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Taking Screenshots of the PortableApps Platform?

I have tried to take a screenshot of my specific setup of my platform, but If I try to do it with lightscreen, the platform hides itself before I get a chance to screenshot it. Please help.

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Full Screen

You need to take a full screen screenshot with the PrintScreen button on your keyboard and paste it into your favorite image editor and crop it.

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Alt+Print Screen

Doesn't Alt+Print Screen work?

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Yes

All of the lightscreen hotkeys work with the menu.

open the menu and press the relevant keys for what you want, and the menu wont disappear...

the alt+print keys capture just the menu (or whatever key is programmed for 'window' in lightscreen)

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Thanks

That worked fine.

here's the result: http://i30.tinypic.com/2z7hjj8.png

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I've brought up the menu, and

I've brought up the menu, and clicked somewhere on it that didn't start a program or opened a folder, and took a screenshot. I just got the platform. I think. I'm sure it's doable, I recall doing it in the past but I can't verify right now.

Hey! Where'd it go?

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HoverSnap

All of the screen shots for the R34 Mod Menu tutorial that I wrote (find it at http://ptc.kain-planet.de/modify.php) were done using HoverSnap, a free program you can download from:

http://www.hoverdesk.net/freeware.htm

It permits you to take snaps of the whole screen, just the active window, or a custom area that you draw. It auto-increments the saving filename, and other goodies.

While it isn't listed here (not open source), it is listed at other "portable" sites. From what I've seen, HoverSnap keeps everything in the installed directory and doesn't leak stuff all over the place.

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PicPick Portable

My suggestion is PicPick. It too is freeware. You can find a portable launcher here. Walks great for me. See inof on the base app here.

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GIMP

GIMP has the ability to take a screen shot after a delay. The delay give you time to have the menu pop up.

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Gimp is great

Gimp is great and my primary image editor (I removed Photoshop from home and work pcs) but I'd say it's a bit bulky for screenshots and annotation. Without downing what your saying dagardner can I suggest you try PicPick and give you opinion please?

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True

GIMP is bulky for screen shots, but I don't do screen shots very often, so it just isn't justified for me to have a program that only does screen shots. That said, I'm surprised that Lightscreen doesn't have the delay feature.

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Errm...

Lightscreen does have a delay function...

In the options, general tab, delay...

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Oops, my bad...

Like I said, I use GIMP for screen shots. I assumed that Lightscreen didn't have the function because it wasn't mentioned.

Sorry,

Andy

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I tried with both Lightscreen

I tried with both Lightscreen and GIMP. Even though I could see the menu at the exact time they took screenshots, the menu did not appear in the screenshot (like a vampire in a mirror!)

JTH had it right. Plain old Windows PrintScreen, and past into the editor of your choice.

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or you can use the stay on

or you can use the stay on top feature built into the platform as featured in this page https://portableapps.com/support/portable_apps_suite#advanced Blum

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or you can use the wait

or you can use the wait feature built into lightscreen as featured in this page
http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/8366/screenshot7r.png

P.S. me no copy Zach Blum (SergentSiler Language)

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