FastStone Capture User Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Amazing package in a small size"

    March 15, 2013  |   By JohnEastMan

    Version: FastStone Capture 7.4

    Pros

    It hides itself when you drag it to the top screen edge is my long awaited feature. Glad it finally comes in this version!!!

    Cons

    No version for Mac OS.

    Summary

    Easy to use, powerful and so fast.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "great, while it lasted!"

    March 13, 2013  |   By lyntone

    Version: FastStone Capture 7.3

    Pros

    It worked and then it stopped, they want to fleece me out of money!

    Cons

    it was to be free, but it isn't!

    Summary

    send me the free version, please!

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  • 3.0 stars

    "I lost it!"

    March 6, 2013  |   By lyntone

    Version: FastStone Capture 5.3

    Pros

    Worked great while I had it!

    Cons

    Only a trial version, the must purchase!

    Summary

    Is trhere a free version? Not a trial version?

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Caution! Comes Adware!"

    February 22, 2013  |   By WindyCityCitizen

    Version: FastStone Capture 7.3

    Pros

    Captures scrolling windows

    Cons

    Not worth the adware that came with it --which installed even though I indicated that I did not want any accompanying software

    Summary

    Caution! Downloaded this yesterday and it came with adware that hightlights key words on web pages which then become pop-up ads that are links to sales sites. Scans with Avasti and Malware Bytes didn't detect it, so it took a lot of investigating to figure out that the poblem was Coupon Capture: http://www.im-infected.com/adware/coupon-companion.html

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Works well"

    February 17, 2013  |   By earthshakergb

    Version: FastStone Capture 7.3

    Pros

    It is fairly easy to use, I like the built in editor for video. I have done a few tutorials for my photography group of FB.
    I am rather impressed.
    The quality is adequate when viewing full screen on FB

    Cons

    Only will output in wmv, not a real issue for what I do though.

    Summary

    I will probably spend the $19.95 for it.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent Video Capture for an insanely cheap price"

    January 11, 2013  |   By PepenKita

    Version: FastStone Capture 7.3

    Pros

    This program is small, light, and will do pretty much everything that Camtasia/Jing will do for a fraction of the price. You can set the frame rate, the screen area, and the quality and end up with stuff that's as good and probably better than what Camtasia/Jing will produce. For example you can set this to record at 10fps and low quality and end up with a video that's 4MB instead of 4GB! Or you can do the opposite and set this to record at 24FPS with high quality and end up with a much larger file. What I love is there's no conversion of the video required. The program automatically generates a WMV file which is easy to convert or directly upload to Youtube, unlike JING which requires Camtasia. Camtasia/Jing takes too long properly figure out. This program is a no brianer and I got it working as soon as I installed. If you want to edit the video use something else, this is, afterall, just a screen/video capture program.

    Cons

    None. Nada. Zip.

    Summary

    An excellent program that's not a resource hog. This does everything you need a screen capture program to do. You can do some basic video editing, but it's better to just use a dedicated program for that. It generate WMV files which are easy to upload to youtube and easy to convert. You can set so many options about the video recording from FPS, to quality, to the area you want recorded. This program also highlights the mouse cursor (which you can turn off in the options). For $20 this sure beats the pants out of more expensive software.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "A must-have, use everyday product for business"

    October 10, 2012  |   By gsbessin

    Version: FastStone Capture 7.3

    Pros

    Simple, fast, unobtrusive, powerful
    Flexible screen capture options
    Video recorder actually works and handles sound well
    The image editor isn't half bad considering one isn't even required
    Includes handy color picker and measurement tool
    Well supported with continual improvement and feature enhancements

    Cons

    Does what it does so well that you naturally push the envelope and find limitations. For example, image editing works well but, let's face it, this isn't Adobe Premiere.

    Summary

    I have been using this product since, I don't know, 2008? It works so well and so simply that I probably take more screenshots than I would have otherwise. It's indispensable for anyone creating presentations, documents, etc. I love it and convince all of my coworkers that they should get it. Support the little guy!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "This is a great software."

    October 1, 2012  |   By DutchBrown

    Version: FastStone Capture 7.3

    Pros

    Best program for I have found for acquiring images from a scanner.
    Love the screen capture and draw.
    Good with video.
    Well worth the money.

    Cons

    None, this is a very tight, well done program.

    Summary

    Get it, use it, love it!

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Very light, handy program"

    September 20, 2012  |   By Serene_eloquence

    Version: FastStone Capture 7.3

    Pros

    It is a light program, which can be interpreted as the files it produces are small in size (contrasting with the giant files other programs produce with the same quality); furthermore, the program itself is small in size. This makes it very attractive.

    The interface is relatively straightforward.

    Cons

    Cannot print screen in general during some modes, as the program blocks it.
    Otherwise it has it's own print screen program when in other modes.

    Summary

    If you want super super high quality I would recommend going to another program (eg. Camtasia) but this is very good for general usage - seeing as the file size output is so small for it's quality I would say it is fantastic. Camtasia tends to have very very large file sizes, a few gigabytes is relatively normal, whilst this can easily have files less than 100 mb.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "didnt catch sound"

    June 8, 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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