Save an image as a file directly from the clipboard
Posted on 2014-01-07
What is the quickest way in Windows (7) to make or save a file of an image which has been placed on the clipboard? For example:
1) Pressing Ctrl+PrtScr saves an image of the entire screen to the clipboard so that when Paste (Ctrl+v) is pressed, the image is pasted into the current active application. Pressing Alt+PrtScr does the same thing but only with the current active window.
2) Alternatively, one can use the Snipping Tool to capture a user-defined rectangular area on the screen. In this case, once the image is captured, the option is available to bame and save the image as a file.
What I am wondering is how to quickly or most quickly save the image captured in example #1 — or is it even possible to create a file out of something which is only on the clipboard but not on the screen?
The method I've used in the past (for #1) is to paste the saved image into Excel or Word, and then by right-clicking, go through the steps of saving the image. But is there a quicker or more direct approach than that?