Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Freeware Screenshot Captor Portable

Making a convenient capture or partial screen capture is the functionality, usually performed by average computer user on a daily basis. Since the Windows built-in capabilities are lacking useful features, the software market is full of the potential competitors, both free and commercial utilities. Respectable website Gizmo’s Freeware has nominated the program Screenshot Captor as the top in the category Best Free Screen Capture Utility.

According to their review, Screenshot Captor supports multiple screens, full screen, window, rectangular area, and fixed area captures from either hot keys or from the programs menu. The cursor can be included or excluded. It's the only capture facility that can take a self-portrait. The software can acquire images from a scanner. Once captured, the program can automatically do the following to the image: keep, save, print, move to the clipboard, and display in the built-in editor, email, or upload to hosting services. The built-in editor is rich with features.

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Why we like the program:
* It is developed by DonationCoder – respectable professional developers of the free utilities from Champaign, IL, USA.
* You can easily take multiple screenshots and edit them at the same time later.
* The software is fast and does not consume significant computer resources.
* The software is user-friendly and self-explanatory.
* Multiple configurable options.
* Advanced multi-monitor support.
* Included well-designed scrolling capture tool.
* The software is portable and does not require installation on HDD.
* The utility is still in active development, so there are no outdated features and obsolete approaches.

What we do not like in the program:
Even using the portable version for the first time, you are required to enter license. By developer’s wording:
“This program is FREE for personal use, and can be used forever, without payment, but you must request a freeware license to continue using it without nag messages. We do this so that we can encourage you to visit our site at least once, and consider making a one-time donation, which grants you lifetime membership on our site, with early access to our programs, special access to our forums, discounts on award winning software, and many additional benefits”.

If you disregard this request, the software will initialize anyway. And the only disadvantage that every time you start it, you will see the pop-up screen with notification that the license is temporary. Clicking OK will be enough to get back to the utility.


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