What are we talking about?
You hit PrintScreen, then open MSPaint, then Ctrl+V, then Save, find folder to save, enter file name, click Save, then Close MSPaint.
What if you had to do this 100 times a day?
That's why I have created this AHK script to make that job just as easy as hitting PrintScreen.
I've created 2 scripts, each uses Ctrl+PrintScreen or Win+PrintScreen.
Once you have installed the scripts, when you press Ctrl+PrintScreen or Win+PrintScreen your full screen will be copied to MSPaint and then saved in Pictures\Screenshots folder with a unique timestamp file name.
Magic? Give it a try.
Here is the code for Ctrl+PrintScreen.
You can edit the folder to save, file name format, or even Hotkey to anything you wish. See my other AHK posts to help you do that.
SaveClip := ClipBoardAll
FileNameAndPath := "%UserProfile%\Pictures\Screenshots\screenshot_" . a_now . ".jpg"
WinWaitActive, Save As
Clipboard = %FileNameAndPath%
If you need help, sure leave comments.
You know what to do once you have the script:
- You could create a new AHK script.
- You could add this to your already existing AHK script.
- You could make it auto-run every time Windows starts.
- You could make a stand alone program.
Below are the links to download stand alone EXE files to auto-save. No codes to worry. Just double-click and you are good to go. I assure you there aren't any sneaky things hidden. Plain simple code made into executable for those who don't want to install AutoHotKey and deal with scripts.
Control+PrintScreen - This is an EXE.
Windows+PrintScreen - This is an EXE.
Note: Install only one of the PrintScreen scripts. Installing multiple scripts might not be a good idea. Also Win+PrintScreen might not work right if you are running Windows 8 and the key combination is already used by the OS to actually perform the same function as the code.
Note: You will have to create destination folder before executing the script.
If you have trouble downloading or customizing the script, leave a message in the comments.
Hope this helps you, especially if your job involves a lot of documenting of screenshots.