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Easy Screen Capture And Annotation

By MindGems Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Dec 22, 2009

Easy Screen Capture And Annotation takes shots of open windows on your computer. You can save the screen shots as virtually any type of image file, resize them, and add text, shapes, and other highlights.

Easy Screen has a clean, visually appealing interface. The program includes many useful features, such as the ability to e-mail screen shots directly from the interface. There's a highlight feature in which you can drag a box over parts of the capture for emphasis. You also can add text boxes and balloons to your captures. You can save your captures as JPEGs, PDFs, and PSD (Photoshop) files, which is useful for creating PowerPoint presentations, Web pages, and printed material. It's great that the program has so many added features, but unfortunately, it doesn't do its job very well. It took a visit to the Help file just to figure out how to grab a screenshot. The Help manual's instructions are overly wordy and rambling. It turns out that a convoluted keyboard shortcut is required to capture screenshots, a cumbersome process. There's no easy one-click way to grab a shot, a functionality that most screen-capture programs include, nor is there any other option listed in the program's menus.

This is a 15-day trial version of Easy Screen Capture And Annotation. The visual design of this program is good, and the added features are nice to have, but the process of grabbing the screenshots should be easier and give you more choices.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.0

Version 3.0:
  • Added: Full Unicode Support - you can now add annotations in multiple languages simultaneously
  • Added: Aero theme transparent windows screen capture
  • Added: Better Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 compatibility
  • Added: Smoother callouts painting - removed artifacts on high zoom levels
  • Added: Improved capture control or windows highlighting in "Control or Window" mode
  • Added: Capture color tray notification
  • Added: Save transparent background when exporting to PNG
  • Added: Click the tray icon to perform the selected capture operation.
  • Added: Toolbar button to perform the selected capture operation.
  • Fixed: Photobucket password settings were lost in rare cases
  • Fixed: Photobucket issues
  • Fixed: Image size information updated on fit
  • Fixed: Resize canvas to fit all object, vertical size issue fixed

General

Release June 15, 2014
Date Added June 15, 2014
Version 3.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 12,227
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

Easy Screen Capture and Annotation will capture and annotate any part of the screen. The main goal of the product is to speed up the capture and editing process saving you valuable time by automating repetitive tasks. Selecting a region directly on the screen or pointing only a menu, window or control at the moment of capture is just one of those features that will accelerate your workflow. Easily create explicit and stylish captures by editing the captured images and also adding descriptions using text balloons (callouts), arrows and other objects.

The assignable keyboard hotkeys let you capture the screen instantaneously at any point of your work. A rich and intuitive interface provides you with the common features available in the leading image processing products. Those include cropping, resizing, painting, drawing shapes, filling with colors, different image effects, transparency, shadows and many more. You have the power of image processing software and a screen capture utility in a single lightweight product. It will help you to create dazzling captures with as little effort as possible and save them in all known popular image formats. The product is easy for the novice users, and yet powerful enough for the advanced ones.