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Not picture perfect

Works, but the tools are awkward and your system could run slower.

ScreenShot does exactly what its name suggests; it takes screenshots of whatever's in view and turns them into JPEG images. Aside from its drab interface, our computer was sluggish while the program was active.

It seems that not a lot of time and energy was spent on the program's user interface. Once accessed, a small window appears on your desktop that haphazardly displays instructions, the most recent screenshot, and a cluster of buttons for editing the image. You can crop the screenshot, but the crop tool is awkward. Like any other crop tool, you have to drag the rectangle with your mouse to size it, but once you release the mouse, the rectangle disappears. Beyond that, we were able to save the image to our desired location without any issues. Sending the image via e-mail was a pain because it required us to enter the URL for our e-mail location. We found it easier to attach and send the image file from our e-mail account instead of using the program.

On a final note, while we tested the program, our computer ran noticeably slower. Despite ScreenShot's ample trial period, we recommend you skip it for a more awkward, not to mention better looking, screenshot utility. After uninstalling the program, we found that it left an extra file on our PC.

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