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Print Screen Problems (Clipboard Quality?)

Posted on 2004-04-19
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Okay, this may be one of the most obscure problems ever.  I just had one of the techs call me to ask about this issue.  He's at a clients PC and whenever she takes a screen print of anything and prints it out, it looks fuzzy.  She can print a document and it looks fine.  But if she takes a screen capture of that document and prints it, it's fuzzy.  I did some poking around and it even looks fuzzy if you paste it into MSPAINT.  I used printkey, and the preview also looked fuzzy.

It looks as though using the 'print screen' button copies an image into the clipboard at 256 colors and a poor resolution.  I tried multiple different desktop settings, all with the same result.

Is there anywhere in Windows to change the properties of the clipboard? (That question even sounds stupid...)
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Are you sure this is not a case of someone using ClearType fonts?  http://www.microsoft.com/typography/cleartype/default.htm
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by:Kenneniah
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Hmm, you can view the contents of the clipboard to see if it's fuzzy at that point, or if it happens when it's pasted into a program or printed.

After hitting the Print Screen button do a Start|Run clipbrd.exe

No settings to change but might narrow down where the fizziness takes place.
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by:advnettech
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Try pasting it into a photoediting program instead of paint. I just tried it and it showed in the picture properties as 24 bit.
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by:alias84
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Did you try capturing the image using any graphics/photoediting software, like ACDSee, HyperSnap, etc?
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by:alias84
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If every other software fails to capture the screen right, did you try updating the graphics drivers?
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