This should be simple for some of you guys.
I just want to have a picture be taken of a section of the screen and have the option of saving the picture as a file. Basically just a "snapshot" doodad. Any thoughts?
You mean you want the game to be able to do it or are you just looking for a quick easy way to do itself with going into Paint. In that case, just get SnagIt. It's got a wide variety of features which could be bound to the print screen button which expand its capabilities to do exactly what you're asking.