Capturing Areas of the Screen for Use in Documents

Windows 7 includes a handy feature that allows areas of the screen to be copied and saved. You can then use the copied areas in your own documents.

Even better, and available for Win XP too, is a program called Gadwin Printscreen.
I have been using this for a number of years to produce handouts for adult education purposes. It is easy to use and offers a variety of formats for saving and capturing images at the press of a single button.

On the select side you can choose full screen capture, window or active client or, more usefully, you can select to draw a rectangle around the area you want to save.
Capturing is to file, printer or clipboard and in a variety of formats (jpg, bmp etc;)

The program comes in a professional version and a free ‘home’ use version.

You can download copies from:

If you are a teacher or tutor you’ll love this program as it will save you hours of editing.

Taff Lovesey

About taffybach

Author of the young adult fantasy novel series, The Portal Chronicles, including The Spider Gem and The Shimmering Gate. When not writing and promoting Taff runs a small IT support company, LITES PC based in Bourne UK.
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