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Can one take a partial screen shot in Windows 7?

I Googled around, but I couldn't find a good short cut application that would allow me to take the screenshot of an application window( and not the whole desktop). Ideally, I want to focus on the application and then use Ctrl + P or PrintScreen to take the picture, or some other shortcut.
Does such an application exist?

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How to do this depends on your OS. –  Lèse majesté Apr 3 '12 at 5:02
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@ekaj Control-P is normally print, not paste. Control-V is paste. –  Paul Apr 3 '12 at 5:18
    
@Paul Thanks for correcting me, I am sorry I got those mixed up. –  ekaj Apr 3 '12 at 5:19
    
@Sathya Yes, it is a duplicate, but wouldn't it be easier for newer users to find questions with a title such as this, so asking the question again is less likely to occur? When I saw 'partial screenshot', I automatically assumed it was always of a certain portion of the screen.. but that's just me –  ekaj Apr 3 '12 at 5:25
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@ekaj close as duplicate doesn't (always) imply deletion, if another user searches for the same, they'll run into this this & then move to the dupe question which handles application window screenshot as well as partial screenshot. –  Sathya Apr 3 '12 at 6:10
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marked as duplicate by Sathya Apr 3 '12 at 5:18

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To take a picture of the active window only, hold down the Alt key while before pressing the PrtScr key. This doesn't require additional software, and you can Ctrl + V (paste) it to all you want.

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