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Lou has a valid point, but a couple of things to consider...
1. You mentioned small captures, I assume you mean file size. If you
use the alt-prtsc technique, the capture is made at your current color
depth. This means if you are using 32-bit or 16-bit color, your files
are going to be larger than you need.
2. If you think time=money, SnagIt (or some other tool) pays for
itself VERY quickly. Download the trial and give it a shot, see how
much time you will save.
My favorite feature is the ability for it to convert the color depth.
I set it to convert every screen cap to 8-bit color (if the output
will include online) or grayscale. Saves me a ton of time.
My only connection to SnagIt is longtime, happy customer. And they are
also a list sponser (or were a list sponser at least).
On 4/14/05, Lou Quillio <public -at- quillio -dot- com> wrote:
> Kathleen Reeves wrote:
> > The project is for a start-up company, so their funds are limited.
> > Can anyone recommend a good quality, relatively inexpensive screen capture
> > program?
> Cheapest, for Windows:
> 1. PrtScr key (captures the current desktop to the
> Windows clipboard).
> 1a. Alt+PrtScr key (captures the foreground
> window only).
> 2. Paste (Ctrl+v) into image editing software, edit,
> save as PNG or GIF; or paste directly into any MS
> Office app.
> Very cheap (free), and adequate for most purposes. If you're handy
> with an image editor, you'll probably never need anything else.
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