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Capture View for Windows

By GXDevelopomentTrial versionUser Rating

Key Details of Capture View

  • Capture and manage screenshots of your applications, documents, and images.
  • Last updated on April 15, 2015
  • There have been 3 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)


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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

A good screen capture tool is pretty much an essential Windows accessory, and Microsoft's built-in Snipping Tool does a pretty good job, though it's a bit basic and also awkward to use at times. Capture View from GXDevelopment is indeed a good screen capture tool that can also capture directory contents, menus, pop-ups, and even running applications whether they're shown, hidden, or minimized. It has some useful extras, such as a timer delay feature and a suite of frequently used image-editing tools like cropping, resizing, and watermarking tools and grayscale conversion. To top it off, it's free.

We installed Capture View and clicked its desktop shortcut. The program opened with a Windows-style interface with a transparent main view, showing what was behind it, and an Aero-style toolbar with a mixed suite of unique icons and drop-down file menus. We dragged the boundary of the Capture View window over our desktop background picture and clicked Capture, which triggered a camera shutter sound. We saved the image to the desktop and opened it: a perfect copy of the capture field. Next we clicked Type/Desktop Capture and clicked Capture again. The program captured our entire wide-screen desktop, not just the visible portion. Next we clicked Application Capture, chose Normal Method (you can specify methods, too) and selected our Outlook Inbox from a drop-down list of running applications. Capture View recorded an image of our entire Inbox, even though Outlook was minimized to the desktop; that's pretty cool, and something the Snipping Tool can't do. Capture View's Directory Capture setting took a snapshot of a directory without opening it, too. The transparency and color options worked well, and having basic image-editing tools instantly accessible through the toolbar saves tons of time over opening an outside photo editor or graphics tool.

Capture View is the most versatile and capable screen capture tool we've ever used. The fact that it's free makes it a no-brainer; it blows the competition off the screen.

What's new in version 6.2

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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
July 22, 2013
Latest update
April 15, 2015
Version
6.2
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements
.NET Framework 2.0
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
24,994
Downloads Last Week
2

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Developer's Description

Capture and manage screenshots of your applications, documents, and images.
Capture View capture desktops, virtual screens, directory contents, menus, pop-ups, custom or default regions, running applications whether shown, partially shown, completely hidden, even minimized. Capture View has a simple, easy to use, and intuitive interface. Select your capture method and click the capture button. An additional capture button is located on the system tray allowing you to take snap shots even when Capture View is not visible. Check out the timer delay. Choose from numerous image formats: PNG, BMP, JPEG, TIFF, and GIF. Capture View has several basic imaging tools: crop tool, grayscale conversion, resize tool, watermarking tool, and border tool.