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I know many ways to take screenshots.

I personally use Galdwin Print screen but when I post the images on any of blogs, the quality doesn't look very good at all.

Check out this image:

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I have used some other software too but none of them gave me the desired result.

Are there any better ways to take good quality screenshots?

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You have saved the image as a JPEG. Save it without compression, or save it as a .PNG file. Gadwin supports this. The compression is the cause of the "ugly" pictures.

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I Guess You are Right. JPEG is actually Compressing my images hence affecting the quality..Let me check it by uploading png n Jpg together. –  Confused Nov 1 '11 at 17:40
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I have always thought this says it best - lbrandy.com/blog/2008/10/my-first-and-last-webcomic –  Shinrai Nov 1 '11 at 17:42
    
@Shinrai: great Link..loved it –  Confused Nov 1 '11 at 17:53

If you are using Windows 7/Vista you can use "Snipping-Tool" which comes inbuilt in Windows OS.

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Select the window you wish to take the screenshot of. Press ALT+PrintScreen on your keyboard. Open Microsoft Paint. Edit -> Paste -> Save

This method takes a screenshot of the selected window, nothing else. Works on all windowed applications. PNG is an excellent format for screenshots.

If you want to grab a screenshot of a webpage, use a Firefox add-on called FireShot. It's efficient, simple to use, and best of all, free!

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