Screenshot means the result of a print screen, or the capture of the entire or specific areas of a system screen to an image file.

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How can I take browser screenshots at a higher resolution than my browser supports?

I need to take a screenshot of a website as it would appear on a very high resolution monitor... say 4000x3000 pixels. My laptop's screen has a native resolution of 1400x768. Basically, I need to ...
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Can one take a partial screen shot in Windows 7?

One can take a screen shot of a part of the screen on a Mac with Cmd + Shift + 4. Is there a similar functionality in Windows 7?
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Screenshot tools that include the mouse cursor?

For tutorial screenshots it would be really helpful to have the mouse cursor in the picture, but I found the usually known screenshot tools all hide the cursor from the screenshot. So, are there any ...
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Tool to annotate pictures (screenshots) for documentation purposes? [closed]

Long time ago, I saw someone use a software (on Windows) that was specifically created to annotate pictures. It made it simple to add arrows, boxes, circles in "outstanding" colors to the image. ...
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Stop Microsoft Word 2010 from smoothing screenshots?

When I insert JPEG screenshots into Microsoft Word, it smoothes them instead of preserving the original pixels from the bitmap. When I then print to PDF (using Acrobat Distiller), depending on my ...
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Take a screen shot from command line in Windows

I am looking for a open source of free tool that I could execute from the command line. It should take a screen shot of the screen and save it to a file. Operating system is Windows. Something like ...
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How to reset the screenshot counter in Windows 8?

In Windows 8, Win+PrtScr will automatically save a sequentially numbered screenshot at %UserProfile%\Pictures\Screenshots. The file names are of the form Screenshot (<index>).png. However, even ...
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How to take screenshots in Mac OS X?

How do I take screenshots in Mac OS X?
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How can I take screenshots of the PC before it boots up?

How can I take a screenshot of the PC before it has started up? For example: If I wanted to take a screenshot of my BIOS and send it to the Network Admin for review Windows installation screenshots ...
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Is there a “Print Screen” command in Boot Camp on a MacBook Pro?

I have a MacBook Pro with Windows 7 installed on the Boot Camp partition. I've figured out how to invoke most of the "missing keys" (like home, end, page up, page down) but have not yet figured out if ...
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How to take a screenshot of a something bigger than the screen?

I have a created a route using Google Maps. I want to take a screenshot of this route in satellite view with maximum zoom. But since it doesn't fit my screen I can't do it. It there a way around this? ...
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Is it possible to take a screenshot of a web page as an SVG image?

I have a webpage which is entirely vector-based (text, icon fonts, SVGs, but no PNGs, JPEGs, or GIFs). Is there any way to take a vector screenshot of that webpage and save it as a fully-scalable SVG ...
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Free screenshot program that respects Aero's transparency layer [closed]

Wikipedia articles relating to post-Vista software contain images of windows using Aero that respect the original transparency layer instead of capturing the blurred render of what's underneath. ...
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Take a screenshot of an entire webpage in Opera

Is there some tool within Opera, or possibly an add-on, which will let me take a screenshot of an entire web page? I usually use Screengrab to do this with Firefox, but in this situation I want a ...
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What software for Mac OS X can take auto screen captures at intervals?

I need a piece of software for Mac OS X 10.6 similar to AutoScreenShot for Windows that will take screenshots at intervals for me. I'm trying to make a time-lapsed video of my work on an ...
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Take a screen shot of a scrolling window that includes off-screen parts [closed]

On the Mac, how can I take a screen shot of a window that includes the parts that are off-screen and need scrolling to become visible? The built-in Grab application can capture individual windows, ...
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Can I use the snipping tool to take a screenshot of the windows 8 start screen or modern apps?

One of the tools I've found invaluable in answering questions on SU is the snipping tool. I may on occasion need to take screenshots of part of the start screen or 'modern' apps. I may not want to ...
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Can Windows 7 or Vista's Snipping Tool capture a screen 10 seconds later, and capture the mouse pointer as well?

I wonder if Windows 7 or Vista's Snipping Tool can capture a screen 10 seconds later, and capture the mouse pointer as well? The thing is that sometimes we need to capture the thing that "pops up" ...
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Can I take a screenshot as vector graphics or at a higher resolution than native?

I need to take some screenshots of an application window. My laptop resolution is low, and I'd like to get high quality images. Is there a way to grab the screen as vector graphics (e.g. EPS, PDF, ...
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What's the shortest way to post a cropped screenshot on the web? [closed]

If I want to send someone a piece of my screen this is what I currently do: PrtScr or Alt+PrtScr Open Paint.NET Paste the screen shot Make a selection Crop image to selection Save image to some ...
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How can I take a screenshot of my logon screen in Windows 7?

Ideally, this can be done for a non-virtual installation of Windows 7 and without the use of an RDP client connection. There are numerous blog posts, how-to's, etc that include screen shots of the ...
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Capture large webpage screenshot in Chrome

The webpage is very large (a few MB). I tried these extensions and they all fail: Screen Capture (by Google) - I get a new tab with no image in it Pixlr Grabber - I get a "500" request error after ...
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How to screenshot a Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD) [duplicate]

I am using windows 7. Recently my computer crashed, and displayed the dreaded BSOD: I was trying to copy down the error message, but I didn't have enough time. Is it possible to take a screenshot ...
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How to take a single screenshot of a large folder's contents in Windows

I have a folder with 643 subfolders in it, and I want to be able to capture a screenshot of the contents of this folder (in a single image). Now obviously, even with my 1920px resolution and the sub ...
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Take a high resolution screenshot of a website

I want to put a (non-image) portion of my website on a t-shirt, and to do so I need a high-resolution image of the relevant part. My thought is to tell some utility "take a screenshot of this webpage ...
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Is there any tool that automatically puts screenshots to my Dropbox?

