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ShareX v11.9.1 Updated

billon on 14 Aug 2017
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Aug 2017
  • 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: ? No. Log file saved to AppData\Local\Microsoft\CLR_v4.0\UsageLogs
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://getsharex.com/changelog/
Latest comments
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.

smaragdus on 2017-03-22 14:26

ShareX is not stealth, it creates "ShareX.exe.log" in AppData (C:\Users\UserNAme\AppData\Local\Microsoft\CLR_v4.0\UsageLogs).

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Screenshot Captor v4.21.1

billon on 8 May 2017
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 May 2017
  • 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 HKCU\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
What's new?
  • Fixed GDI leak that could cause SC to hang after thousands of captures.
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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CloudShot v5.7.6

webfork on 2 Jul 2017
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Mar 2017
  • Suggested by joby_toss

CloudShot is a screen-capture program with edition and upload options. The program can capture individual screen selections or a short (60 second max) animated GIF. For images, you can crop, add arrows, boxes, notes, etc. and then saved to a local or remote destination.

Upload services supported include FTP, Imgur, Dropbox, OneDrive or GoogleDrive.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET Framework v4.0
Stealth: ? No. Log file saved to AppData\Local\Microsoft\CLR_v4.0\UsageLogs
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CloudShot.exe.

To save files captured to the local folder, open Settings and choose Local/Network folder, Save location and paste ./Captures (thanks tproli).
Similar/alternative apps: PicPick, Screenshot Captor, Snipaste
What's new? See:
http://cloudshot.com/whatIsNew.html
Latest comments
tproli on 2017-01-19 12:23

Enter "./Captures" to the "Settings->Local/Network folder -> Save location" to save captures/recordings to the application folder.

hamasaki on 2017-03-04 05:08

Under network folders if you click to open gallery, it throws an exception.

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Lightscreen v2.4

billon on 19 Dec 2016
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Dec 2016
  • Suggested by webfork

Lightscreen is an easy-to-use program to save images of your screen. Includes customizable hotkeys and ability to capture a single window, a user specified region, or the full screen. Can then save with an optional delay to a variable quality JPG, PNG (high compression), BMP, or to the system clipboard to paste into a graphics application of your choice.

Cross platform with a client available for Linux and includes support for uploading to the Imgur image hosting service.

Alternatively, Lightscreen Portable is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. QT Application Framework @ HKCU\Software\Trolltech
License: GPL Version 2
How to extract: Download the installer and launch (requires Administrator rights), select "Portable Mode". Launch Lightscreen.exe.
What's new?
  • Updated to Qt 5.7.1.
  • Fixed:
    • High DPI area screenshots;
    • Imgur authentication.
Latest comments
Midas on 2014-07-02 10:26

Is the previous version still available? Couldn't find it at the site...

smaragdus on 2014-11-01 21:16

@Midas - I have put into an archive and uploaded all the versions of Lightscreen I have (0.5, 1.0, 1.01, 2.0 + PAF editions), so you can download the archive if you need any of the previous versions, which seem to be unavailable. Here is the download link of the 7Z archive- http://ge.tt/7p8JzJ32/v/0?c

Midas on 2014-11-02 00:18

Thanks, smaragdus, much appreciated. :)

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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
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.

vmars316 on 2017-01-26 00:07

Win10 each time I use this thing
it screws up my windows colors scheme .

webfork on 2017-01-27 23:32

@VMARS316: Author is very responsive to issues. Please post steps and screenshots to github.

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