Taking Screen Shots

By CrossFire851
Jun 8, 2006
  1. Wasn't sure were to post this and might not be in the right place and I do know this is a newb question.

    I was wondering were screen shots are saved when you are browsing the etc in (Windows). For games I use fraps.

    I know how to use the functions of screen shots, I'm just not to sure on the whole thing. I know it has something to do with the clipboard??? Does anyone know how I can save it to a file of my choosing?

    I have wanted to post screen shots for the pass week and half for vista I got from my neighbor.
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Don't know about Vista.. In other Windows versions, the screenshot is put into the clipboard when you press the Print Sreen key. You can use special screen capture apps with different functionality of course.
  3. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 766

    What directory file on the harddrive is it saved at? Where is the clipboard?
  4. paranoid guy

    paranoid guy TS Rookie Posts: 420

    Not sure if this'll help but when you take a screen shot you can paste it anywhere, this includes image viewing programs.
    I have VuePrint so I can paste it in there, then save it wherever I want, so if you have an image viewing progam just paste it in there, save it as a jpg and then upload it. S'what I do anyway... then again I just have xp :monkey:
  5. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    clipboard is like part of the ram.. it stores one source to be copied over to something untill you change the source..
  6. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    As N3051M said, the clipboard is in the system memory - there's no file. If you want to get the clipboard contents, then you have to paste it into a program.
  7. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 766

    Oh, thanks very much for the help.

  8. zero99

    zero99 TS Rookie

    hi .. i-veiw is good little all round free program. It also does Batch conversion too .. ive been using it for ages .. its just the thing for clips. .. russ
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