Screen Capture

Anchor Link 7capture
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2010-05-09
Version: – Released: 2010-04-18 Windows: XP, Vista, 7
File Size: 1.4 MB
“Perfect quality screen capture of the windows’ rounded corners and transparent backgrounds. Export your capture as semi-transparent PNG, JPEG, GIF or BMP images.”
Anchor Link CopyMsgBoxText
License: Freeware – Donations appreciated Last Reviewed: 2012-08-09
Version: 2.2 – Released: 2003-11-19 Windows: 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP, 2003
File Size: 472 KB
“CopyMsgBoxText allows you to easily copy texts or screenshots of message boxes and dialogs into the clipboard. Useful for documentation/bug reports etc: Instead of copying a messagebox’s (or any dialog’s) text by hand, simply strike a key (configurable to your choice) — and the text is copied to the clipboard. The ‘Paste’ command of your editor of choice inserts the message to your document!”
Anchor Link EasyCapture
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-07-25
Version: 1.2.0 – Released: 2008-10-26 Windows: 2000, XP, Vista
File Size: 2.5 MB
“EasyCapture is a powerful, flexible and easy-to-use free screen capture software. It allows you to capture anything on the screen including windows, objects, full screen, rectangle-selected regions, fix size regions, and scrolling windows/web pages. It also allows you to edit the captured image, add effects, and annotate the image. The result can be saved to the Clipboard or to a file.”
Anchor Link FastStone Capture
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2013-03-17
Version: 7.4 – Released: 2013-03-14 Windows: All
File Size: 2.4 MB Portable version available on-site
Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“FastStone Capture is a powerful, flexible and intuitive screen-capture utility. It allows you to capture anything on the screen including windows, objects, full screen, rectangle regions, freehand-selected regions and scrolling windows/web pages. It has innovative features such as a floating Capture Panel, hotkeys, resizing, cropping, text annotation, printing, e-mailing, screen magnifier and many more.”
[ Note: This program has become Shareware and is no longer free. The last freeware version (5.3) can be downloaded here:
( Freeware Asylum )
; Ed. ]
Anchor Link FireShot
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2009-11-13
Version: 0.63 – Released: 2008-12-11 Windows: 98, Me, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista
File Size: 1.27 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“FireShot is a extension for Firefox and Internet Explorer that captures, edits, annotates, organizes, exports and prints screenshots of your web pages. Press PrintScreen and can’t grab the entire webpage because it is l onger than the browser window? You need FireShot!
“Unlike other extensions, this plugin provides a set of editing and annotation tools, which let users quickly modify captures and insert text and graphical annotations. Such functionality will be especially useful for web designers, testers and content reviewers. Screenshots can be saved to disk (PNG, GIF, JPEG, BMP), printed (NEW), copied to clipboard, e-mailed and sent to external editor for further processing.
“FireShot extension integrates with Firefox and Internet Explorer to provide captures of either the entire web page or the currently visible area only.”
Anchor Link Html To Image
License: Shareware $29.95 Last Reviewed: 2012-07-01
Version: 2.0.2012.620 – Released: 2012-06-20 Windows: All incl W8
File Size: 1.7 MB
“Directly save a Web page at a given URL into an image file in BMP, JPEG, TIFF, GIF, or PNG format. Create thumbnail images from large images. Batch conversion is supported. It integrates with Internet Explorer’s context menu. The application supports the conversion of local HTML, MHT, and TXT files to image. It also supports JPEG compression level, as well as supports capturing a site with Flash content.
“You can run it in the background, the Web pages don’t need to be displayed for capturing. It supports the ability to drag and drop HTML, MHT, and TXT files for conversion. It also supports URL file, and you can convert your favorite site to image.
“Free Download and Try Now. No functionality limitation except watermarks in the generated image for the unregistered version. Buy Now. Remove the watermarks. $29.95 For Single User License. $299.95 For Site License.”
Anchor Link HyperSnap
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2013-04-23
Version: 7.23.03 – Released: 2013-04-23 Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 11.3 MB Portable setup available in D/L
Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“HyperSnap is the fastest and easiest way to take screen captures from Windows screen, and text capture (TextSnap) from places where normal text copy is not possible. HyperSnap combines the power of a first-class screen capture application with an advanced image editing utility – wrapped into one easy-to-use tool!
“Now with optional portable setup, install on a portable disk/USB key etc. and use on any machine. Preserves all of your settings and customizations across machines.”
Anchor Link PicPick
License: Free for personal use Last Reviewed: 2013-04-06
Version: 3.2.4 – Released: 2013-04-06 Windows: XP, 2003, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 8.51 MB Portable
“PicPick is user friendly and full of features for creating your image, suitable for software developers, graphic designers and home user. It is an all-in-one program that provides full-featured screen capture tool, intuitive image editor, color picker, color palette, pixel ruler, protractor, crosshair and even whiteboard. It has not only everything what you need, but it loads fast, sits quietly in the system tray until needed.”
Anchor Link PrintKey-Pro Stanley’s Pick
License: Shareware – $19.95 Last Reviewed: 2010-07-30
Version: 1.05 – Released: 2008-03-17 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7
File Size: 2.8 MB
“PrintKey-Pro is a system tray-based program that can capture your screen or any part of it with the press of the PrintScrn key (or any other key you configure). You can adjust the captured picture’s brightness, contrast, color balance, size, color invert, or convert to grayscale or black and white.
“Pictures can be edited, using an image editor of your choice, printed or saved in multiple formats such as JPG, JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF, TIF and PCX. You can capture the full screen or just the active window, the client area, or any rectangular or circular area with or without the cursor. You can also insert text and free hand draw on the picture. You can preview the picture, add the date, user info, and any text you choose before printing on the selected printer. Full Feature 30 Day Trial Version.”
