Screenshots

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jul 14, 2011

Screen-capture utilities come in a lot of different flavors; some are so basic that they're barely useful, while others are jam-packed with complex features. SnapShot is a program that doesn't go to either extreme. It has plenty of useful tools and options, but it's still simple enough to master within a minute or two.

The program's interface is plain, with a viewing area in which you can see your most recent screen capture and a few menus across the top that give you access to the program's settings. SnapShot uses hot keys to let you capture the entire screen, the active window, or a specific area of the screen that you can select with the mouse. Once the image is loaded in SnapShot, you can copy it to the clipboard, send it to Paint or an image editor, e-mail the image, or upload it using FTP. There are plenty of ways to customize SnapShot's behavior: you can specify the default image editor, have the program hide its taskbar button, and automatically save captured images to a specific directory. You can also select JPEG quality and select from seven different file types for saving or sending images. The program doesn't have a Help file per se, but it does come with a ReadMe file that that contains basic notes about its usage. Overall, we found SnapShot to be easy to work with and we were quite happy with its performance. Anyone seeking a simple screen-capture utility should give it a try.

SnapShot comes as a ZIP file but installs and uninstalls without issues.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.0.6

Version 1.0.6: Hotkeys (shortcuts to capture screenshots) are now configurable. Compatibility fix for Win 8, Win 2008 servers and 64 bit machines.

General

Release February 17, 2013
Date Added February 17, 2013
Version 1.0.6

Operating Systems

Operating Systems 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

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Total Downloads 94,807
Downloads Last Week 22
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Developer's Description

SnapShot is a no nonsense screen capturing tool that allows you to grab your desktop, window, or any part of the screen and save it as JPG or PNG (all the usual popular formats are available) or send it straight to your favorite editor, for further editing. You can also send screen captures as an attachment with the build-in e-mail engine, or upload them via FTP. Other features include global hotkeys, automatically save screen captures, automatic filename generation and support for external editors.

Options/Features: - Capture screen, window, rectangular area. - Global configurable hotkeys to instantly activate screen capturing. - Options to specify output destination (file, editor, clipboard, printer, e-mail). - Save in BMP, GIF, JPEG, PCX, PNG, PSD, and TIFF formats. - Run minimized or minimize to System Tray area. - Include mousepointer, play sound on capture. - Supports multiple monitors and Dualview. - Automatically save screen captures, automatic filename generation. - Send screen captures to Paint or to your favorite image editing program. - Send screen captures by build-in e-mail (supports Exchange Server). - Upload screen captures by build-in FTP engine (File Transfer Protocol).