Ashampoo Snap lets users take screenshots of Web pages, specific selections, or even entire desktops using its simple capture bar. Once captures are created, you can make changes such as adding elements, resizing, or rotating through an image editor. Snap 6 also allows for video and audio recording (via microphone), making production of video screencasts a cinch. Time-lapse video and interval snapshot features are other useful tools in creating video tutorials.
The latest edition of Ashampoo Snap, version 6, has added a multitude of features that have flesh out the screenshot program, but there are still some unaddressed issues from the last version--the overabundant pop-ups are still too much. Meant to "guide" new users, they end up feeling like a forced tutorial, especially if you already know what you are doing. For first-time users, the huge sets of instruction will no doubt be overwhelming.
There are also several positive changes: the capture bar can now be placed at a less obtrusive Top-Right position of the screen to prevent accidental captures; the new Color Picker feature is a welcome addition for image editors--you can now select color on your screenshot or anywhere on you desktop for editing or export to use on other editors like Adobe Photoshop; and MultiShot lets you take multiple screen caps in a row before editing--a great feature if you need to take shots of different windows.
The addition of instant uploading onto YouTube/Facebook and email is a boon to users working heavily with social media. Screenshots and videos can be directly uploaded to said sharing sites with a button click. However, be warned that there is no confirmation after the Share button is clicked, and the Save-to-File icon is right next to the Facebook/Youtube icon. One click that misses by a few inches could result in possibly embarrassing oversharing.
Ashampoo Snap 6 is available as 10-day trial and can be bumped to 40 days if you request a promotional code. The full version sells for $19.99. We recommend it to any users with who want to create and customize images and videos from their desktop.
Ashampoo Snap 11 captures anything you see on your screen as screenshots or videos. Multiple postprocessing features help you augment your screenshots with graphics, texts and effects to illustrate your point with a single image instead of long text descriptions. Whether you record videos, create your own tutorials or simply seek to share what you see with others, Ashampoo Snap 11's versatile tools have got you covered. But despite its rich feature set, the program only takes center stage when it's needed. Smart convenience functions, like multi-lingual text recognition, automatic numbering or in-place image editing, will save you considerable time and effort. Finished screenshots and videos can not only be stored locally but also sent or uploaded to cloud services for sharing. Video screen captures can be cut, merged and exported as individual episodes. Individual parts can also be instantly turned into web-friendly GIF animations. The program also captures images of full-screen games without loss of quality. This latest edition features a completely redesigned interface with self-explanatory text descriptions for all tools. Video and audio capturing has also been revised and further enhanced..