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Edit screenshots
« on: October 21, 2018, 08:05:50 AM »
I have a question:

How can I make edit signs on a screenshot I take, e.g. with snipping tool? I mean making a rectangular (or other shape) selection, arrows, highlight something etc. (see attachment)? Not just drawing by hand. Is there any program or Windows application that can do this (not Paint)?
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Re: Edit screenshots
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2018, 11:57:19 AM »
TechSmith's Snagit but it isn't a free program, although there is "Education pricing" for individual teachers up to an entire school district.  (https://www.techsmith.com/snagit-pricing.html)


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Re: Edit screenshots
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2018, 01:38:01 PM »
The latest version of Windows Snipping Tool has a built in link to "Paint 3D" (not Paint) which lets you edit. Did you try that? After you make your snip with the Snipping Tool, you should see a little upside down, rainbow colored teardrop icon. This pulls up Paint 3D with your screen shot ready to edit.
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Re: Edit screenshots
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2018, 01:52:04 PM »
The latest version of Windows Snipping Tool has a built in link to "Paint 3D" (not Paint) which lets you edit. Did you try that? After you make your snip with the Snipping Tool, you should see a little upside down, rainbow colored teardrop icon. This pulls up Paint 3D with your screen shot ready to edit.

Yes, I tried it, but I didn't find exactly what I want, e.g. arrows. Also it seems to me rather difficult to use it. I would like something more simple-user friendly. Perhaps I will make another try though.

Corrine, I find 50 euros rather expensive for this, although it seems a very good tool. I will search a little more about something free or cheaper and then think about it.

P.S. I thanked Lazarus add on now, as I made a movement that cleared my screen, so I lost everything I wrote. Thanks to this add on I found them, and just copied and paste them again. :)
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Re: Edit screenshots
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2018, 02:39:43 PM »
you might find a free version here

And check out windows paint it can add arrows and symbols


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http://www.oldversion.com/windows/snagit/


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Re: Edit screenshots
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2018, 05:13:08 PM »
I use Paint, that comes with Windows 7, to add arrows to things I take a screenshot of.

The shapes allows me to select an arrow and the colors allows me to pick a color for the arrow.
 

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Re: Edit screenshots
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2018, 05:46:03 PM »
Thank you, Paddy, and thank you plodr (and Corrine and Digerati :) ).

Meanwhile, I downloaded the free trial of Snagit, and I will see what is more practical for me.

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Re: Edit screenshots
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2018, 03:07:23 AM »
You may want to have a look at paint(dot)net. It is free and I use it all the time.

https://www.getpaint.net/index.html

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Re: Edit screenshots
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2018, 02:12:22 PM »
After I use my MS snipping tool to grab the image, I save it to my desktop then open MS paint to upload there and use the rectangle tool to highlight with red. Play around with it some. It'll take some practice to master it like any other software.
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Re: Edit screenshots
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2018, 02:27:12 PM »
You may want to have a look at paint(dot)net. It is free and I use it all the time.

https://www.getpaint.net/index.html

I have paint.net installed and use it for resizing pictures or make simple edits on them. I never usedd it for complicated things as its layers based screen confuses me.

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After I use my MS snipping tool to grab the image, I save it to my desktop then open MS paint to upload there and use the rectangle tool to highlight with red. Play around with it some. It'll take some practice to master it like any other software.

So, another fan of paint. But what about when you want an arrow diagonally?

As for the Snagit. I'm using the free trial and I like it as it's more practical and user friendly than paint and paint.net.

I will continue my experiments.

Thanks. :)
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Re: Edit screenshots
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2018, 03:26:39 PM »
If paint.net layers are like Photoshop, think of them like an arts and crafts project. You cut out pieces from construction paper and layer them on top of each other. Don't like the order? Move the layers around. It's like that, but digitally.

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Re: Edit screenshots
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2018, 03:35:55 PM »
If paint.net layers are like Photoshop, think of them like an arts and crafts project. You cut out pieces from construction paper and layer them on top of each other. Don't like the order? Move the layers around. It's like that, but digitally.

I never understood Photoshop (I had a copy of it, well yes, a long before I met you...) and never used it.  I think that a part of my brain cannot understand it, as well as the Greek dance Χασάπικο.   ;D

Digerati:
I am playing with the 3D Paint, after using the Snipping tool, and I like it.
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Re: Edit screenshots
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2018, 04:21:24 PM »
TEST with Paint 3D (attachment):

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Re: Edit screenshots
« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2018, 04:58:39 PM »
Looks like you're getting the hang of it, Panos.


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Re: Edit screenshots
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2018, 04:52:48 PM »
You may want to have a look at paint(dot)net. It is free and I use it all the time.

https://www.getpaint.net/index.html



Coincidentally, paint.net 4.1.2 is now available and addresses two security vulnerabilities. 

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