Just Some Applications for
Screen Capture - there are more
In all of the
below cases, best to set up the screenshot first. Size the item as
you wish on the screen. As for motion pictures, recall that motion
pictures are just a series of still pictures shown rapidly; however,
with motion pictures you still must move forward and back to find a
good one, and be able to pause it without blurring - again at the
size you wish.
DVD movies and mp4 movies may have our
best moments. In some players, you can pause them and sometimes use
this program to get a screenshot still picture. Some of my most
treasured family still shots were a screenshot from a program like
this of a paused movie.
* Reading an eBook and it
has an illustration that you want very badly? Perhaps it is a chart
of best play at cards? Take an image of the page on your computer
with this program. Perhaps then use a free paint program like
Microsoft Paint to print it out. Then you can take the page to Las
Vegas with you and look the page over in a Vegas restaurant before
the big game.
* Instructions. Sometimes
the best instructions you can give someone is a picture worth a
thousand words. You can begin with an image, perhaps even gotten
with this screen capture program. Then size that image on a
PowerPoint or similar program page and add words and arrows. When
done, take an image of the whole instruction area with words, image
and arrows. Now you have a jpg image you can send a friend. Note
that this is exactly how the illustrated help file for this program
and for many of the filemanager2 help files were done. This program
used "itself" to create its help file image.
* Want an image from a
YouTube, a still image of your favorite band perhaps? As in the case
of the DVD, size the image, find the right image without blurring,
and "take the shot."
* Is there an image on your
computer that you would like to share with a friend?
Perhaps it is a portion of a map or website that says something
significant? Take a screen capture and send the jpg image to your
Want to send part of an item to someone, but keep
most of the item private and to yourself? Perhaps part of an email
you got that includes some other stuff that you wish to keep
private. Perhaps it is a Facebook entry and you do not wish to give
your Facebook password to another for privacy. Take a screenshot of
just the information you want to transfer, and send that image to
the friend, and keep your privacy.
* Does an image on your computer screen
say that download is prevented and there is no
right click and download? And yet this image would seem it should be
copyright free and in the public domain (your decision)? Do these
people know who they are playing with really? Blah ha ha ha.
Anything on your screen can be captured and saved. But of course do
the right thing on copyrights - also for your own protection. I have
seen cases of people sued for using the wrong picture without
permission in the public domain. One case was a book using an image
of a model without permission on the book cover. She figured it
* What about Fast Moving Movies that
when you pause them put an arrow or other junk on the screen? I just
resolved this one myself. I had set delay time as low as my computer
would use to allow fast response. I then, while the movie was going,
clicked "full screen" capture. I could then take that image to a
drawing package and cut out just the portion I wished.
There are of course ... even more