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Any recommendations for an uber simple Windows snipping tool?

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    #16
    Well, that's the nice (or not, depending on your viewpoint) thing about Linux. Things keep getting re-invented.
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      #17
      Hunt down a copy of Greenshot. It's an excellent tool. Right click on the tray icon, pick "Capture Region", capture the spot you want and hit "Save As" when the menu pops up after you've selected the region you want.

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        #18
        I tried greenshot. I'm going to have to scour sourceforge. Or write my own. I would pay 10$ for something that does exactly what I want (and no more!). My needs are extremely simple. Don't need to be burdened with bloat. Like I said my Asus app was nearly perfect. Was buggy though.

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          #19
          Originally posted by 2icebitn View Post
          I tried greenshot. I'm going to have to scour sourceforge. Or write my own. I would pay 10$ for something that does exactly what I want (and no more!). My needs are extremely simple. Don't need to be burdened with bloat. Like I said my Asus app was nearly perfect. Was buggy though.
          http://lightscreen.com.ar/ should do what you want, it's small, it's open-source, it will install in a 'portable' mode that you can just delete when you are done, it allows you to define the rectangle area in one gesture, and it auto-names the files based on several options for file naming that you can pick from.

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            #20
            I'll definitely try it manster. I downloaded every version, and the sources.

            I found this article ( https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/...access-to-sets ) and I have to laugh. I know I'm lazy, but it makes the most sense to design a tool that's the least strain on yournphysiology, particularly if you're ****ing using it for hours on end. Is everyone in Redmond a moron??? If you're going to revamp a tool, don't make it harder to use, it's seen as an improvement to have to use the keyboard instead of the mouse. Don't they test these things?

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              #21
              It's very good. Thanks immensely.

              I wish I could find or write one that's even more convenient LOL. One where you can set it so if you're inside a window, or inside windows of a specific type of file, you just click and drag, and upon release it autosaves, and there's a visual signal, not an annoying audible one. . Bloopers can just be deleted, you can always rename the set of files easily. Or can you? Windows based methods are always ornery. Perhaps I can hack something together in VC++ or VB. Or just suggest changes to the author. But this is the best I've seen yet. Better then the Asus app by a margin, bless it's heart though.

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                #22
                Originally posted by MarsMan2020 View Post
                http://lightscreen.com.ar/ should do what you want, it's small, it's open-source, it will install in a 'portable' mode that you can just delete when you are done, it allows you to define the rectangle area in one gesture, and it auto-names the files based on several options for file naming that you can pick from.
                Great find!

                I really like it.
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                  #23
                  I use on called pixclip - it does everything I need.

                  http://pixclip.net/download

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                    #24
                    I just use the Snipping Tool that comes with Windows 7, it works fine for me but my needs are very basic.

                    Before Windows 7 I would just take a screenshot with PrtSc, or capture the current windows with Alt-PrtSc and paste it into Windows Paint, then cut the portion I wanted from there. This was a bit clunky but I didn't need to do it very often. To make it simpler I changed the default blank image size in Windows Paint to something small like 16x16; pasting anything larger would then auto-size the canvas to make it big enough for whatever I was pasting. As a bonus doing it this way made it easy to save a 'raw' image separately from one marked up with circles, arrows, text or what-have-you.

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                      #25
                      In the past 5 days I've snipped about 800 times. Light screen is by far the best thing yet. It needs to be real simple. The author got it right. It could be a bit more convenient, not that I want to appear ungrateful. No sense wasting precious energy. I'm neurotic as it is.

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                        #26
                        I like W10's snipping action. Lots of time on my hands.
                        Surely not everyone was Kung-Fu fighting

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