Screen Capture

Techsmith takes $30 off Camtasia Studio 8, introduces new Snagit 12

Camtasia Studio is an all-in-one professional screen capturing tool and video editor. With tons of features, a friendly UI, and easy-to-follow instructions, Camtasia is the first choice for many Windows users looking to make stunning videos. For this week only, you can get the rarely discounted, feature-rich suite at 10 percent off the regular price.

Features Capture what you're seeing and doing right on your desktop. Create videos, and add professional polish with its powerful video editor. Engage and keep... Read More »

Tags: Windows , Windows software , screen capture

Embrace the holiday season with LiteCam HD

Anything is possible when you can create professional-looking HD presentations, lessons, manuals, and eGreetings right from your computer. LiteCam HD, possibly the most popular screen capturing software with our users and editors, can help you capture and share your desktop with friends and family.

With LiteCam, you can capture streaming videos that normally cannot be downloaded. Make instructional video tutorials right on the computer. Trim, draw, and add titles and logos to create sharp looking movies. Record... Read More »

Tags: Windows , screen capture , game

Make animated GIFs from videos with GifCam

When Yahoo acquired Tumblr for $1.1 billion ... was it because of the GIFs? In our media-saturated Internet landscape, the 5-second animated GIF may be the most essential entertainment currency. If a picture can paint a thousand words, the animated GIF can tell 10,000 stories in 10 frames or less. (Isn't Vine (for Android or iOS) mostly just video-based animated GIFs?)

Newbies who want to dip their toes in the GIF-creation waters no longer need... Read More »

Tags: video , Windows software , screen capture

It just takes one click

Have you ever felt the need to capture what's on your computer screen? There are plenty of free apps out there for a simple task like this, but what if you wanted to do more? What if you wanted to show your parents how to download and install iTunes, so they can start using their brand-new iPhones? Instead of trying to explain this over the phone, you can use FileStream Take-1 Recorder to record your voice and your computer screen... Read More »

Tags: Software deal , Windows software , screen capture

Snagit 10 screen capture app shoots your Windows PC (hands-on)

GIVEAWAY ALERT: TechSmith is giving away free copies of Snagit 10 together with Camtasia Studio 7 to the first 50 CNET readers to retweet this story along with the #snagitcamtasia hash tag.

When you've got an itinerary to file away, a photo to annotate, or a perplexing error message you can't decipher, what do you do? If you're us, you might reach for your keyboard's Print Screen button to pop open one of dozens of screen capture apps you... Read More »

Tags: Windows software , screen capture

Making movies of your PC screen

Not long ago, my uncle enlisted my help on a project he was conducting through the hospital where he works.

His task: to create a tutorial that would be used in an ongoing training course for other physicians. My uncle is a neonatalogist, chemist, and hobbyist beer brewer, but no video producer. Furthermore, there was little budget for his leg of the undertaking. He needed simple software to capture mouse movements on the computer screen--in the end, the freeware TipCam... Read More »

Tags: Windows software , screen capture , screencast

Free alternatives to freeware utilities

Many of my favorite freeware tools have more-than-adequate competitors out there, but you can never have too much of a good thing. Here are four utilities that you may not have heard of to help you back up your files, take screen captures, uninstall programs, and test your download speeds.

MyUninstaller replaces the default Windows Add/Remove Programs utility, and is a strong alternative to Revo Uninstaller. They both uninstall programs, and that's just about where their similarities end.

MyUninstaller feels... Read More »

Tags: freeware , Windows software , backup , screen capture

Spotlight on screen capture apps (and why you need one)

Updated section on Jing on 3/6/09 at 8:30 a.m. PT.

Even if you don't use a screen capture application regularly, there are good reasons to have one on standby. Instead of copying the ID number of an error message into a customer service e-mail by hand, you can quickly take and send a screen shot. Screen shots also make excellent archivers. In a click you can save an image of a flight itinerary or other receipt that you don't want to... Read More »

Tags: Windows software , screen capture

Power Downloader makes screenshots Jing-le

One of the most effective computer crime-fighting tools in Power Downloader's arsenal is the screen capture. When Power D grabs a cap and uploads it to the Web for the world to see, he knows he's presenting advice to computer users in a very unimpeachable way. Effective screen-capping used to be a tedious multistep process, but the Jing Project streamlines it all for both Windows and Mac users.

From the team behind the screen-recording utility Camtasia, Jing is able to... Read More »

Topics: Mac Software

Tags: Windows software , screen capture

5 reasons to love the new SnagIt 9

Whatever you might envision of Tuesday's release of the redesigned SnagIt 9, it probably wouldn't be as a Microsoft Office clone.

Before you Microsoft naysayers begin your shuddering and muttering (you know who you are), have a little faith in TechSmith, the publisher that also brought to market the top-rated Camtasia Studio. Thanks to the new features and look, SnagIt 9 is a familiar, intuitive, and much more varnished capture utility whose image editor has finally come of age. Here... Read More »

Tags: Windows software , screen capture