Is there no easy way to capture a portion of the screen on Windows 7?

piatti

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On Mac is extremely convenient and easy but on Windows it seems you have to use a separate program and there is no integral shortkey to capture? This is so inconvenient.
 

piatti

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snipping tool is cumbersome to use though. you have to go to start and then choose it. IN mac it's so fast.
 

piatti

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You're right it's fast. It's not as fast as Mac but I guess it's fast enough.
 

maflynn

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I use snagit for windows and little snipper for OSX, both offer tools to high light a portion of the screen and capture it
 

piatti

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Do you need a program for the Mac? How is using an app better than just pressing command shift four?
 

maflynn

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Do you need a program for the Mac? How is using an app better than just pressing command shift four?
I like using little snapper because I can automatically upload it my web host, it offers some annotation ability and keeps them in a "library" to use. With using OSX's default method, it creates a file that I need to work on.

If you don't need to capture your screen very often then I'd say don't bother with one, but since I use it a lot in my job (and here) its a useful tool
 

PigDog

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Do you need a program for the Mac? How is using an app better than just pressing command shift four?
I just tried and this message came up:

Screen grabs are unavailable during DVD Playback

Which makes it less useful.
 

east85

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When I made the switch this was one of the first things I enjoyed way more in OS X