How to Capture the Mouse Pointer

Category: Computers, How To


As a webmaster, I often add images to my posts.

Aside from providing proof and credibility (see How To Play Snake at YouTube or My First Taste of Google Juice, How Sweet It Is), it makes your website not dull and boring (see Transformers 2: List of Autobots or Swine Flu Face Mask Designs).

One way to create an image is to simply capture what’s on your screen. The conventional way to do it would be to use the Print Screen key and dumping the  screenshot into Paint.

However,  that is too tedious and you can’t even capture the mouse pointer that way. The best way to do it would be to use a screen capture software.

One of the best there is is ScreenHunter.


It is a free tool which can be easily customized. With just one press of a key (which you can set), you can either capture the whole screen or just portions of it. You can also set the file type of the output (.bmp, .jpg or .gif), the saved location and even auto-rename the image.

With ScreenHunter, I can now capture that elusive mouse pointer like what I did here and here.

[ScreenHunter Home Page] [ScreenHunter download link]

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3 Responses to “How to Capture the Mouse Pointer”

  1. igoydude Says:

    great tool bro. it’s hard to use mspaint when doing multiple screen shots.


  2. Jeff Says:

    Aha! finally I can capture the pesky mouse pointer! I usually use print screen before, now I’m using the Snipping Tool (Win7). But still the snipping tool could not capture everything. Nice digg bro


  3. rcayao Says:

    Thanks for sharing this one bro. I always use paint for my pix and it’s really a tedious work.


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