Screenpresso

Screenpresso

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 9 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.5.1
File Size:
9.82MB
Date Added:
June 25, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
24,704
Downloads Last Week:
612
Product ranking:
#32 in Photo Editors
Additional Requirements:
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5

Editors' review

LearnPulse's Screenpresso comes in two versions, free and paid, but the freeware still offers more than the typical screen capture tool, free or not. It captures HD video as well as still images, and its built-in editor can stitch images together to capture scrolling action. A portable version is included, too. Screenpresso's hot keys and system tray menu make it as easy to use as most screen capture tools (such as the Snipping Tool in Windows) and easier than many -- thanks, in part, to its stylish, intuitive tools and PDF-based User Manual.

Screenpresso's download offered fully-installed and portable versions. We chose the installed version. Like most screen capture tools, Screenpresso stays in the background, but a widget-like panel called the "Workspace" appears when needed or when you right-click Screenpresso's system tray icon (left-clicking opens the Main Menu). The Workspace displays screen capture thumbnails, and its toolbar let us capture, edit, and publish (post online) our images and clips. We could drag and drop files to and from the history panel to editing tools, e-mail clients, and other programs, too.

But a screen capture tool earns its place in action, and Screenpresso doesn't disappoint. Capturing your screen is as easy as pressing the "Print Screen" key. Similar hot keys activate HD video and an attractive screenshot region tool with crosshairs. The system tray menu has a full set of controls and also accesses a tabbed preferences sheet for changing hot keys and many other options. The HD video screenshots are nice, though not optimized for movies, as Screenpresso points out. The freeware only captures sound from your microphone, but that's enough for making training videos, documentation, and similar applications. If you're still using the Snipping Tool or similar wares, then you should try Screenpresso.

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  • All Versions:

    4.6

    out of 9 votes

    • 5 star: 7
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 0
  • Current Version:

    2.0

    out of 1 votes

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

    "Not good for recording video"

    July 03, 2014   |   By MSLD

    Version: Screenpresso 1.5.1

    Pros

    Nice interface, easy to navigate
    Records sound

    Cons

    Video recordings are choppy and laggy
    Free version requires you to be connected to the internet

    Summary

    I got this software to make some screen recordings of some visuals I am making for a project in a program that doesn't have video output capability. I have a dedicated computer which runs special, show critical programs, and I don't like to connect it to the internet because I have to turn off the firewall for the applications to interact with one another and I fear the system will be compromised. Because the free version doesn't allow you to use it without being connected to the internet, I (unfortunately) purchased the program without trying out the free version first.
    Although the website advertises that it will "capture HD video" and "Record your screen in video," when you open the box to record, a little window pops up to tell you that Screenpresso is optimized for desktop recording, not videos.
    It records natively in it's own codec (SPV1) and then requires you to download a converter (FFMPEG) which turns the file into an MP4.
    It also gives you the option of using several other system codecs.
    In my experience, every one of them was choppy and laggy, regardless of frame rate settings, etc.
    So, I can't say whether this is a good tool to show a simple desktop tutorial or make a screencast, but if you want to record your screen for a video game, a visualizer, or anything movie-like or movement intensive, this might not be the program you are looking for.

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