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Screen Grabber

By BlackBall Software Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
Though attractive and easy to use, Screen Grabber could certainly benefit from a higher degree of user customization. The program runs in the system tray and lets you take full-screen screenshots with one of two nonconfigurable hot keys. From there, you can crop the image, scribble on it freehand with a pen, or mark it up with arrows and notes. Annotations appear in appealing, semitransparent bubbles, and the program's zoom tool will help you improve your view when making edits. You can change the typeface used in notes, but you strangely cannot alter the thickness or color of lines drawn with the Pen tool. Nor can you tweak the appearance of arrows drawn with the Comment tool. The program consumes less memory than in the past, but it still eats up around 20MB when up and running. Screen Grabber best suits users who need a quick-and-dirty screenshot tool.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.0


Release November 7, 2008
Date Added June 7, 2005
Version 2.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 Server, Microsoft .Net Framework


Total Downloads 59,208
Downloads Last Week 11
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Developer's Description

Screen Grabber allows you to take screenshots with only a few mouse clicks. It integrates with the print screen button on your keyboard, or it activates from the system tray. With it, you can crop, comment, blur, magnify, freehand draw, or add speech bubbles to your images. Version 2.0 supports dual monitors, works on accelerated game images, and has a full-screen option, to include your system tray and taskbar in the screenshot. All work is archived and can be loaded later for re-editing. All common image formats are supported, and the application has customizable fonts and colors, reduced memory consumption, an optional floating toolbar, a new magnify and zoom tool, and a new speech bubble tool.