Thursday, February 15, 2007

Screenshot Captor

I thought I had already reviewed this fine piece of software, but due to laziness, parenthood, and my job, it somehow slipped my mind. All bullshit aside, go get Screenshot Captor now, whether you think you need it or not. Because you do -- you really do.

"So what's so damn hot about this program?" you might be asking yourself. Well, I'll tell you. Screenshot Captor (I'm going to call it SC from here on out) can capture all or any portion of your screen, then allows you to enhance the captured image with borders, arrows, text, transparent shapes, and even blur the background to highlight certain screen elements. It will capture long screen areas such as web pages that need to be scrolled, and can even capture its own image if you happen to be writing a software review and need a screenshot of the tool that takes the screenshots.

Our QA department was using SnagIt to capture screenshots for reporting bugs, but once I told them about SC, they let their licenses expire because SC did everything SnagIt did, but for free. Even though I don't use it in my daily work, I use SC at least every few days to capture images for software reviews, and for use on my StumbleUpon page.

If you have even a remote chance of needing to capture your screen, get Screenshot Captor. It's a fantastic piece of software and you can't beat the price -- free. The fine folks at DonationCoder have done it again.

4 comments:

NewKreation said...

I'm not sure if furman87 is aware of the number of women and children that frequent this site. It would be nice to not have to be exposed to the vulgarities/potty talk. Thank you kindly.

mouser said...

Thanks for the nice words about Screenshot Captor! Please let me know if there are any features you'd like to see in future versions!

-mouser (author of SC)

Dennis Crane said...

Why to abandon SnagIt (or other paid tool) in favor of a freeware if they already paid for it? :)

furman87 said...

@Dennis Crane: good point :-) I meant to say that they stopped buying new copies of SnagIt and let their licenses expire. Thanks for pointing that out, and I edited the post accordingly.