I found another nice feature in Windows Vista...the Snipping Tool! The Snipping Tool is a screen capturing tool. You can find the Snipping Tool at Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Snipping Tool.
In the past, I used the "Print Screen/SysRq" key to copy the screen to the clipboard and then paste the clipboard into a paint program in order to save it as an image. Alt-Print Screen/SysRq will capture just the window with focus to the clipboard.
These keystrokes still work, but the Snipping Tool is much better and faster.
You have 4 options for screen capture:
- Free-Form Snip - Captures a lasso selection
- Full Screen - Captures the entire screen
- Window - Captures a Window
- Rectangular Snip - Captures a rectangular selection
Once you have your capture, then the Snipping Tool lets you write on your capture with a yellow highlighter or various pens.
You can save your capture as JPEG, PNG, GIF, or MHT. Interestingly, Microsoft's own BMP image format is not included.
I hadn't heard of MHT before. It is an HTML web page with the data stored *in* the file itself, instead of a pointer to the location where the data is stored. So you should be able to copy a MHT file with an embedded image to a server and open it with a web browser and everything will work...no need to copy an HTML file *and* the JPEG file it points to (which is what I do now).