Favorite FREE screen capture software for Windows XP?
Can you briefly list the application's features and tell us why you like this particular free screen capture software?
Mine is a pretty fancy one. It's called PrtScn
I click the button, and it captures a picture of my full screen. I can then go into Photoshop, or MSPaint, and hit Ctrl+V and it will paste my screenshot into the program.
Personally, I really like MWSnap 3.0.
You can capture the entire screen or any part you decide to select. Here are some (but not all) of the features:
5 snapping modes.
Support for BMP, JPG, TIFF, PNG and GIF formats, with selected color depth and quality settings.
Auto-start with Windows.
Minimizing to system tray.
An auto-extending list of fixed sizes, perfect for snapping images for icons and glyphs.
A zoom tool for magnifying selected parts of the screen.
A ruler tool for measuring screen objects lengths.
A color picker showing screen colors with separated RGB parts.
Fast picture viewer.
Adding frames and mouse pointer images.
Multilevel configurable undo and redo.
Configurable user interface.
8 years of release and upgrades.
I don't think you can do any better, even if you BUY one for big bucks.
Once Ashampoo was giving away its Snap 3 at no cost, so I grabbed myself a license key. Images and videos are easy to capture, I don't think I need any sophisticated and expensive software to perform simple tasks.
I like ALT-PrintScreen myself. That captures just the window in focus at the moment instead of the whole screen. I rarely want the whole screen.
Then, if I want to crop or alter the captured image, I open MS Photo Editor, which comes free with windows, and use Edit-Paste_As_New_Image. From there, I can alter, crop, and otherwise edit the captured image any way I want, and then save it as a jpeg.
Works like a charm, totally free, and no download necessary.
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