How to take a screenshot of the screen saver

Taking screenshots in window is a very easy task. You just need to press a single key. If you are not aware of this, look at your keyboard and find the key "Print Screen", just to the left of scroll lock. You just need to press this key and a screenshot is taken and it is saved to the windows clipboard. Now you can paste it in any image editing software and save it. Many computer users have some really cool screen saver of celebrities or their fantasies of which they would like to take a screen shot but you can't take it because pressing a key will bring you out of the screen saver view. Don't worry there is a work around for it. :mrgreen:

You will need a software (freeware) named Irfanview (Review of Irfanview 4). In Irfanview there is a option for taking the screenshot according to the time interval specified. It can be used to take the screenshot while screensaver is active.

Step # 1 From the menu, select Options and then Capture / Screenshot.


Step # 2 Select options as shown in the screenshot and choose time according to you. Below that you can specify where to save the screenshot.

Step # 3 Now right click on empty space on the desktop. Choose properties and select Screensaver tab.

Step # 4 Select the screensaver of whose you want to take screenshot and click preview.

Step # 5 Now come back to Irfanview window. Click Start and Irfanview will start taking screenshots according to the time interval specified.


Keep taking screenshots till you want and exit Irfanview when you are done.

Now Enjoy! Do left your comments to let me know how you find the trick.

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