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How to Grab a Screen Shot in Windows

January 9, 2005

Here's how to grab a screenshot in Windows (works in Window ME and XP... no guarantees for other versions):

  1. Move your cursor offscreen (unless you want your cursor in the picture).
  2. Press the "Print Screen" key. Or, as it says on my keyboard, "print scr\sys rq" key. This places a full-sized image of the screen in the clipboard. (Per the brykMan, ALT-PrntScrn will capture only the active window. Whooot!)
  3. Open your graphics program, and open a new, screen-sized, blank canvas/document (my screen is 1280 pixels by 1024 pixels). You're on your own here, because I don't have instructions for every graphics program out there.
  4. Paste the image into the canvas/document. "Ctrl-V" is my paste method of choice. (The brykMan adds that sometimes you don't have to open a new document. You can just do "Ctrl-V", and it will open a new document and paste the image in one fell swoop.)
  5. Crop out what you don't want.

Use these instructions for good and not evil; they are not intended to promote stealing other people's copyrighted graphics.

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January 8, 2005

The brykMan pointed out Montage-a-Google, a web thingy that generates a montage of pictures from a Google search. Of course, it sucked me in good. smile I like how you can make a panel of color based on a search term. I did Cardinals, and I got a lot of red. This is what I got when I searched for Texas Longhorns (click to see it full size):

Montage of Longhorn Pictures

Searching for Valentines came up with a lot of pink and red. Searching for Kim Novak came up with a lot of pictures of that other Kim Novak. I particularly liked searching for Waterfall:

Montage of Waterfall Pictures

Trying to get pictures on or linked from my website was a little tricky. I had to search for '"Yay! Blog!" kim.' I got this:

Montage of Miscellaneous Pictures

I see my mom, me, LilyDawg, a big beetle, the red doors to Clifford Greig's photo gallery, and Jon Solo's "Kim Novak Audio Aphrodesiac" fan club t-shirt among other things. Yay!

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