15/07/2008

A really useful utility for screen capturing and editing

I'm using a nice tool: FastStone Capture.

That program is really great!

The features I like more are:
  • capturing scrolling windows (eg web pages),
  • highlighting
  • arrows and text

FASTSTONE-CAPTURE


From the sw company web page:

  • A small handy Capture Panel that provides quick access to its capture tools and output options
  • Global hotkeys to activate screen capturing instantly
  • Capture windows, objects, menus, full screen, rectangular/freehand regions and scrolling windows/web pages
  • Capture multiple windows and objects including multi-level menus
  • Options to specify output destination (internal editor, clipboard, file, printer ...)
  • Draw annotation objects such as texts, arrowed lines, highlights, watermarks, rectangles and circles
  • Apply effects such as drop-shadow, frame, torn-edge and fade-edge
  • Add image caption
  • Resize, crop, rotate, sharpen, brighten, adjust colors ...
  • Undo/Redo
  • Support external editors
  • Save in BMP, GIF, JPEG, PCX, PNG, TGA, TIFF and PDF formats
  • Send captured images by email
  • Send captured images to Word and PowerPoint documents
  • Send captured images to a Web (FTP) server
  • Screen Color Picker
  • Screen Magnifier
  • Screen Ruler
  • Support multiple monitors
  • Run when Windows starts (optional)
  • Minimize to System Tray area
  • Small footprint in memory
Latest version, release 6.2, is SHAREWARE and it costs only $20, it's worth of it.
release 6.2 info

I'm using version 5.3 which is FREEWARE for Home Users:
release 5.3 download


FastStone home page

1 comment:

Sarin Samuel said...

Better than capturing static images - record video of your screen. My Screen Recorder is one of the best screen recording software. It records your screen and audio from the speakers or your voice from the microphone - or both simultaneously. The recordings are clear and look great when played back on your website, uploaded to YouTube or used in your presentation! It will record directly to standard compressed format that works with any video editor or any tool, no conversion required.