No, this blog post title does not indicate that I am taking my quiltmaking in a new direction. Rather I want to let you know about a nifty computer tool that I read about this week – Gadwin PrintScreen.
As those of you who played around with making Simpsonesque avatars will have discovered, the Windows printscreen function is kind of clunky and captures a full screen of data which is not always what you want. By contrast, Gadwin PrintScreen is an easy to use utility that allows you to capture any portion of the screen, save it to a file, copy it to Windows clipboard, print it or e-mail it to a recipient of your choice. What’s more, there are six different image formats to choose from and each one can be resized. You can even convert the screen shots to grey scale (although it’s better if you hide your cursor out of the way before you take your screen shot!):
You can also add a “watermark”, although this seems to work better on bigger images (click below to see what I mean):
I am about to prepare a manual for the yet-to-be-identified, incoming Exhibition Secretary for the Quilters’ Guild of NSW Inc (anyone want a job!?) and know this new tool will be very useful. It’s freeware product, and only a 2.75MB download. You might find it handy too.