Screen Capture software
Discussion started by Katie Lantz-Phillips , on 25 February 03:43 PM

What do you folks use? I've been using a free google app for web-based captures, but I'd like a bit better tool and I need one that I can take screen shots of off-line programs such as MS Word.

Anybody use a good one?I also use SnagIt and it works OK, but I thought I'd ask around. Thanks and sorry for x-post. I may ask this elsewhere. 

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Frank W. Gesinski
Try Jing, they have a free version that I have used for some time and find it's really good. They have both a Mac and a PC version:

http://www.techsmith.com/jing-features.html
Monday, 27 February 2012 18:00
 
Kiki Diven
How about Adobe Captivate 5.5? They call it a zoom feature.

http://help.adobe.com/en_US/captivate/cp/using/WS5b3ccc516d4fbf351e63e3d119e9582190-7fd0.html
Monday, 27 February 2012 12:30
 
Katie Lantz-Phillips
Oh wait. I think that I misread Bruce's post. I'd actually like to capture a shot of the entire screen and then "magnify" one portion of it, like a call-out. I've seen some screen capture tools that can do this, and Photoshop may, but I sure cannot remember how to do it right now! Off to go learn it...
Sunday, 26 February 2012 19:20
 
Katie Lantz-Phillips
Great! Thanks for your replies. I'd actually like to find one with the magnifying glass and forgot to mention this in my initial post. I am pleased that Gadwin PrintScreen has this feature. I'll check out the others, too.
Sunday, 26 February 2012 18:59
 
Bruce Poropat

The best screen capture software I've used is Gadwin PrintScreen. You can set it to capture the
whole screen, the active window, or an area you specify by drawing a window (with the aid of a "magnifying glass"). It captures to the windows clipboard, or you can save the file as a jpg, png, etc. I usually paste from the clipboard into a graphics editor for fine tuning (Gimp, PaintShop Pro, or Photoshop, depending).

It's freeware!

They also make a "Pro" version, which I've never used. It adds image editing and annotation for $25, with heavy discounts for multiple licenses.

Saturday, 25 February 2012 22:29
 
Rosario Durao
It's not expensive, though, and it's got a lot of useful features.
Saturday, 25 February 2012 19:46
 
James Hess
In the current economy it depends on what you can afford. SnagIt works, but I have found problems wth resolution.
Saturday, 25 February 2012 19:37
 
Rosario Durao
I use FastStone Capture and I like it, though it's not freeware.
Saturday, 25 February 2012 18:09