Screen Capture in Windows 7
by Alan German
wondered what was left out of Windows 7 Home Premium in
order to make it into the Starter Edition. Obtaining a
netbook computer with Windows 7 Starter Edition installed
gave me the chance to find out first hand.
One of the things that became apparent was that the
Windows Snipping Tool, used to capture full or partial
screenshots, was nowhere to be found. This set me on a
hunt - to locate a free screen grabber - just so that I
could create a screenshot with which to illustrate this
article. Well, not really, but since I do take images off
my display screen quite often, I need an easy-to-use and
flexible screen capture utility.
One program that I found really easy to use, but with
considerable power, is PicPick. This little utility loads
itself into the system tray and is then always ready to
jump to the task of obtaining a screenshot.
many configurable options. Capture of the full screen,
the active widow, or an outlined region can be specified,
and a variety of file formats in which to store the
screen image are available. The captured image is first
loaded into the program's main window (see above) where a
range of tools, including resize and crop, and the
ability to add text and graphics to the image, are
PicPick makes it easy to grab an image of any portion of
the display screen, do simple editing, and then store the
image to disk in BMP, JPG, PNG or GIF format. The program
is free for non-commercial use.
PicPick (Free for non-commercial use)
Originally published: June, 2012
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