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    screenshot function

    hi, i want to make a function that can take screenshots of desktop, i got the handle to desktop lol, can someone point me to my next step, (how to save this? into jpg or bmp) I am reading about GDI on msdn now, any tips and ideas are welcome

    EDIT: I am on windows XP using msvc++ 6

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    You can use many libraries for jpeg, gif, png & stuff...
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    Use Wotsit to look up the specs for whatever graphics file you want to save it as.
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    try a search here.

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    i already searched here before i posted it...


    >You can use many libraries for jpeg, gif, png & stuff...
    like?

    found library for bmp but decided to save as jp(e)g gif or png

    edit: oh and XSquared, the site isnt working for me..

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    libjpeg, libpng for Dev-C++....there are many of them...
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    >>i already searched here before i posted it...

    OK so you have read the thread from 8 Jan 2005 (for a start).

    >>I am on windows XP using msvc++ 6
    >>how to save this? into jpg or bmp

    Then you should already have the required librarys.

    So what else do you need?
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