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#1 EncoMan

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Posted 31 May 2016 - 11:24 PM

Back in the days of Windows 95-to-98 I tried several screen capure apps.  I remember the
computer magazines alway rated Techsmith Snagit as the best.  I guess a lot of readers
liked this app, but it was a disaster for me.  Nothing worked right, it was a mess.

My favorite was Print Screen Deluxe until Windows XP came along.  When I dragged the
crosshairs to take a rectangular screenshot the results were not good.  The image captured
was always shifted left, right, up, or down.  It never captured the image inside the crosshairs!
Instead of contacting the author or posting about this problem I just stopped using Print
Screen.

I've got a couple of freeware screenshot apps that are ok, but they don't work perfectly all
the time.  Can someone recommend a good screen capture app, similar to the old Print Screen
Deluxe?



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Posted 01 June 2016 - 04:01 AM

You should have a look at Greenshot. It's Open Source Freeware.

 

http://getgreenshot.org/

 

Have a read here also: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-best-tools-creating-screenshots-compared/


Edited by saw101, 01 June 2016 - 04:03 AM.

Don’t worry about what people think. They don’t do it very often.


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Posted 02 June 2016 - 12:46 AM

I like the headline at getgreenshot.org:

"Way better intuitive control than Skitch or Snag-it. And it’s free."

My experience with open source is mixed.  It's usually extremely good or just plain awful.

I was an avid reader of several computer magazines when they were printed on paper.  Seems
like a million years ago.  I must have tried an early version of Snagit based on glowing reviews.
Not a single feature functioned properly!  After that, I never completely trusted "expert" opinions
about software.

I'll definitely try Greenshot.

Thank you saw101.



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Posted 02 June 2016 - 12:53 AM

You're most welcome EncoMan. Let us know how you like it when you get the chance.


Don’t worry about what people think. They don’t do it very often.


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Posted 02 June 2016 - 05:30 AM

I still use Print Screen Key , Paste in Powerpoint , save as Jpeg - then Edit in PhotoShop.

 

But even quicker with using Snap Function in Maxthon Browser Built in Addons , for past 2 years.

 

Whatever works in the end for the Indviduals needs.






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