I need to capture my desktop tabs on a screen shot for an upcoming hub. How can I take a shot of my screen other than a video. A video would be easier for me. Pros and cons of a screen shot verses a video? Or should I have both for the reader?
The easiest way I know is to use your keyboard printscreen key. Just press the "PrtSc" key and it will copy the screen. Then open your paint or graphics manager and paste, then save your photo and upload.
On Mac, I use Skitch - much, much better than the built in screen capture.
Skitch didn't support Windows last I looked. For a "user friendly" OS, Windows has had really awful screen capture in the past. You press PRT-SCRN, which appears to do nothing. You then have to open a program like Microsoft Paint, hit CTRL-V to paste in the shot, and then you can do whatever you want with it.
Vista and Win 7 have "Snipping Tool", which is supposedly much better (but I've never used it).
Probably somewhere there is something for Windows as good as Skitch, but I have not seen it yet.
You can capture windows, whole screens, do timed captures, annotate, add arrows, erase and retouch, easily expand or shrink, save in other formats.. if you have Mac, I highly recommend it. The built-in function just snaps to a file, nothing more.
Mac's snapshot function (Command+Shift+3) works to capture the browser as well as the page, though, and the resulting image looks good. I still need to capture the whole website though, without having to take multiple snapshots and cut/paste. :-)
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