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Screen Capture

Cropper, Open Source

SUMMARY: Cropper allows you to send screen captures directly to the printer, clipboard, or BMP, PNG, or JPG files.

Cropper is an open-source screen capture application for Windows that allows you to make screen captures of the full screen, the active window, or rectangular regions. Output options include the clipboard, the printer, .BMP, .PNG, or .JPG formats.

Options include changing the output file directory and filename, the cropper window appearance including opacity level, pre-defined window sizes, and the clipboard output format including JPEG quality.


Capturing part of a Firefox window via the Cropper tool



Cropper, as well as its source code in C#, may be downloaded from the following site:

* Cropper at CodePlex

This tip was written regarding Cropper v1.9.3 running on a Windows XP system. Features, information, and screenshots for other versions / operating systems may vary.

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