CaptureScreen

CaptureScreen

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 7 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0.4396
  • Total Downloads:
    43,423
  • Date Added:
    January 18, 2012
  • File Size:
    640.13KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    38
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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We've seen quite a few screen capture utilities, and although most of them are pretty similar, occasionally these programs have features that set them apart from the competition. CaptureScreen is one such program; although it's not quite as easy to use as some other applications we've seen, it does offer features that we don't think we've come across in similar programs.

CaptureScreen's interface is plain, consisting of a resizable, transparent rectangle. For basic screenshots, users simply drag the rectangle over the portion of the screen they wish to capture, right-click on it, and select Capture from the menu. Unlike many similar programs, CaptureScreen does not allow users to capture particular windows, but it's easy enough to do this by simply selecting the desired window within the interface. What really sets CaptureScreen apart is what it allows users to do with screenshots after the fact. Users can mix multiple captures together, or mix captures with preexisting images. There are also settings for brightness, contrast, and color, as well as RGB controls and grayscale and inversion options. Additionally, the program provides users with a handful of special effects, including a psychedelic effect, embossing, and selective grayscale and transparency. The program's HTML Help file gives detailed examples of the program's features. If you typically use screen captures for utilitarian purposes--troubleshooting software errors, for example--most of these features will likely be of little use. But for those who have more artistic ambitions for their screenshots, CaptureScreen is a fun choice.

CaptureScreen comes as a ZIP file. It's accessible after extraction with no need for installation. We recommend this program to all users.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Complex Simplicity"

August 27, 2011  |  By OldeFart

 |  Version: CaptureScreen 1.9.4118

Pros

Very user friendly.. So simple a cave woman (or man) could do it.

Cons

Having a whale of a time trying to figure out how to add picture to picture.

Summary

Before CaptureScreen 1.9.4118, I used another screen grab product that I thought was quite simple then I tried CaptureScreen.. Very intricate process to work so simply. I now use CS full time (and my old one as back-up) and am just now experimenting with the varied bells and whistles.. I do find it beyond simple concerning other options such as adding an image to a finished captured picture, to me this is a great option, but I can't seem to figure it out and the instructions aren't that informative but I've just began so I know I'll get this down quickly and why not? Everything else is user friendly on this wonderful program. Highly recommended.

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5 stars

"Screen Capture"

February 03, 2011  |  By davidroper

 |  Version: CaptureScreen 1.9.4039

Pros

A little more keystrokes t capture the screen area but the features are many abd it;s only 700 bytes or so. It's a No install exe file. Just run it.

Cons

can't think of any

Summary

Small powerful Screen capture utility that you should get now. Seriously.

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2 stars

"Effective But Complex"

September 19, 2007  |  By 1consultant1

 |  Version: CaptureScreen 1.5.2

Pros

Does capture the screen, but it is complex.

Cons

I prefer Screen Grab Pro Version 1.5, which is also free

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5 stars

"Excellent!"

July 30, 2007  |  By CaptainStern

 |  Version: CaptureScreen 1.4.2

Pros

It's simple and does exactly what I need it to. I love the transparent window!

Cons

I have nothing bad to say about it.

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3 stars

"Still Prefer Screen Grab Pro"

July 23, 2007  |  By 1consultant1

 |  Version: CaptureScreen 1.4.2

Cons

I still prefer Screen Grab Pro, which is also free at Download.com.

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3 stars

"Good, Not Great"

July 01, 2007  |  By 1consultant1

 |  Version: CaptureScreen 1.3.2

Pros

Works, but takes some learning.

Cons

I prefer Screen Grab Pro Version 1.5.

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3 stars

"Future Ref. Only"

May 25, 2007  |  By 1consultant1

 |  Version: CaptureScreen 1.2.2

Pros

I didn't download because doesn't list Vista in "Requirements."

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0.4396
In version 2.0.4396, by double-click you can now open with CaptureScreen an image (with or without window's borders). Multi-level Undo and Redo are now available. A better method to get thumbnail is available with this version. A Hotkeys list (custom) is saved when closing CaptureScreen.
General
Publisher Patrice Zwenger
Publisher web site http://patrice-zwenger.net46.net/my_programs.html
Release Date January 14, 2012
Date Added January 18, 2012
Version 2.0.4396
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows, Windows Me, Windows 7
Additional Requirements .NET Framework 2.0
Download Information
File Size 640.13KB
File Name CaptureScreen.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 43,423
Downloads Last Week 38
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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