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FireShot for Internet Explorer

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    Nov. 27, 2008
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Editors' Review


Quickly and easily grab screenshots and edit them with this handy Internet Explorer add-on. Although it's lacking a few of the niceties included with the version for Firefox, this freeware is still impressive.

FireShot for Internet Explorer places a nondescript button on your toolbar. The button contains a drop-down menu with options for editing and capturing screenshots, and accessing your preferences. But unlike the Firefox version, it does not include a status bar shortcut icon, which was nice for one-click access to buttons for editing, uploading, copying, and e-mailing captured screenshots. During our first go-around, we clicked the toolbar button. A nag screen harassed us each time we clicked a command. Our screenshot instantly appeared in a separate window that contained options for uploading, exporting, and saving the image. We especially loved the options for cropping, adding text, and drawing on the screenshot. Each editing feature was very easy to understand and to operate.

The editor and style and placement settings under the Options menu took a little time to figure out, and a Help file would have definitely been a nice addition. Still, we found this to be a very capable program, suitable for intermediate users and above. If you're a blogger, this free tool is a great way to add customized screenshots to your posts.

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User Reviews

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1 stars

"Piece of crap"

September 14, 2009  |  By ikeeptime

 |  Version: FireShot for Internet Explorer 0.61


None. cant think of one


Causes my browser to crash


Great concept; lousy execution. When it did work it only captured part of an image and a lot of the black border. When not in use caused WinXP to close my browser with warnings of suspect add-on or unsafe program. Find another screen shooter.

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2 stars

"Super Disappointed w/IE version"

May 03, 2009  |  By SamFreedom

 |  Version: FireShot for Internet Explorer 0.61


It's fine with small to mid-size screenshots but see my main "con" below.


I can't believe this only works from the toolbar and not the context menu. As a result, I cannot yet find a way to take page size screenshots without Fireshot's drop-down box options being caught in the screenshot, too.


There's other screenshot programs out there to explore. I like the features and general ease of us with this one but why limit yourself to less than full power if you can find another program that does it all without interfering with the large images?

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4 stars

"Excellent Program"

January 06, 2009  |  By ds20

 |  Version: FireShot for Internet Explorer 0.61


It does just what they say and does it well. Uninstall included.


Works only from the FireShot toolbar in IE, not from the context menu as with Firefox.

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Full Specifications

Publisher SmartSoft Team
Publisher web site http://screenshot-program.com
Release Date November 27, 2008
Date Added November 27, 2008
Version 0.61
Category Browsers
Subcategory Internet Explorer Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size 3.8MB
File Name fireshot-install.exe
Total Downloads 51,055
Downloads Last Week 116
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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