probably aware that you can capture an open window by pressing ALT Prnt Screen, and a full window by only Prnt screen? Paint is a resident program in Windows. If, after trying either of the above , you open paint, press Ctrl +V and you will have your capture. You can customise Paint to save to a specific folder on your computer.
     
  4. Pauli

    Pauli Extraordinary Member
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    Like above, but then there's the problem with screen captures from games: they oftentimes demand DirectX capability. You can find them in de Google.:)
     

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