How do I make screencaps?

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  1. lemonhead

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    I'd really enjoy sharing whatever I happen to come across from my rather extensive DVD collection if someone would quickly tell me how to capture images onscreen.

    I have a HP laptop with a DVD player/burner.

    Thanks!
     
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    Press the PrintScreen PrtScr Button and then paste into editing program and save the image.
     
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    I'm embarrassed. I shouldn't be having so much trouble doing this.

    Okay, I pressed the insert/prt sc button and nothing happened. I even tried pressing it with the cntrl button and the alt button with no success!

    I'd love to share caps of Forrest Tucker in AUNTIE MAME!

    Thanks!
     
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    Try this:
    • if print screen is in a box, hold down function key and press print screen
    • open paint (in accesories) and press paint.
    Either way, once you press print screen it should paste into Paint.
     
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    SHIFT + Print Screen.

    open MSPaint or Photoshop or whatever you use.

    it should be saved in the clipboard, so just PASTE into the empty field.

    tada! hopefully.
     
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    Thanks for all your help. I'm not sure what's going on! Anyway, I ended up downloading a "free trial" of CaptureWizPro which works pretty good.

    Thanks again---

    (Look for Forrest Tucker screencaps very shortly. Hopefully, they'll turn out okay!)
     
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    it will paste the entire desktop into paint and sometimes just a black screen where the media is, alot of times prt screen won't capture video snapshot depending on what is displaying it and the format. But they are correct in that you may on a lap top push a button labeled FN to set functions to work, like the built in keypad option on your keyboard. I got that turned on by mistake once and thought my keyboard was fucked until I realized what had happened.

    VLC media player is free and has a snapshot option.
     
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    If you play a clip w/VLC player you can simply right click the player and it will make a snapshot. Couldn't be easier!
     
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    If you're using WinDVD, press 'P' and the capture will be written to: x...x\capture, where x...x is the folder WinDVD was installed into. On my PC the folder is: C:\Program Files\InterVideo WinDVD\Capture
     
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