Anyone know of a way to simply paste a screenshot (taken with PrtScn or Alt+PrtScn) into a Windows Explorer folder and have it be saved as an image (possibly with a dialog asking about image size and format options)? That is, I might take a screenshot with print screen, open a folder and hit Ctrl+V, and a new jpg (or png, or whatever) would appear in that folder with the contents of my screenshot.
After I posted this request to the DonationCoder netizens, the world was given a handy piece of software by c.gingerich that fits the bill nicely. (The project's page is also at http://paf.pen.io/, and now costs money, but there are old free versions about.)
Paste As File. Right click on the desktop or on the background of a Windows explorer window and select Past As File. You can then save the clipboard to a file based on the contents. Either a text file or an image in PNG or JPG format. You can download it from my website if you are interested. It's free.
If you're running Windows Vista or Windows 7 I'd recommend using "Snipping Tool" which comes installed automatically.
It's a bit more versatile than the Prtscn command and it allows for direct saving, copying and pasting, etc.
As for the PrtScn command copying to Explorer automatically, I think that this isn't possible due to the format in which the command takes the screenshot.
I just found https://github.com/EslaMx7/PasteIntoFiles This "PasteIntoFiles" freeware on GitHub adds a shortcut to the Windows Explorer context-menu that opens a tiny tool with the current folder pre-selected, and a "Save" button. It works with Windows 10.
This also works if you copy an image that is embedded in a document (e.g. OneNote or Word) to the clipboard: 1. Open Paint program. 2. Paste the clipboard. 3. Do a Save As to save the file as a jpg (for example) or any other listed format.