How to print a XP window into a jpeg

By jm2techstuff ·
Being a very green novice in web development, I have no clue how to create a jpeg containing the "screen print" of a selected Window in XP. I have done some searches but have not been able to identify any scripts that I understand or think I can use. I want to combine a combination of smaller window jpegs to make a composite web page which will update periodically. are there any scripts in the archive that might facilitate this process? If I have to I will use the total screen print if I have to...(is there a opportunity to crop?) but I want to be able to make a clean composite... I am also interested in a refresh routine for the update function... Thanks for your direction and help...
Mr. Greenie

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To do this manually is a snap.

by p.cechony In reply to How to print a XP window ...

But I have no idea how to script it.

To do it manually:

Alt + Print Screen will copy the active window into a Windows buffer. Paste into Paint, crop as desired, and save. Paint won't let you make composite images easily but there are loads of graphics packages that will.

Good luck on the scripting.

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by saberrattler In reply to How to print a XP window ...

Right. The best and simplest way is to just paste into Paint and save it as a jpeg.

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Gadwin Print Screen

by AshishS In reply to Agreed

Free software that lets you save images as jpeg. You can actually crop the images as you are doing a screen print so you are always in control of how much you want to select. Very easy to configure and use.

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Slice n Dice

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to How to print a XP window ...

Not sure if it's still around, but in my early days of web design I used a program that I think was called "Slice n Dice", or something like that. I can't seem to locate it now, but there are tons of free programs that appear to do the same thing. It would take any JPG image and dice it up into pieces and generate the HTML needed to put it all back together in a table so that it appeared to be one large image.

So, per the other instructions, grab your screen capture and paste it into PAINT to save it. Then slice n dice it, saving the pieces to their own unique folder and use those pieces to create the web page. When it's time to refresh or update the web page, grab a new screen capture, slice it, save the new pieces using the exact same names as the first pieces into their own unique folder, then upload the updated pieces over the top of the old pieces online. The HTML wouldn't have to change. All that changes is the pieces.

The tool I use now is Paint Shop Pro v7 which has a slicer built in. I just do the HTML coding by hand.

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