Gadwin PrintScreen

Gadwin PrintScreen


Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 325 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
5.3.1
File Size:
12.58MB
Date Added:
June 23, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/NT 4
Total Downloads:
737,182
Downloads Last Week:
1,253
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Excellent screen capture apps aren't hard to come by, but excellent free ones are. With sophisticated features at no cost, it's hard to reach higher than Gadwin PrintScreen. An attractive, easily navigated interface opens up a customization wonderland for users to decide default settings for shortcut key associations, capture preferences, and output.

For our purposes, the clicking and dragging regions is the clear choice. Misjudge your region's dimensions and Gadwin PrintScreen lets you readjust them without having to start over, something many commercial competitors don't do. Setting the app to automatically open each screen capture in your favorite viewer or editor makes up for the program's lack of built-in image editor, still achieving a seamless screen capture experience from start to finish that grabs and delivers shots just where you want them.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.2

    out of 325 votes

    • 5 star: 180
    • 4 star: 91
    • 3 star: 15
    • 2 star: 11
    • 1 star: 28
  • Current Version:

    1.3

    out of 3 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 1 stars

    "TERRIBLE now"

    August 13, 2014   |   By photopest

    Version: Gadwin PrintScreen 5.3.1

    Pros

    It works is best I can say

    Cons

    Had previous version, worked great, flexible. New version allows only PNG file save. Took forever to find where it saved the grab. It wasn't broke and didn't need fixing.

    Summary

    Older version way better

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  • 2 stars

    "Used to be great. Now crashes all the time."

    July 20, 2014   |   By ecoV

    Version: Gadwin PrintScreen 5.3.1

    Pros

    Great features,used to work fine.

    Cons

    kept dropping settings for a while, had to tweek the registry. Now, plain and simple, crashed whenever trying to use it. I'm on Windows 7 64 bits. Will move to another solution.

    Summary

    Was well made. Older version was perfect, newer ones buggy. Get something esle.

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  • 1 stars

    "do NOT buy the Pro version"

    July 18, 2014   |   By tellesadilson

    Version: Gadwin PrintScreen 5.3.1

    Pros

    - easy to use
    - very productive for people who needs to take a lot of printscreens

    Cons

    - Some small bugs (floating widget appears sometimes even if it is configured to not appear)
    - The Professional version has no support. Sent a couple of emails 20 days ago and opened some tickets in their support area and I never received an answer. Use the free version, but DO NOT BUY the Professional version. It not worth it.

    Summary

    Overall the software is good, but this company does not respect their customers.
    If they only answered their emails I would indicate this for everyone, but if you do now want to be ignored, do NOT buy software from Gadwin company.

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent Freeware Application"

    March 30, 2014   |   By BearPuppy

    Version: Gadwin PrintScreen 5.0.3

    Pros

    Ease of use;
    Straight forward instructions / operation;
    Can leave it as a TSR (always loaded) or exit after use; and
    Can automatically link to an editor directly after capture.

    Cons

    None that I've found.

    Summary

    This is your basic one-trick pony. Which is just fine with me. I don't need a built-in editor, if I want to edit the shot, I'll select to do it then. For the occasional screen shot that I need, this is the perfect app: one button, one screen shot with excellent quality.

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  • 2 stars

    "ok if you don't know any better"

    February 15, 2014   |   By nenbelg

    Version: Gadwin PrintScreen 5.0.1

    Pros

    simple, easy

    Cons

    no editing, annotation

    Summary

    nothing compare's to http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Mouser/screenshotcaptor/ that is still free for personal use ..
    includes all kinds of capture including scrolling windows
    comes with extensive editor including clipart library and all features you can dream of.

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  • 4 stars

    "Works as advertised"

    February 15, 2014   |   By bormanator

    Version: Gadwin PrintScreen 5.0.1

    Pros

    Free
    Easy to install
    Easy to use
    Fast startup

    Cons

    none so far

    Summary

    I don't use this much but it is handy when I need it. You can select the area to print or the whole screen. You can tell it where to store files.

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  • 3 stars

    "No Longer Free"

    February 09, 2014   |   By Basuto9

    Version: Gadwin PrintScreen 5.0.1

    Pros

    It IS a good program.

    Cons

    "Excellent screen capture apps aren't hard to come by, but excellent free ones are."
    Unfortunately, it appears "free" is past-tense, CNet - it now costs $30. I think I'll keep my old actually-free-one. Nothing against Gadwin for wanting to make some money, but I don't think it's suddenly worth $30.

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  • 4 stars

    "Came packed with bloatware and browser hijackers"

    January 09, 2014   |   By andria99

    Version: Gadwin PrintScreen 4.7

    Pros

    Gadwin is a good program for screenshots

    Cons

    This install came packed with garbage that screwed up IE, FF, and Chrome. Added at least two add-ons to each browser that underlined links, added promo banners to websites, etc. Won't be downloading from CNET again.

    Summary

    I thought downloading from CNET was safe. After a download and a very careful install, all my browsers had SPAMmy add-ons that were difficult to uninstall and two other programs were installed. Not happy.

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  • 4 stars

    "Works great!"

    November 29, 2013   |   By dragon789wv

    Version: Gadwin PrintScreen 4.7

    Pros

    Captures screen based on you defining parameters of what you want to capture. Works great and easy to use. Can specify what folder to place output, gives option of "forget it" as well as lets you see what parameters you drew.

    Cons

    It had been a couple weeks, but I think you have to specify Custom install. Do NOT allow their standard or quick install.

    I really wish CNET would STOP trying to front-end every piece of software with all of its stuff when we download from CNET - toolbar and changing home page. Really ticks me off that CNET prostitutes itself this way.

    Summary

    I've been using Gadwin fro some time and it's always been good and works, except for a brief period where one version didn't allow me to specify parameters on what to capture.
    Be careful on Installation and always pick Custom!!!

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  • 3 stars

    "Capture Escapes"

    August 23, 2013   |   By flight93

    Version: Gadwin PrintScreen 4.7

    Pros

    Good when it works.

    Cons

    It's a bit unstable as it fails to capture on some attempts.

    Summary

    I switched to a different software as I need one more that is reliable.

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