Scott Hanselman

Windows Clippings - A Cropper Contender

November 10, '05 Comments [2] Posted in Reviews | ASP.NET
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I dig Cropper in a big way. It's a great, elegant and lightweight way to do screenshot. However, lately I've been using Kenny Kerr's Windows Clippings 1.0 for posting to my blog.

It goes in the tray and when you double click on it the screen dims. You single click on the window you want to get a screenshot of and just that window brightens. A double-click then will send the screenshot to the clipboard, OneNote, or a Folder. It's even smart enough to pick a good filename based on the Window's Title.

Not only that, but it will create transparency in all the appropriate places, which is very useful when you consider that even Windows Explorer uses irregular regions and curved edges.

Kudos to Kenny for another killer util!

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. I am a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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Friday, November 11, 2005 3:59:15 AM UTC
Scott, thanks for this post. I was actually looking for this program today (I'd used it before but couldn't remember the name). Now I don't have to keep jumping into Gimp to save my screenshots.
Friday, November 11, 2005 8:30:17 PM UTC
I use Cropper for quick screen capture (wish it had a hot key) and then this "http://www.download.com/Capture-NET/3000-2347_4-10432328.html" utility for special occasions :) regions and menu's etc.
Dax
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