I'm looking for an easy tool to grab screenshots and put them in my public Dropbox folder. Preferably it would also give me the direct sharing url. Bonus points for suggestions that let me select an ...
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Take screenshot on every keystroke

A while ago I saw a cool animation of an explanation to do something in Vim. I would like to be able to do that by taking a screenshot of the Vim window every time I press a key (automatically), does ...
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Use cron to screen capture on Mac OS X

To analyze my own computer usage, not to spy on anyone (although it crossed my mind), I want to have cron capture the current screen every minute. * * * * * /bin/bash -c "/usr/sbin/screencapture ...
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Take a screenshot of all bookmarks in google chrome?

I have a huge list of bookmarks in google chrome saved for design inspiration. I would like to take a screenshot of all sites and save them to my computer, that way i can still keep copies of the ...
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How to take a screenshot of my PC's BIOS?

How can I take a screenshot of my PC's BIOS?
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Looking for software to create Step-By-Step Screenshot guides

I like to annotate a series of existing pictures like that one shown below. Each shows GUI elements and I want to add some circles, arrows and numbers to create a step by step guide. Is there any ...
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Is there a way to snip part of the screen with a hotkey?

I'm able to launch the snipping tool, select an option and then copy based on my selection. Is there a way to launch a default snipping option so that I can create partial screen screenshots without ...
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Program that does a screen print every 15 minutes and saves it to a file [closed]

I remember hearing of some software that would take a screen print every 15 minutes and store it in a file. They mentioned it can be used to keep track of the amount of time you spent on a project. ...
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How can I send screenshots more quickly in Skype?

It's so long and complicated to open Paint/Photoshop/whatever and saving a file somewhere, then dragging it to Skype just send a screenshot to a friend through Skype! How can I speed up the process? ...
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How do I change the default screenshot name in OS X Lion?

In OS X Lion, when I press cmd+shift+4 and then space, I take a screenshot of an app. But I use my OS in Spanish, and the screenshot file name is very long with spaces and "(,)" chars. Captura de ...
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How can I make a screenshot on a Mac? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to take screenshots in Mac OS X? On Windows, I just hit PrtScrn. On my MacBook, there is no such thing. What utility/app can I use for screengrabs?
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How to take a screenshot on a Windows CE 5.0 device

Does anybody know how I can take a screenshot on a Windows CE 5.0 device?
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How to take Screen Shot in Ubuntu

How to take screen Shot in Ubuntu Particular window screen shot Twin view on only one monitor screen shot
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Capturing a window image or taking a screen shot in a Windows XP virtual machine running in Virtual Box on a MacBook pro?

I've got a MacBookPro (no external keyboard, just the built-in laptop keyboard) and I'm running Virtual Box. My virtual machine is Windows XP and I'd like to capture an image of a window (or the whole ...
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Mac - copy screenshot to clipboard at 200+ percent zoom: how to control this

I just got a MacBook with the retina display and when I press CTRL+SHIFT+CMD+4 I get the expected behavior: it copies the selected area as a screenshot to my clipboard. The problem is that it copies ...
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How I can take a screenshot with current cursor in GNOME?

When I take a screenshot in Ubuntu 10.04 (Gnome) using application "Take Screenshot" I get a screenshow this a default mouse cursor, but when i take a screenshot, cursor of mouse was another, for ...
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Software to automate website screenshot capture [closed]

Do you know any software that can automate the process of getting screenshots of every page of a website? It would act like a spider/crawler/robot. You name it... For example: I developed a website ...
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How to take a screenshot of the lock screen in Windows 8?

How can I take a screenshot of the lock screen in Windows 8? Note that Windows 8 shows a lock screen with a wallpaper and in the bottom-left corner shows the date-time with notification icons of ...
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Create Google Maps screenshots at regular intervals

Background People are concerned that building a pipeline to the West Coast of Canada will increase the number of oil tankers, thus increasing the probability of a major oil spill, thereby creating an ...
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How do I use command line and wmctrl to make a window larger than the screen to get a huge screenshot?

I use a program which makes a large image which I have to scroll to view. The program has no way to save the image, and I have no access to the source to modify it. The only way I have to get the ...
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Windows screen shots via command-line SSH session

I've browsed the handful of "screen capture" queries here, but I was unable to find anything which addressed my specific need. I'm looking for a command-line tool that I can run via remote SSH ...
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How to take a screenshot on Windows 7 and auto create screenshot file on desktop like Mac?

I'm trying to find information how do we take a screenshot on Windows 7 that will actually create a screenshot file like .png in to your desktop like on mac where you can do it by press ...
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open source free software program for screen shots [closed]

I am looking for open source software for screen shots. It would be nice if it is similar to snagit.
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How can I take screenshots of YouTube videos in full screen?

I am trying to take a screenshot of a YouTube video in fullscreen. When I pause the video and wait a moment, only the bottom UI bar (play/pause/seek) disappears. The top UI bar (Like/Share/More Info) ...
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How can I take a screenshot of the login screen in Mac OS X?

So how does one go about doing this? As of yet, Google has turned up no useful answers for me, although I may yet get lucky. EDIT: This would need to be done using just the one Mac, not using a ...