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Favorite FREE screen capture software for Windows XP?

  1. Sally's Trove profile image81
    Sally's Troveposted 7 years ago

    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?

  2. MrKnowledge profile image60
    MrKnowledgeposted 7 years ago

    Mine is a pretty fancy one. It's called PrtScn neutral
    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.

  3. profile image55
    Frankiedposted 7 years ago

    Personally, I really like MWSnap 3.0.

    (available: http://www.mirekw.com/winfreeware/mwsnap.html).

    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.
    System-wide hotkeys.
    Clipboard copy/paste.
    Auto-saving, auto-printing.
    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.
    Multilingual versions.
    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.

    Sep '10

  4. charlemont profile image78
    charlemontposted 7 years ago

    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.

  5. Smaridge01 profile image77
    Smaridge01posted 7 years ago

    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.