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FastStone Capture

By FastStone Soft Free to try Editors' Rating

Key Details of FastStone Capture

  • Capture anything on your PC screen and draw annotation objects
  • Last updated on 04/10/20
  • There has been 1 update within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Aug 19, 2009

FastStone Capture addresses the shortcomings common to screen-capture programs, and it packages the features and options you need in an easy-to-use interface that simplifies the most cumbersome tasks, including selecting just the parts you want to save, resizing and editing the image, selecting the file format and destination, writing captions, and naming and organizing the final results.

FastStone Capture's primary interface is a small floating task bar with a handful of easy-to-understand icons that activate the program's various methods of capturing screen images: active window, object, rectangle, freehand, full screen, scrolling window, and, for video capture, a screen recorder. Two other buttons select output options and program settings. The program also installs icons on the desktop and system tray. Clicking on an image in any of the capture modes opens the FastStone Editor, a speedy but basic image editor that has some drawing, painting, and effects capabilities. The ability to quickly and easily write and attach captions may be the standout feature. We also like the screen recorder for capturing onscreen video while preserving the context.

FastStone Capture functions quickly, smoothly, and unobtrusively. It downloads, installs, and opens without issues, and, should you decide not to keep it, it uninstalls cleanly without leaving behind any orphan files or folders. FastStone Capture is shareware; it's free to use for 30 days, after which you must purchase and register your copy. We recommend it for all user levels.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 9.3

Enhanced Draw tools:
  • Added Indent option to Highlighter.
  • Added Shape option to Line Highlighter.
  • Added Bracket tool.
  • Added Blur tool.
  • Improved image quality of Magnifier.

General

Release April 10, 2020
Date Added April 10, 2020
Version 9.3

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 454,299
Downloads Last Week 421
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Developer's Description

FastStone Capture is a lightweight, yet full-featured screen capture tool that allows you to easily capture and annotate anything on the screen including windows, objects, menus, full screen, rectangular or freehand regions and even scrolling windows/Web pages.

You can choose to send captures to editor, file, clipboard, printer, e-mail, and Word or PowerPoint document or upload them to your website. Editing tools include annotating (texts, arrowed lines, and highlights), resizing, cropping, sharpening, watermarking, applying edge effects and many more. It also allows you to record screen activities and sound into highly compressed video files. FastStone Capture saves files in BMP, GIF, JPEG, PCX, PNG, TGA, TIFF, and PDF formats.