Emailing screen captures

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The easiest way to send screen captures is to use copy & paste

1 On the capture bar, click Area.

2 Select an area.

3 On the output toolbar, click Copy.

4 Open an email and click in the body.

5 In the email program, click Edit / Paste.

 

Here's the nice part: repeat for each picture you want to include in the email.

 

Some email programs, such as GMail, are text only and don't accept images in messages.

 

Many email programs require specific image formats, such as JPG or GIF. To output a specific format, on the capture bar click Settings / Options / Output / Copy to Clipboard and select the desired format.

 

Guaranteed to work method

Save the captured image, then attach the file to email. This always works, but the images won't be embedded into the text and the recipient may need to take some action to view it.

 

The Email button on the output toolbar

The Email button opens a new email using your default email program. It works best with email programs that are “Simple MAPI” compatible. If MAPI isn't available, CaptureWiz will use the programs “MailTo:” function.

 

Compatibility of common email programs

Program

Name

CaptureWiz compatible?

 

$

URL

More info?

AOL 7.0

No

Included with service

www.aol.com

notes

The Bat!

No

$25 - $45

www.ritlabs.com/the_bat/

 

Eudora

Yes

$0 - $40

www.eudora.com

notes

GMail

No

Free

www.google.com

 

HotMail (MSN)

No

Free

www.msn.com

 

Microsoft Outlook

Yes

Included with Microsoft Office

www.microsoft.com

 

Mozilla Thunderbird

?

Free

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/

notes

Outlook Express

Yes

Free, included with Internet Explorer

www.microsoft.com

notes

Pegasus Mail

No

 

www.pegasus.usa.com

 

Poco

No

$25

www.pocomail.com

 

Windows Mail

Yes

Included with Windows

www.microsoft.com

notes

Yahoo

No

Free

www.yahoo.com

 

 

Note: Windows Live Mail , which comes free with Windows 7, requires restart to work correctly..

Web based email programs, such as Gmail, Yahoo and MSN, can't work with the Email button because they run in what's called a "sandbox", isolated from everything on your machine.

Troubleshooting tips

Close all applications that use email (including CaptureWiz) before changing MAPI settings.
Search the email programs menus and help for “default”, “MAPI” or “mailto:”.
Try reinstalling the email program. After installation, you may need to run the program at least once to finish the setup. Look for the latest version of the program (use URLs above).
Consider switching email programs.
Click Start / Settings / Control Panel / Internet Options / Programs and select the E-mail program (for mailto only, not MAPI).
Test a programs mailto: function by clicking Start / Run, enter “mailto:” and clicking OK.