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Free Screen Capture

By Free Picture Resizer Free Editors' Rating
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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 10, 2015

Free Screen Capture lets you take screenshots of either all or part of your screen and then edit them. Once you've got your image looking the way you want, you can quickly save it to reference later or to share with friends and colleagues.

Pros

Easy access: Free Screen Capture sits minimized in your system tray. Anytime you want to use it, just right-click on the icon you find there and choose the kind of capture you want to perform. If you opt for the fullscreen, the app will capture the image automatically and immediately open an editing window. If you select the region option, you'll see crosshairs appear on the screen, and you only have to click and drag to select the part of the screen you want.

Multiple editing windows: You can have as many editing windows open at a time as you want with this software. That means that you don't automatically have to discard one image when you decide to take another, and it makes it easier to compare two shots or to create a sequence of screenshots that flow together.

Cons

No Support: There is no Help or Support feature available for this software. While the controls are clear enough, it would be helpful to have some sort of reference to consult in case you run into trouble.

No saving prompts: When you click to close an editing window that contains an unsaved image, the window will just close without asking you if you'd like to save the changes. This makes it easy to accidentally discard images you wanted to keep.

Bottom Line

Free Screen Capture is easy to access and use, and the fact that you can have multiple editing windows open at once is a nice bonus.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.0

General

Release July 7, 2016
Date Added February 2, 2015
Version 1.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 10, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 173,902
Downloads Last Week 70
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Developer's Description

Free Screen Capture is a great tool to capture still images from your screen published by Free Picture Solutions. It is a simple and very small app yet powerful in its field of operation. Once you open by clicking the icon, it will show a tray icon and will remain there. No UI for the main app is available. To capture an image please right click on the tray icon and choose "Capture". Here you can select a region or whole screen for capturing image. If you select "Full Screen" it will capture a screenshot of your current screen and the app will pop up after that. This app is an image editor too. Because when it appears containing your captured image, you can see many image editing tools there. You can draw line, rectangle, circle and by using pencil tool you can draw any shape you like. A text can also be added to the image and with highlight tool you can highlight it. Image rotation is also available for the image. One of the most useful image editing tools is "Obfuscate". It pixelates a custom region on the image and this is very useful for not displaying a part of an image. The key features of Free Screen Capture are: Capture full screen or custom region images of your PC screen; Edit your captured image in a complete image editing environment; Draw line, rectangle, circle and free shapes; Very small and compatible with all versions of Microsoft Windows.