FastStone Capture

FastStone Capture

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 125 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.1
  • Total Downloads:
    351,857
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 20, 2012
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $19.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    2.43MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    629
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #30 in Photo Editors

Editors' Review

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FastStone Capture addresses the shortcomings common to screen-capture programs, and it packages the features and options you need in an easy-to-use interface that simplifies the most cumbersome tasks, including selecting just the parts you want to save, resizing and editing the image, selecting the file format and destination, writing captions, and naming and organizing the final results.

FastStone Capture's primary interface is a small floating task bar with a handful of easy-to-understand icons that activate the program's various methods of capturing screen images: active window, object, rectangle, freehand, full screen, scrolling window, and, for video capture, a screen recorder. Two other buttons select output options and program settings. The program also installs icons on the desktop and system tray. Clicking on an image in any of the capture modes opens the FastStone Editor, a speedy but basic image editor that has some drawing, painting, and effects capabilities. The ability to quickly and easily write and attach captions may be the standout feature. We also like the screen recorder for capturing onscreen video while preserving the context.

FastStone Capture functions quickly, smoothly, and unobtrusively. It downloads, installs, and opens without issues, and, should you decide not to keep it, it uninstalls cleanly without leaving behind any orphan files or folders. FastStone Capture is shareware; it's free to use for 30 days, after which you must purchase and register your copy. We recommend it for all user levels.

 
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User Reviews
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2 stars

"didnt catch sound"

June 08, 2012  |  By calm19

 |  Version: FastStone Capture 7.1

Pros

easy to use

Cons

maybe it is my fault but when i choose: record,it muted the pc sound. the video quality was bad and without a sound

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5 stars

"it great to use"

May 02, 2012  |  By bill6312911

 |  Version: FastStone Capture 7.1

Pros

has good features

Cons

could add more to it features

Summary

over all its simple to use

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5 stars

"Best capture program I have ever used"

April 30, 2012  |  By grizzzz217

 |  Version: FastStone Capture 7.1

Pros

Extra options even captures over sized screens

Cons

No cons that I can find so far

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4 stars

"easiest to use"

April 30, 2012  |  By MeanGenius

 |  Version: FastStone Capture 7.1

Pros

easiest to use
records screen
does good recording video off of screen

Cons

does not record speakers

Summary

I tried probably a dozen, this was the easiest to use. Good quality of recordings and reasonable file size. Options are not expansive and it would not record HD audio "from speakers". The price is relatively fair.

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3 stars

"Still not fixed"

April 30, 2012  |  By dangnad1

 |  Version: FastStone Capture 7.1

Pros

Choices and ease of use.

Cons

Still cannot capture just a scrolled frame in Firefox.

Summary

Ever since FF4 and IE8 Faststone Capture was just a shadow of its former self. It could not capture anything on scroll in either browser. Finally a new version 7 was released that was supposed to have solved the problem. I paid for the new v7 but the problem was only partially solved. It will capture a scrolled frame in FF7 but the red starting frame is still surrounds the whole browser and in addition to the scrolled frame it captures a "stutter" version of the rest. Now, all captures have to be cropped. It is very inelegant and kludgey and annoying. Version 7.1 didn't solve the problem.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.1
Version 7.1 enhanced the built-in screen recorder by adding pause or resume support and an option (for Vista, Windows 7 and 8 only) to record computer speakers (what you hear) directly.
General
Publisher FastStone Soft
Publisher web site http://www.faststone.org
Release Date April 20, 2012
Date Added April 20, 2012
Version 7.1
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.43MB
File Name FSCaptureSetup82.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 351,857
Downloads Last Week 629
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $19.95

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