(Many thanks to Forum Moderator and all-around great guy Hammerknight for the following tip! -- Jeff)
I'm not the best with the computer, so when I find something that makes things easier on me I like to share. The other day I was looking for a cropping tool to use on my lap top, so I went to Yahoo search and entered "cropping tool". What I found was great. There was a how-to article about the free Windows 7 Snipping Tool. I don't care much for Windows 7 but the Snipping Tool is great. I didn't even know that it was already on my computer. I went to search for it in the program search bar and it came right up. I hit the button and cropped my picture and saved it in less time then it takes me to use print screen. I tried it out with HM3 and it worked. It is one of the easiest things to use on the computer. You have a few choices to save in. No more, print screen, paste in Paint, crop it, copy it, paste again, and then save it.
I’ve been using FScapture for years. It went Shareware around version 6, but you can still find copies of the old freeware versions out there. I’ve used it to capture a full screen when the picture was bigger than my moniter by suing it’s ‘scrolling capture’ feature. (Was using heromachine on a netbook for awhile). It’s my go to screen capture/cropping tool. It even has some really basic editing tools on it.
I don’t know if this helps or distracts, but if you’re HMing on a Mac, you can save a picture with Grab in much the same way.