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DuckCapture

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We love screen-capture utilities, perhaps because they can be both incredibly useful and a lot of fun. DuckCapture promised to be one of the better ones we've tried, and we were especially excited about checking out its autoscroll feature. Unfortunately, DuckCapture wasn't all we had hoped. It works well for the most part; but for us, it had one fatal flaw.

The program has a straightforward interface, with icons that users can click to select the region, window, full screen, or scrolling page that they want to capture. The scrolling feature is especially cool; click on a long Web page that you want to capture, and DuckCapture will automatically scroll down and capture the entire thing. Once the capture is done, users can annotate it, copy it to the clipboard, print it, or even share it on Minus, a file-sharing Web site. Ostensibly, users can also save their captures as images, but that's where we ran into problems. Try as we might, we could not successfully save any of our screen captures. We tried saving them as different file types and in different locations, but when we went to open them, they weren't there. A search of our machine indicated that we hadn't inadvertently saved them to some obscure directory; they had just vanished. This is obviously a major problem for a screen-capture utility, and one that we're at a loss to explain. The program has no Help file to speak of, so we weren't able to take any troubleshooting steps. There are workarounds--we were able to upload our captures to Minus and then save them to our computer--but that's obviously not how we'd prefer to do things. Overall, we think that DuckCapture has a lot of potential, but we'll probably stick to other utilities that reliably work for us.

DuckCapture installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program with reservations.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "I can't believe it's free!"

    February 28, 2014  |   By edstak

    Version: DuckCapture 2.7

    Pros

    My PC has Windows 8.1 pro x64 and I have tried the most expensive screen capture software around the world and all of them just failed. DuckCapture version 2.7 worked fine, captured scrolling WebPage flawlessly with chrome browser. My sadness gone away!

    Cons

    The software doesn't include a image editor.

    Summary

    Very Good software!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I know no other programs that can do this!"

    August 7, 2012  |   By matt_singleton

    Version: DuckCapture 2.7

    Pros

    The pros are simple: this program allows you to take screen shots of much more than what's on your screen! You capture all the contents that you can scroll through! It makes for an interesting picture for really long webpages.

    Cons

    not much.

    (one exception: read summary below-it took me a little while to figure that out, and until I did figure it out, I thought the program didn't work!)

    So I guess the instructions could clarify this, that would have helped me a lot. But it's still a uniqu program.

    Summary

    Just a word of advice: for capturing a long webpage, just click the left mouse button once when you're ready to capture the page, and then don't move the mouse again until it's done. There may be several seconds after you press the mouse button in which it appears to be doing nothing at all, but just don't do anything (that includes moving the mouse!) until it has scrolled all the way to the bottom of the page on its own, and has opened up the dialog box asking you what you want to do with the image file.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "WHOLE WEB PAGE CAPTURE"

    April 12, 2012  |   By SUNSAVERQUEST

    Version: DuckCapture 2.7

    Pros

    FULL WEB PAGE CAPTURE

    Cons

    NOT DO I KNOW OF FOR NOW

    Summary

    SIMILAR TO SCREENHUNT AND MIGHT BE BETTER

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