Screen Capture Utilities

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by FanJ, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. Pedro

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    For now Greenshot fits the bill for me. Fast, no window, a tray icon and shortcuts.
    The editor is simple but good enough for fast edits.
     
  2. compleo

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    Snipping tool is fine for basic captures,but i'm not able to take a full capture of a page that scrolls.Take this forum as an example,it scrolls so i'm not able to capture with the snipping tool because if i let go of the left mouse button to scroll down to get the full page the snipping tool closes.Is there a program that one can use to take a capture of the whole page that scrolls?
     
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    Have been using this for years:

    http://www.faststone.org/FSCaptureDetail.htm
     
  5. old school

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    ShareX here. It's really lightweight and has very interesting options to share catches both file and from the clipboard. It also has a small editor and is translated into many languages
     
  6. Hadron

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    I just tried this as I needed a screen capture that also included the cursor.
    It is very nice and also available in a portable download.

    Lots of features that I didn't explore. One that I noticed was Imgur support.
     
  7. mood

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    I am using Hypersnap, but after trying out ShareX for the first time i have the need to switch to ShareX ;)
    Regions can be captured with ease :thumb: and in overall i'm impressed.

    It was updated some days ago (Windows XP and Vista are not supported anymore):
    Share X v12.1.1 (March 25, 2018)
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    Changelog
    ShareX 12.1.1 - 2018-03-25
    • Bug fixes
    ShareX 12.1.0 - 2018-03-19
    • Upgraded .NET Framework version to 4.6.2. Because of this upgrade Windows XP and Windows Vista is not supported anymore. If you don’t have .NET Framework 4.5 or higher is installed, ShareX auto updater will not be able to show new update because we are using GitHub API to check for updates and they require TLS 1.2 now which is not supported with .NET Framework 4.0. For detailed information click here
    • We now have a vanity Discord invite link: https://discord.gg/ShareX
    • Added image editor autosize start mode, which will resize the window to fit the image. If the image is too big then window will be maximised
    • Added sticker tool
    • Added Blob Emoji sticker pack
    • Added these buttons to image editor, image menu
      • New image (Creates empty canvas)
      • Open image file
      • Insert image file
      • Insert image from screen
      • Crop image
      • Auto crop image (Removes same color sections from edges)
      • Add image effects (Allows you to apply various effects to whole image)
    • Added paste image/text button to image editor, edit menu
    • Added visual scroll bars for panning (by @L1Q)
    • Added resampling option to image size dialog
    • Added “Font size” option to step tool
    • Added “Use letters” option to step tool
    • Added confirm and cancel buttons to image editor crop tool, which will allow moving or resizing crop region before confirming
    • Show area info text in crop tool
    • Added image interpolation mode option to “Image (File)” and “Image (Screen)” tools
    • Added “Drop shadow color” option
    • Added “Auto close editor on task” option, for example if you click “Upload image” on image editor toolbar then editor will close automatically if this option is enabled
    • In image editor paste Ctrl + V also gonna check for image files addition to image
    • Holding Ctrl while using sticker tool will use last sticker instead of opening sticker picker
    • Holding Ctrl while using image file tool will use last image file instead of opening file dialog
    • Added image editor startup dialog when editor is opened from tools menu
    • Removed Greenshot image editor
    • Using authorization header authentication for Amazon S3 now instead of presigned URL, this change allows to support DigitalOcean Spaces
    • Added new Amazon S3 regions: China (Ningxia), EU (Paris)
    • Added DigitalOcean Spaces Amsterdam, New York and Singapore endpoints to Amazon S3 regions list
    • Allow to disable public-read ACL on files uploaded via Amazon S3 (by @sylveon)
    • Added random domain syntax support for Amazon S3 (by @sylveon)
    • Added option to remove file extensions on Amazon S3 uploads (by @sylveon)
    • If JPEG image contains orientation metadata then the image will be rotated automatically
    • Added “Show cursor” quick setting to main window and tray capture menu
    • Added auto crop to image effects window
    • Added size mode option to image watermark effect (by @RedMser)
    • In destinations menu, unauthorized uploaders will be shown as red. If user tries to upload to any of these destinations then destination settings window with selected uploader tab will be opened automatically
    • Added decode button to QR code encode picture box right click menu
    • Renamed “ownCloud” to “ownCloud / Nextcloud” to make it clear Nextcloud is supported
    • OwnCloud / NextCloud direct link option gonna use /preview link now instead of /download
    • Added random adjective %radjective and animal name %ranimal pattern for file naming similar to Gfycat naming which is: %radjective%radjective%ranimal
    • Added random line from a file %rf{filepath} pattern for file naming (by @AtlasTheBot)
    • Added $filename$ pattern for custom uploader arguments, it is only usable when custom uploader type is image, text or file
    • Support name patterns in custom uploader headers
    • Support escaping custom uploader URL syntax with \ character (by @ArsenArsen)
    • Added markdown copying options to also history window (by @stuntguy3000)
    • Update recorder devices to latest version
    • Added Google Translate button to OCR window (by @9joao6)
    • Added upload image and decode buttons to QR code window context menu
    • Make QR code input textbox multi line
    • Use UTF-8 for QR code encoding and restrict length to 2952 bytes
    • Make sure QR code output is square image
    • Using FluentFTP library now for FTP/FTPS uploads instead of deprecated System.Net.FtpClient library
    • Added /NORUN parameter support to ShareX setup which can be used together with /SILENT or /VERYSILENT to install ShareX silently without run it afterwards
    • Because of .NET Framework update now we can use built in Zip functions and no need to use 7-Zip library anymore, because of this change importing backups (.sxb files) from previous ShareX versions not gonna work because those were exported using 7z compression but you can extract them manually to Documents/ShareX folder yourself
    • Added .sxcu file association to Windows Store build (by @sylveon)
     
