Making a convenient capture or partial
screen capture is the functionality, usually performed by average computer user
on a daily basis. Since the Windows built-in capabilities are lacking useful
features, the software market is full of the potential competitors, both free
and commercial utilities. Respectable website Gizmo’s
Freeware has nominated the program Screenshot Captor as the top in
the category Best Free Screen Capture Utility.
According to their review, Screenshot Captor supports multiple screens,
full screen, window, rectangular area, and fixed area captures from either hot
keys or from the programs menu. The cursor can be included or excluded. It’s
the only capture facility that can take a self-portrait. The software can
acquire images from a scanner. Once captured, the program can automatically do
the following to the image: keep, save, print, move to the clipboard, and
display in the built-in editor, email, or upload to hosting services. The
built-in editor is rich with features.
Why we like the program:
* It is developed by DonationCoder – respectable professional
developers of the free utilities from Champaign, IL, USA.
* You can easily take multiple screenshots and edit them at
the same time later.
* The software is fast and does not consume significant
* The software is user-friendly and self-explanatory.
* Multiple configurable options.
* Advanced multi-monitor support.
* Included well-designed scrolling capture tool.
* The software is portable and does not require installation
* The utility is still in active development, so there are
no outdated features and obsolete approaches.
What we do not like in the program:
Even using the portable version for the first time, you are
required to enter license. By developer’s wording:
“This program is FREE for personal use, and can be used forever,
without payment, but you must request a freeware license to continue using it
without nag messages. We do this so that we can encourage you to visit our site
at least once, and consider making a one-time donation, which grants you
lifetime membership on our site, with early access to our programs, special
access to our forums, discounts on award winning software, and many additional
If you disregard this request, the software will initialize
anyway. And the only disadvantage that every time you start it, you will see
the pop-up screen with notification that the license is temporary. Clicking OK
will be enough to get back to the utility.
Direct Download: http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Mouser/screenshotcaptor/downloads/ScreenshotCaptorPortable.zip