Anchor Link Screen OCRupdate
License: Shareware – $29.95 Last Reviewed: 2013-05-15
Version: 13.5 – Released: 2013-05-14 Windows: All
File Size: 8.3 MB Requires: .NET Framework
Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
” Screen OCR converts anything you can read on the computer screen into editable text.
I decided to create this tool to deal with an annoying problem I faced: I couldn’t copy text from a web page. The web page seemed to be using a blocking script, meaning that it would not let me to use the right mouse button to select the text I needed and copy it. As a result, I had to retype several pages of text by hand. It was a nightmare. I wanted a piece of software that would save me from similar difficulties in the future.
“Screen OCR saves everything you can see on the screen and does it with astonishing accuracy, whether it’s an image, scanned text, PDF or HTML. Web designers, analysts, or interpreters also can use it. You can use Screen OCR in any way you are most comfortable with. Screen OCR can copy text from many locations that are inaccessible to the Windows Clipboard, including dialogboxes and protected Web pages. All settings are available via the system-tray icon, which lets you select a color for highlighted text and choose how you want the text-selection tool to behave.
“Screen OCR is simple to use: Choose the appropriate selection mode, select a text region on the screen, wait while Screen OCR recognizes it (takes seconds), and then just copy it to the clipboard. The available selection modes include whole window selection, scrolling capture, simple cursor capture, and rectangular selection. The Optical Character Recognizer works perfectly with any of the Windows OS family (any Win32/Win64 system) and does not crash unexpectedly. I use it whenever I need to copy text that I want to transfer in any window on the screen.”
Anchor Link Screen Thief
License: Shareware – $22.95 Last Reviewed: 2008-09-14
Version: 3.9.11 – Released: 2008-01-01 Windows: 9x, NT, 2000, XP
File Size: 865 KB
“Easy to use interface makes this screenshot utility by an irreplaceable tool for people who like the speed and the power at the same time. There are twelve different manners to capture the Desktop or its part, a powerful editor and a very flexible magnifying glass (Zoom). There are two capture modes: the capture of the desktop and the capture only active window. Every of these modes allow to use the delay before a capture (1 – 60 s). It’s possible captures any part of the desktop, windows, panels, buttons, drop-down lists etc. Also you can capture only the Taskbar as an active window. There is possibility to capture the desktop both with the Taskbar and without it. Be supported the hotkeys, the capture with any cursor. Any screenshot can be save in BMP, JPEG, GIF, PNG formats and copy to clipboard.”
Anchor Link Screen Video Recorder
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2010-02-28
Version: – Released: 2010-02-28 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7
File Size: 8.5 MB
“Screen Video Recorder is an easy-to-use, fast, and powerful video-recording software. You can use this screen capture software to record full screen or any area of the desktop screen, and you can record audio and mouse cursor’s movement. It can be used to:
♦ Record web cams from AIM, ICQ, MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger
♦ Record movies from TV card or theater online
♦ Record DVD, RM, VCD, MPEG, or other video media
♦ Make slide-show training documents
♦ Log computer usage on the sneak”
Anchor Link Screen2Exe
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-10-15
Version: 3.3 – Released: 2012-10-15 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7
File Size: 1.0 MB
“SCREEN2EXE is an easy-to-use tool to capture desktop activity and save it as a self-playing .exe file. The program will capture mouse movements, clicks and even optional audio comments from your microphone. You can choose to record the entire screen or just a selected area, configure the recording quality and also the frame rate. The captured video is highly compressed and saved as standalone .EXE viewer that can be sent by email or made available for download.”
Anchor Link Screenshot Captor
License: Nagware – Donate to remove Last Reviewed: 2013-04-23
Version: 4.2 – Released: 2013-04-22 Windows: XP, VISTA, 7, 8
File Size: 8.0 MB Requires: Registration free license key
Portable version available on-site
“Screenshot Captor is designed for grabbing lots of screenshots with minimal intervention. It has multi monitor support and includes a full image explorer with full shell functionality and unsurpassed integration with external tools like graphic editors, watermarkers, etc. It also supports unique effects not seen in other capture tools including the ability to automatically locate and enhance the active window. New features:
√ Autoscroll capture for windows too big for screen.
√ Deluxe thumbnail maker.
√ Text scraper – grab text from dialog boxes and error messages.”
Anchor Link WebShot
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2012-10-13
Version: – Released: 2012-10-12 Windows: XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7
File Size: 12.2 GB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“WebShot enables you to capture full size or thumbnail screenshots of webpages and save the resulting image in JPG, PNG, GIF or BMP format. You can either capture the entire page (fully scrolled) in full size or tweak the browser window and resizing settings to create a thumbnail image of the site. WebShot can capture websites based on a single input URL, or you can load URLs from a text file (one per line) and batch process the list of sites n a single run. A command-line interface is also available for advanced users.”
Anchor Link WinSnap
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2013-04-09
Version: 4.0.6 – Released: 2013-04-09 Windows: XP, 2003, Vista, 7
File Size: 2 MB Portable version available on-site
Both 32- and 64- bit editions
“WinSnap is a fast user-friendly utility for taking and editing screenshots. It can easily capture windows of non-rectangular form with customized and transparent backgrounds, including Aero Glass on Windows 7 and Vista. WinSnap adds eye-candy shadows, reflections, outlines, watermarks, color effects on the fly. Built-in image editor provides basic capabilities to annotate screenshots and make them talk.”