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A good screen capture tool is pretty much an essential Windows accessory, and Microsoft's built-in Snipping Tool does a pretty good job, though it's a bit basic and also awkward to use at times. Capture View from GXDevelopment is indeed a good screen capture tool that can also capture directory contents, menus, pop-ups, and even running applications whether they're shown, hidden, or minimized. It has some useful extras, such as a timer delay feature and a suite of frequently used image-editing tools like cropping, resizing, and watermarking tools and grayscale conversion. To top it off, it's free.

We installed Capture View and clicked its desktop shortcut. The program opened with a Windows-style interface with a transparent main view, showing what was behind it, and an Aero-style toolbar with a mixed suite of unique icons and drop-down file menus. We dragged the boundary of the Capture View window over our desktop background picture and clicked Capture, which triggered a camera shutter sound. We saved the image to the desktop and opened it: a perfect copy of the capture field. Next we clicked Type/Desktop Capture and clicked Capture again. The program captured our entire wide-screen desktop, not just the visible portion. Next we clicked Application Capture, chose Normal Method (you can specify methods, too) and selected our Outlook Inbox from a drop-down list of running applications. Capture View recorded an image of our entire Inbox, even though Outlook was minimized to the desktop; that's pretty cool, and something the Snipping Tool can't do. Capture View's Directory Capture setting took a snapshot of a directory without opening it, too. The transparency and color options worked well, and having basic image-editing tools instantly accessible through the toolbar saves tons of time over opening an outside photo editor or graphics tool.

Capture View is the most versatile and capable screen capture tool we've ever used. The fact that it's free makes it a no-brainer; it blows the competition off the screen.

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2 stars

"Overly complex, unintuitive GUI, poorly documented"

October 15, 2011  |  By gunnergoz

 |  Version: Capture View 5.4


Free - but you get what you pay for!


Fails to save your snaps unless you do something that is not readily pointed out when you install and run the software.


I installed this to capture important one-time documents for a government application form - once the documents were closed, no more access to the page data was possible. I took snaps of the pages that I needed and when I went to find them on the HD, I discovered that Capture View did not save them automatically and simply dumped the files - worse yet, they were not even dumped into the Windows Recycle Bin. I had totally lost the information that I had installed this specifically to grab, because they did not save anything automatically like most screen grab software does! I'd never recommend this program to anyone who needs a serious screen saver for documentation and archival purposes.

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4 stars

"Very Cool Product"

February 18, 2011  |  By jlatteo

 |  Version: Capture View 5.4


Easy to use, capture in various image formats


don't see any


great software!

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3 stars

"Very good product"

February 13, 2011  |  By Tburg2

 |  Version: Capture View 5.4


I use it often


It doesn't allow copying of a full web page.



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5 stars

"Easy to use. Big help developing training presentations"

February 13, 2011  |  By buckleyrg

 |  Version: Capture View 5.4


Simple and versatile. Easy-to-use tool for presentations, proposals, etc.


Program doesn't appear automatically on the Start menu


I'm really glad I found and downloaded this.

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Full Specifications

Publisher GXDevelopoment
Publisher web site http://gxdevelopment.com
Release Date February 11, 2011
Date Added February 11, 2011
Version 5.4
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
Download Information
File Size 4.31MB
File Name CaptureView4.zip
Total Downloads 23,338
Downloads Last Week 22
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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