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  8. EASTER

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    Well, ole sentimental Windows soul that I am it's still the long long abandoned Windows 98 SRip32 still going strong as ever on this end.
     
  9. Mr.X

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    Captura - Capture Screen, WebCam, Audio, Cursor, Mouse Clicks and Keystrokes

    Captura.png

    Features:
    • Take ScreenShots
    • Capture ScreenCasts (Avi/Gif/Mp4)
    • Capture with/without Mouse Cursor
    • Capture Specific Regions, Screens or Windows
    • Capture Mouse Clicks or Keystrokes
    • Mix Audio recorded from Microphone and Speaker Output
    • Capture from WebCam.
    • Can be used from Command-line (BETA).
    • Available in multiple languages
    • Configurable Hotkeys

    https://github.com/MathewSachin/Captura
    https://mathewsachin.github.io/Captura/
     
  10. Mr.X

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    About portable version:
    In order to keep your settings in the same directory where Capture files are, create a shortcut pointing to Captura.UI.exe with cmd line argument, for example:
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    P:\Captura\Captura.UI.exe --settings P:\Captura\Settings
    or without sub-folder:
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    P:\Captura\Captura.UI.exe --settings P:\Captura
    It works really nice at least for my needs.

    Set the Frame Rate to 30 for less choppy/jerky playback, ymmv.
     
  11. EASTER

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    Hey, not bad. Looks to be a really ok program all in all. Thanks @Mr.X
     
  12. Mr.X

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    You are welcome.
     
  13. Rico

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    Snagit - What's really cool is the ability to do 'scrolling capture'
     
  14. Joxx

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    Did a search for it, looks like a super program.
     
  15. lolnothankyou

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    XnView is a photo viewer (my favorite one) but also offers some basic screenshot functionality.

    Captura looks very interesting :)
     
  16. Rasheed187

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    been using in the past years FastStone Capture (paid version):

    hxxps://xxx.majorgeeks.com/files/details/faststone_capture.html

    i also have tried some few other products but FastStone was IMO the best screen capture software...
     
  18. Mr.X

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    Agreed. But when it comes to screen recording its FS recorder is lousy, at least for me.
    I really liked Captura for this end.
     
  19. Mr.X

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  21. Mr.X

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    Very welcome.
     
  22. longshots

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    My demands are minimal in this area so I just use the "Capture Page" tool in Vivaldi. Gives me choice of full page or selecting a specific area. If I'm using Opera [because of VPN to escape the stupid Oz restrictions on accessing download sites] then the "Snapshot" utility also works well. These are both static captures but easier to use than editing a "Save Page As" download.
     
  23. EASTER

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    Vilvaldi is also my own browser of choice. Appreciate that mention of a screencap tool inside.

    Captura + ScreenToGif are screen grabbers I use in my Gif recording/editing interests and work like a charm, however wasn't aware Vilvaldi has it's own, built-in. Thanks
     
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