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ShareX v11.4.1 Updated

webfork on 16 Nov 2016
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Nov 2016
  • Suggested by I am Baas

ShareX is a feature-rich screenshot utility that can grab a selected area with a single key and then edit, save to clipboard, drive, and/or instantly upload them to 25+ different hosting services (posts to Imgur by default). ShareX can capture screenshots with variety of shapes including rectangle, rounded rectangle, ellipse, triangle, diamond, polygon, and freehand. Supports screenshots with transparency and shadow, as well as those that require scrolling. In addition to images, the program can upload other file types, supporting uploads from the clipboard, a watched folder, as well as drag-and-drop.

Additional tools include a powerful screen audio+video recorder (MP4/WEBM or animated GIF format), color picker, ruler, ftp client, monitor test, file hash checker, QR code generator, image effects, and much more. The "Image Editor" option opens files in the included Greenshot image editor.

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System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET Framework 4.0
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL v3
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ShareX.exe.

Optionally,
  • Delete unnecessary language files
  • Enable portable video encoding via Task Settings - Screen Recorder - Screen recording options, clicking Download, and then entering "ShareX\Tools\ffmpeg.exe" for the FFmpeg path
Similar/alternative apps: PicPick, Greenshot
What's new? See:
https://github.com/ShareX/ShareX/wiki/Changelog
Latest comments
webfork on 2016-07-15 18:00

ShareX has been saving me an enormous amount of time lately in generating help documentation. The ability to record a full screen every few seconds, add image borders to captured images, as well as uploading to a variety of different destinations. If you EVER work with Oracle's ridiculous "UPK" program, make sure you have ShareX handy.

smaragdus on 2016-09-28 16:30

ShareX version 11.3.0 is labelled "Pre-release" (unstable), this is also implied by the download link provided at the official web-site (for version 11.2.1) and by the structure of the archive (ShareX-portable.zip).

Jaex on 2016-09-29 09:17

@smaragdus fixed portable zip structure now.

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Screenshot Captor v4.16.1

Checker on 4 Jan 2016
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Jan 2016
  • Suggested by Ehtyar

Screenshot Captor (SC) is a tool for grabbing, manipulating, annotating, and sharing screenshots. The program is optimized for taking lots of screenshots with minimal intervention and makes it easy to add and edit callout arrows and text boxes. Allows automatic or on-demand uploading to image hosting services or sending by email. Can grab images from multiple sources including webcams and scanners, including lots of scanner acquisition tools and image correction. Supports multiple monitors, is able to capture Windows 7/8 partial transparency effects, and has a powerful scrolling capture tool.

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System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder.
Note: ColorCop's version included with SC is no longer natively portable -- you'll have to revert to v5.3 if you use the color picker.
Stealth: ? No. Creates HKEY_CURRENT_USER\RtColorPicker registry key, if you use the color picker included.
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Registerware for personal use; a license key must be obtained from DonationCoder (either by donating or by registering in their forums for free) to remove the nag message.
How to extract:
  1. Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Rename the file ConfigDir_Default.ini to ConfigDir.ini
  3. Launch ScreenshotCaptor.exe
Similar/alternative apps: ShareX, PicPick, FastStone Capture
Latest comments
Midas on 2014-08-20 13:25

Has anyone tested recently if SC portability shortcomings are still extant?

ripu on 2015-02-18 09:00

@Midas I only tried the screenshot feature, and it did not create HKEY_CURRENT_USER\RtColorPicker or any other registry entry.

Midas on 2015-02-18 16:22

@ripu: thanks for reporting.

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GifCam v5.1

Checker on 1 Oct 2015
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Oct 2015
  • Suggested by guinness

GifCam is a handy and reliable application designed to record the screen and to convert the recordings into GIF format. It supports to define the recording frame rate, to select the color quality, to add a text in frames, capture the cursor, and much more.

Great for demonstrations, how-tos, and bug testing.

Note: The latest version of this program has portability issues.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch GifCam.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: LICECap
What's new?
  • Supporting high dpi display.
Latest comments
joby_toss on 2015-05-28 06:45

Spacebar controls the highlighted button when GifCam is in focus (if it's the Rec button, then you can start/stop recording). No global hotkeys yet.

Special on 2015-05-30 19:24

This now writes settings to the user\current\AppData\Roaming\GifCam folder.

smaragdus on 2015-09-25 23:10

I managed to grab GifCam 4.0 and GifCam 4.5 using Archive.Org but earlier versions were unrecoverable.
The lack of hot keys is awkward. Saving to GIF is very slow. And yes, GifCam 5.0 is not portable.

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LICEcap v1.26

webfork on 29 Aug 2015
  • 432KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Aug 2015
  • Suggested by I am Baas

LICEcap can capture an area of your desktop and save it directly to animated .GIF files. Alternatively, the the program has its own format .LCF that has a higher compression ratio, quality (above 256 colors per frame), and more accurate time-stamping.

You can run multiple LICEcap window simultaneously, even of another LICEcap.

Cross-platform with a version available for Mac OS.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder (licecap.ini)
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: No
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Copy the contents of $INSTDIR to a folder of your choice
  3. In this folder, create an empty text file and rename it to licecap.ini
  4. Launch licecap.exe
Similar/alternative apps: GifCam
What's new?
  • Windows 8.1+ high-DPI fix.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2014-02-26 19:48

I'm glad I came upon this excellent tiny tool.

smaragdus on 2015-08-27 11:47

LICEcap version 1.26 is out, changes:
v1.26 - August 26 2015
+ Windows 8.1+ high-DPI fix, thanks to Betsegaw Tadele

Checker on 2015-08-27 19:22

@smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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Purrint vb26

freakazoid on 27 Aug 2016
  • 119KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Baas

Purrint is a screen capture tool (desktop or current window), that reduces the many steps involved in saving images from the PrintScreen button. Options include save to file, print to printer, or copy to clipboard.

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Windows registry use the comand line switch to remove the registry entries. (/reset)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Purrint.exe
What's new? Win7 bugfixes