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screen capture program that doesn't admin permissions?

pdkoren
1-Newbie

screen capture program that doesn't admin permissions?

Curious if anyone has come up with a screen capture program that does NOT require admin permission to run. I am spoiled using my purchased version of SnagIT, but am afraid it won't be allowed by "IT" administrators at my new contract employment.


Alternatively, what is the quickest/least painful way to use "PRINT SCREEN"... I can paste it into PowerPoint and then crop the image, and then cut and paste that into an email... but is there a better way?


thanks in advance...

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dgschaefer
21-Topaz II
(To:pdkoren)

If you're on Windows7, it has a very nice built in snipping tool. It
lets you drag a window on screen and capture that, either to save as a
JPG or paste into a doc.



If not, there's the old school ctrl-print screen and alt-print screen on
the keyboard. One captures the whole desktop, the other just the active
window (I can never remember which is which). Sends the image to the
clipboard so you can paste it in a doc.



Doug Schaefer
--
Doug Schaefer | Experienced Mechanical Design Engineer
LinkedIn

Paul, A good option for you is to build yourself a portable apps flash
drive. Go to PortableApps.com download the free UI and then go to apps
store and get free Lightscreen Portable app that is a screen capture app.
There are many other useful apps to install also. From web browsers to full
office suites. Then you just carry the flash drive were ever you go and
boom you have all the programs you are familiar to using without having to
install anything on the system you are on.



Regards,

Ron Rich


StephenW
23-Emerald II
(To:pdkoren)

Some companies have VERY strict policies about plugging in "unapproved" devices. Just saying.

It's a good idea for 95% of the places you would probably go work at though.

BenLoosli
23-Emerald II
(To:pdkoren)

One company had tracking software that monitored the USB ports and would flag whenever a thumb drive was inserted.
This company does not even allow us to have thumb drives at our desks. Cell phones are also prohibited in the work area.

Thank you,

Ben H. Loosli
USEC, INC.

Thanks for all the good suggestions:

Also ALT + Print SCREEN will capture the active Window.
I use free open source software Gimp instead of SnagIt. Gimp is similar to the Adobe tool in functionality. It supports, layers, scaling, etc.
If you’re running Windows 7 you should see a program called Snipping Tool on your computer. It’s a poor man’s version of SnagIt (I use that every day) but it does a nice job capturing screen images. No admin permissions needed to run it
test 'greenshot'
Nowadays I use Z-screen, a freeware piece of kit that is also available in a standalone version that doesn't require installation let alone admin rights. Not only that, but it has plenty of options, configurations, and shortcut key definitions to satisfy everyone. (For instance you can draw a window that you want to capture, so you don't need to crop afterwards).

I use alt-printscreen, and the snipping tool too.


However I get best results from a mapkey that I wrote to: Change ProE background to white, export a .tiff @ 200 dpi and 24-bit color, to the windows folder "My Documents", and reset the reset background.It workson Wildfire3 zmd Wildfire4 (below)


Cheers,


John



mapkey tf @MAPKEY_NAMEExport Tiff File;@MAPKEY_LABELtiff image;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Select `main_dlg_cur` `MenuBar1`1 `View`;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Select `main_dlg_cur` `View.HideCascadeBtn`;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Close `main_dlg_cur` `View.HideCascadeBtn`;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Select `main_dlg_cur` `View.cb_view_advanced`;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Close `main_dlg_cur` `MenuBar1`;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Close `main_dlg_cur` `View.cb_view_advanced`;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Activate `main_dlg_cur` `psh_util_colors_sys`;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Select `color_scheme` `MenuBar2`1 `MenuScheme`;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Close `color_scheme` `MenuBar2`;~ Activate `color_scheme` `Scheme2`;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Activate `color_scheme` `OK`;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Activate `main_dlg_cur` `ProCmdModelSaveAs.file`;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Open `file_saveas` `type_option`;~ Close `file_saveas` `type_option`;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Select `file_saveas` `type_option`1 `db_563`;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Activate `file_saveas` `mydocs_pb`;~ Activate `file_saveas` `OK`;\
mapkey(continued) ~ FocusIn `UI Message Dialog` `ok`;~ Activate `UI Message Dialog` `ok`;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Open `shd_img_param` `o_dpi`;~ Close `shd_img_param` `o_dpi`;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Select `shd_img_param` `o_dpi`1 `dpi200`;~ Open `shd_img_param` `o_depth`;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Close `shd_img_param` `o_depth`;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Select `shd_img_param` `o_depth`1 `depth24`;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Activate `shd_img_param` `OK`;~ Select `main_dlg_cur` `MenuBar1`1 `View`;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Select `main_dlg_cur` `View.cb_view_advanced`;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Close `main_dlg_cur` `MenuBar1`;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Close `main_dlg_cur` `View.cb_view_advanced`;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Activate `main_dlg_cur` `psh_util_colors_sys`;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Select `color_scheme` `MenuBar2`1 `MenuScheme`;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Close `color_scheme` `MenuBar2`;~ Activate `color_scheme` `Scheme1`;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Activate `color_scheme` `OK`;

Justa quick note on Greenshot, which was recommended. Don't use the normal installer download .exe file. It will ask for admin permission (in windows 7). HOWEVER, if you go to the older version files, there are non-installer zip files that you can un-zip into a directly and run Greenshot directly. No admin permissions required... (found this solution google searching on installing greenshot without admin permissions)

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