Sniptool is a screen capture tool that lets you capture one or more selected areas on your desktop and save it with optional annotations.
ShareX is an open-source program that lets you take screenshots or screencasts of any selected area with a single key, save them in your clipboard, hard disk or instantly upload them to over 80 different file hosting services.
A new version of PicPick Portable has been released. PicPick is an all-in-one program, primarily system tray-based, that provides a full-featured screen capture tool, an intuitive image editor, a color picker, a color palette, a pixel-ruler, a protractor, a crosshair and even a whiteboard. It’s packaged in PortableApps.com Format so it can easily integrate with the PortableApps.com Platform. PickPick Portable is freeware for personal use only.
Here is a handy tip if you are using a Chromebook and need to perform a screen capture.
To do this, you have two options:
Hold down Ctrl + “Switch window” key to capture a full screenshot
Hold down Ctrl + Shift + “Switch window” key to capture a partial screenshot.
“Explain and Send Screenshots” is a browser extension (new to me) that gives you the ability to capture screenshots and to record video of your screen. Once the capture is performed, you can write text, crop an image and perform other functions in the editor that is built in (such as insert arrows, lines, and circles to point things out). I especially like the option of uploading my own images into the editor; which, is an option you do not typically see in these type of browser extensions.
I am still playing around with this extension; however, I can tell you the developer is top notch, for which I encourage you to explore some of his other browser extensions (that in my opinion are the best out there).
I’ve tried them all (Chrome Screenshot Browser Extensions)… This one (FireShot) is now under my review; and, so far, I really love it.
Here is why:
Take FULL webpage screenshots. Capture, edit and save them to PDF/JPEG/GIF/PNG, upload, print, send to OneNote, clipboard or email.
FireShot takes full web page screenshots. You can edit and annotate captures.
You can capture web pages entirely to PDF (with links) / JPEG / PNG files, print, or copy to clipboard. FireShot can work offline.
* NEW: send screenshots directly to Gmail.
“The Best Free Google Chrome Extension” by PCMAG.COM.
The screenshots are instant and produce no traffic.
### What you can do with FireShot:
✓ Capture full web pages entirely
✓ Capture only visible part of the page
✓ Capture selection
✓ Save screenshot to disk as PDF (with links), PNG, and JPEG
✓ Copy screenshot to clipboard
✓ Print screenshot
### A FREE upgrade is available. Activate it directly from the menu and:
✓ Capture specific elements, such as scrolling areas on web pages
✓ Capture all tabs in one click and save to single PDF
✓ Edit screenshot: crop, resize, add text and arrow annotations, blur areas and apply other effects
✓ Save screenshot to PDF files
✓ Save captures to disk as PDF, PNG, GIF, JPEG, BMP
✓ Send to OneNote (Pro version)
✓ Upload to Twitter, Google Picasa, Facebook, ImageShack, Flickr, EasyCaptures
✓ Copy screenshot to clipboard
✓ Print screenshot
✓ Export to external editor
If you use the Google Chrome Browser or own a Chromebook, you need to install the browser extension called Nimbus. This extension, to me, is hybrid in nature between a browser extension and an actual app. I can tell you it is the best, by far, screen and video capture extension (app) out there for Google Chrome and the Chromebook. The clips that you capture can be edited (with the built in editor) and stored locally on your computer or online (at Nimbus or Google Drive or Slack).
In summary, here is what Nimbus can do:
– Capture the whole web page or a required section of it
– Capture the whole browser window
– Capture the browser window of other programs
– Quick capture site fragment
– Create your own drawing or model from scratch
Record screencasts (video from screen)
– Record video from your screen/tab (Screencasts)
– Record video from other active program
– Customize your screen resolution and FPS
– You can draw on video
– Paste different patterns and text boxes to your screenshot
– Resize and crop your screenshot
– Add arrows and stickers to your screenshot
– Highlight text on your screenshot
Share screenshots and screencasts
– Save screenshots in: JPG and PNG
– Save screenshots and screencasts to Nimbus Note
– Send screenshots to Slack
– Save screenshots to Google Drive and Google Classroom
– Comment your screenshots and screencasts
Noticed a new version of PicPick on their site and thought I would give another shout-out for this program. This program is very good, is free and serves as an all-in-one program that provides full-featured screen capture, image editor, color picker, color palette, pixel ruler, protractor, crosshair and even whiteboard… PicPick is available as a Windows install or portable app.
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SOURCE: PicPick by NGWIN
I love screen capture programs and I can tell you that Snipaste is a keeper. Simply download either the 32bit or 64bit version, unzip the file, start the application and press F1 to start snipping. You can also press F3 to paste whatever it is you snipped into its’ own floating Windows. Due that this program is a little different than what I was accustomed to when it comes to screen capture utilities, there was a short learning curve involved. Once I conquered that, I was very impressed with Snipaste (especially, its’ on-the-fly editor) and see where it will increase my productivity; especially, when using images in my blog posts.
Due this program was a little different than what I was accustomed to when it comes to screen capture utilities, there was a short learning curve involved. Once I conquered that, I was very impressed with Snipaste (especially, its’ on-the-fly editor) and see where it will increase my productivity; especially, when using images in my blog posts.
Snipaste is an easy screen capture and image edition program, with the ability to detect windows and menus and supporting pixel-level control. Both captured images and various clipboard content can be pasted as a floating window to the desktop. Windows can be moved, organized into groups, saved to file, as well as basic editions like rotation, zoom, translucence etc.
The program can grab colors, supports themes and includes multi-screen support. The default keys (which can be customized) are F1 for Snip and F3 for Paste.