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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


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


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


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


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.


can't think of any


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


Does capture the screen, but it is complex.


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

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5 stars


July 30, 2007  |  By CaptainStern

 |  Version: CaptureScreen 1.4.2


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


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


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

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3 stars

"Good, Not Great"

July 01, 2007  |  By 1consultant1

 |  Version: CaptureScreen 1.3.2


Works, but takes some learning.


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


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

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Full Specifications

Publisher Patrice Zwenger
Publisher web site
Release Date January 14, 2012
Date Added January 18, 2012
Version 2.0.4396
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None
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File Size 640.13KB
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Total Downloads 44,731
Downloads Last Week 15
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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