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Discussion in 'Tools & Utilities' started by New York Rose, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. New York Rose

    New York Rose Active Member

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    I was following a friends suggestion on taking screenshots,but I was trying to do it and for some reason I get a blackscreen?

    method:Hit PRTSC.....then open paint and try to paste it.
    All I'm seeing is a big black square.:surrender: Please Help!
     
  2. Faye

    Faye Member Pro Users

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    Download FRAPS

    it doesnt have the problem.

    the black problem is windows and AEGO. If you right click on the Etropia Icona nd then got to combatbity and the tick on Desktop Enchancements whille solve it
     
  3. New York Rose

    New York Rose Active Member

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    OMG Faye!..What the heck did you just say?..I'm not that techy.Can you inbox step-by step of that?..Your so cool! Thank You for help too!..:)..
     
  4. New York Rose

    New York Rose Active Member

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    Faye knows her stuff!

    I think I figured out what you meant...Going to try when I relog on tonight..and Thank You again!..:D
     
  5. Admin

    Admin Forum Administrator Staff Member PAF Administrator

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    Yep definitely get fraps from www.fraps.com it's absolutely brilliant :)
     
  6. New York Rose

    New York Rose Active Member

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    I am downloading Fraps..Now when I use that do I still hit print screen then send over/onto Fraps?..:)
     
  7. Admin

    Admin Forum Administrator Staff Member PAF Administrator

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    Fraps runs all the time when you play any games. You can customise the key you want to use to take the screenshot OR video, and specify where you want the image stored, and in which format too... quite clever.

    It also lets you define whether to overlay the frames per second (FPS) on the captured image or not... which is handy if you want a clean screenshot.
     
  8. New York Rose

    New York Rose Active Member

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    Yay!! I did with Fraps..One Question:tried to upload it from my screenshot file and I think it was too big.How do you minimize the upload out of fraps folder/document?...But YES!!!!..I'm getting techy..Whoo Hoo!!...:)
     
  9. Admin

    Admin Forum Administrator Staff Member PAF Administrator

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    Try uploading it as an attachment :)
     
  10. Stagger

    Stagger Member

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    It could be that fraps is saving your file into a wrong format,
    if you open fraps and press on screenshots then change the image format from BMP to JPG.
    those files will be smaller yet have about the same quality.
    if you can not change it because you are not registerered user, then open your screenshot with paint.
    then select save as, and change the format to .jpeg or .jpg doesn't really matter much, if done your screenshot will result in
    a screenie of 500kb instead of 5500kb. so thats a big diffrence.

    After that all you can upload it by pressing the add image button here on the forum.
     
  11. endy

    endy Active Member Pro Users

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    As far as I know, the free version of FRAPS only allows you to save screenies as a bitmap, at least my version works this way.

    As it's been said, to decrease file size, you need then to convert BMPs to JPEGs before uploading.
     
  12. T79x

    T79x Adviser Arkadia Adviser

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    could be same fix as for Tracker black screens
    entropia eniverse.exe properties / composition must be checked
     
  13. New York Rose

    New York Rose Active Member

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    Thank You!.. . .I'm frapping and taking screenies like a mad woman now!!!..LOL!
     
  14. starfinder

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    Remember, if you do as T79x said.. Entropia tracker can take screenshots for you automacially when you global - so you dont have to remember in the frantic cheering to hit "print screen".. :)

    Right click entropia.exe select properties.. Then compatability mode.. check the box called "desktop composition 'thingy'".. :)
     

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