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paste clipboard as JPG?

   
3:13 am on Aug 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I wonder if anyone knows of a (free) tool that will let me quickly paste an image from my clipboard into a folder as a JPG file. I know I could easily open Windows Paint, paste, crop, save... but that's 4 steps where it would save me tons of time if it can be done in 1.

I have similar tools that add functionality to the right-click context menu in Windows Explorer. Does somethig like what I described exist?

6:14 am on Aug 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Have you had any luck finding a solution for this?

This one may not be exactly what you're looking for, but it was an MS solution: How to save a graphic from the Clipboard to a file by using Visual Basic .NET or Visual Basic 2005 [support.microsoft.com]

I'm not sure how many graphics programs do this, but PhotoShop and PhotoShop Elements both let me create a new image from the clipboard.

6:21 am on Aug 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I believe GIMP will do this as well, using Paste as New Image
8:14 am on Aug 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Perhaps searching for Screenshot might yield something useful. However, although I regularly use Alt-Print I use standard graphics software so I can't recommend anything. For me, keeping the size down and the quality up is important so I use 256-color PNG images exclusively (never JPG which is awful for screen-shots).

Kaled.

7:42 pm on Aug 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I haven't found anything yet.

Like you, I've had to keep a gfx program open (usually, Photoshop) to paste images onto a new canvas, then save... what a timewaster when you have to do a few dozen screen shots in a hurry.

It seems like such a no-brainer to drop an image as a high-quality JPG right from the clipboard into a folder in one quick right-click action.

Some ideas... you just assume someone else has already done it. Like full-contact one-handed buckbuck bowling-ball tag, a sport for which there is no league, no teams to play against, and no championships. (sigh)

7:56 pm on Aug 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

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We have a program called Screenprint32 here, you can configure it to create a JPG when you hit print-screen. Works quite well. Is that what you're looking for?
5:27 am on Aug 26, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Is this for browser screenshots, or are you sometimes saving individual page elements? There are a lot of very good screen capture packages out there.
3:48 pm on Aug 26, 2009 (gmt 0)

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File size comparison : screenshot of a dialog 468 x 300 pixels (includes boxshot roughly 128 pixels square plus shadows/reflections in otherwise white margin).

JPG : 37 KB (truecolor : noticeable noise around lines and text) 
PNG : 38 KB (truecolor : lossless - perfect)
GIF : 21 KB (256 color : some loss of quality in boxshot)
PNG : 12 KB (256 color : some loss of quality in boxshot)


JPEG is the wrong format for screenshots. However, it is fair to say some graphics programs may not perform color reduction well and this is essential.

Kaled.

[edited by: coopster at 3:47 pm (utc) on Aug. 28, 2009]
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3:54 pm on Aug 26, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I am a fan of Evernote. I right click the image, send it to Evernote. When I am ready it's one step to drag from Evernote.
3:46 pm on Aug 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I haven't found anything yet.

I think the keyword for searching and finding any type of solution, and that which bill first alluded through his link, is shell. Rather than asking a 3rd party software application to intervene, your desire is that the operating system "just handle this task!"

One thought I have is to create a custom command prompt and add it to your context menu. The custom command prompt could invoke an application that can handle the input from clipboard, conversion, and file save to folder. Once you get that written, do share :)