Introduction: Better Way to Get Screenshots

Ever need to get a lot of screen shots, but you're not super sharp at photoshop/mspaint/gimp? Don't fret, ScreenHunter is here to help!

Step 1: Download the ScreenHunter Free

Go and find yourself a computer (the one you're viewing this instructable on just might work). You can find the virus, err, program on this page, under the "Free Software" section, or if you're a trusting soul you can download it directly from here.

Step 2: Install Program

Run the .exe to install the program. If you need more instruction than that, just give up now on becoming a productive member of society.

When the program is running, you'll see a hand icon in the tray area on the start bar. Double click this to change your settings.

Step 3: Configure ScreenHunter

Click on the From button to configure how you want to obtain your screen shots. The rectangular area mode allows you to drag a custom selection of the screen. Active window mode surprisingly grabs only the active window. I'm not sure what full screen does, perhaps it opens the drink holder on your computer.

Click on the To tab to configure where your screen shots will be saved. You can copy it to the clipboard, save it to a file, or do both, or do neither I suppose, but that doesn't seem very useful.

Click the button next to the Automatic radio button to set up the filename scheme. Here you can add a prefix, a suffix, the date, time, etc. to the filename. Hit OK when your done.

Finally click on the Advanced tab. Here you can enable/disable sounds, pop up messages, etc.

Step 4: Take a Screenshot.

Now just hit the hotkey you configured and take your boring screen shots.

Just a note, when in rectangular mode, you click and hold on the first point of your image, drag your mouse to the opposite corner of your image, then release. Just one click, not two.

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!Andrew_Modder! (author)2008-03-22

sweet, but honestly my favorite way hands down for a flawless screenshot easily is hitting the [Prt Scr/Sys Rq] button (up top by scroll lock), you hit that then in a new picture file or "draw" you right click and hit paste. for a flawless screenshot! P.S. lmfao borat!

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you cant make many screen shots with it. like u have to open paint again then take a new screen shot the open another one and if you dont take the time to save them your comp get frozen

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GitarGr8 (author)!Andrew_Modder!2008-03-23

Yeah, but that requires some photo editing skills if you want just a part of the screen. This thing allows much more versatility, and saves you time.

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nf119 (author)GitarGr82008-03-24

Photo editing skills? Couldn't you just say, that requires you to use paint?

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!Andrew_Modder! (author)nf1192008-03-24

lol ya thank you ! you only need to be able to use paint lol as in ...copy paste haha

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GorillazMiko (author)2008-03-22

Hahahaha, Borat!!!

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joejoerowley (author)2008-03-22

Haha, nice instructable. Man Borat is funny but so, so, bad !;)

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