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Offline airboy

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Screen Capture Software?
« on: May 28, 2018, 09:31:00 AM »
I'm thinking of doing an AAR of the Russian Civil War with Strategic Command WW1 - Breakthroughs.

But that software does not come with a screenshot feature.

Last AAR I did with this I used greenshot.  But I've changed computers.

What do you recommend?

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Re: Screen Capture Software?
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2018, 09:39:10 AM »
Not 100% sure but I think you can run non-Steam games under Steam and use their built in screenshot app.

[edit]Looks like it is possible
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Re: Screen Capture Software?
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2018, 09:44:05 AM »
If you have a newer NVidia graphics card, thye have a screen capture, and video, function built in to their software now.

Also simply using the Prt Src button and then pasting in the MS paint works too.

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Re: Screen Capture Software?
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2018, 09:58:04 AM »
Also simply using the Prt Src button and then pasting in the MS paint works too.

I think that's how Greenshot works, just automated.

Airboy, can you not reinstall Greenshot on your new computer? Here's the link if you've lost it:
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Re: Screen Capture Software?
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2018, 11:04:12 AM »
I'd grab CTRL-PRT SCRN and paste it into an image editor. 

Forget MS Paint, I'd highly recommend Paint.NET

it lets you do multiple layers, so you can past the screenshot into the file, then create a new layer to type some text, then just move that one layer around until you get it where you need it.

The other thing you can do is paste it into PowerPoint, resize/crop it onto the slide you need, then annotate it with text boxes / arrows.

I don't normally recommend PowerPoint to anyone who has access to a better layout app like InDesign, but for someone who doesn't work with a lot of graphics layouts, PPT can handle the basic just fine, with minimal learning curve.

The advantage to PowerPoint is that you can edit text easier, once it's typed, and you can move the arrows around easier, too.
The disadvantage to PowerPoint is that when you export the slides as JPGs, you get them at a relatively lower resolution to what you can do w/ Paint.NET, so enlarging the screenshots on a bigger monitor is easier.
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