Thanks to one of my colleaguee, yesterday I learnt about the Snipping Tool which is avaibale in Windows 7. To activate the tool -- Click on Start -- All Programs -- Accessories -- Snipping Tool. A screenshot of the tool is shown below.
Snipping tool enables you to select an area on your desktop or the entire desktop using your mouse and save this as an image for future use.
Until now I used to use the key board shortcuts PRintscn for capturing a screenshot of the entire desktop or Ctrl + Alt + PrintScn to capture the active window. Then open Paint and then save as an image.
Only drawback of the snipping tool that I found was if you have try to capture a screenshot of the values in a drop down of the filter feature of the excel, you could not do that using the Snipping Tool as you are trying to use your mouse to invoke the snipping tool. When you do this the drop down disappears in excel and hence you cannot take a screenshot of what is not appearing on your screen.
But the command that I always used Ctrl + Alt + PrintScn worked as shown below.
If anyone of you know of a workaround for this I would be pleased to know about it.
I actually like to use Snagit. I have used the snipping tool but Snagit has a lot more functionality.
I agree with Chris! Snag It Rocks! You can even do screen recordings and delayed snapshots. Good stuff... Check it out.
is similar anything available in Windows server 2008 R2 ?
There is one more called Screen Hunter .. I guess , you now have many options to choose from :)
Well, I'm using Snippy
You can downlod id from the below link
forgot to mention that, its free bie
Thanks for all your feedback will definitely che out the Snagit tool
I have found the following utilities to be very useful. They are not as feature rich as SnagIt but they are free.