Hello and welcome to our community! Is this your first visit?
Register
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Regular Coder Kevin_M_Schafer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Fairfax, Minnesota, U.S.A.
    Posts
    482
    Thanks
    97
    Thanked 17 Times in 17 Posts

    Using Print Screen concept when image is larger than monitor

    For years I've been using an "Export" feature in Corel to make graphics of my newspaper pages. I've recently learned here at CodingForums that the "Print Screen" key on the keyboard, then pasting the clipboard into Paint works the best. Would anyone have an idea as to how I could capture an image this clear that is larger than the screen? What I mean is, I would like to generate a clear image of my entire newspaper page.

    I have an e-edition, which is an online version of my weekly newspaper. I'm currently creating gif files of each page and displaying them on a webpage at 1300 pixels wide. The type is clear, but not as clear as if I were to use the "Print Screen" / Paint method.

    I would use PDFs for my online edition, but to my knowledge, there's no way of keeping PDFs from being saved to the desktop, then being sent to someone else by e-mail. My e-edition is a paid subscription membership.

    Any ideas on how to create a crystal clear "Print Screen" when the entire image is larger than the monitor would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you for your time. It is greatly appreciated.

    --Kevin

    .
    Last edited by Kevin_M_Schafer; 01-19-2012 at 03:06 AM. Reason: text clarity
    My keyboard is an IBM from 1993 and I like it that way. | Who is Dan Well? Everyone always says I know Dan Well.Building a web page is like building a birdhouse. Put it up there and watch 'em come. | Maintaining the aspect ratio of an image is more important than having a cold orange pop.

  • #2
    Supreme Master coder! _Aerospace_Eng_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    In a place far, far away...
    Posts
    19,291
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 1,043 Times in 1,019 Posts
    Using print screen alone you can't. I know with Snagit you can but it isn't free. Maybe some of the alternatives here might work? http://alternativeto.net/software/snagit/

    There are also some extensions you can use for Firefox. Screengrab for firefox should work and it looks like Pixlr Grabber for chrome should work.

    Edit: Just tried Pixlr Grabber for Chrome. It works but it does store a temporary image on their server.
    ||||If you are getting paid to do a job, don't ask for help on it!||||

  • Users who have thanked _Aerospace_Eng_ for this post:

    Kevin_M_Schafer (01-20-2012)

  • #3
    Regular Coder Kevin_M_Schafer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Fairfax, Minnesota, U.S.A.
    Posts
    482
    Thanks
    97
    Thanked 17 Times in 17 Posts
    Thanks, Aerospace Eng. Your tips gave me a lot to play with here. I appreciate it.

    --Kevin

    .
    My keyboard is an IBM from 1993 and I like it that way. | Who is Dan Well? Everyone always says I know Dan Well.Building a web page is like building a birdhouse. Put it up there and watch 'em come. | Maintaining the aspect ratio of an image is more important than having a cold orange pop.


  •  

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •