Categories /

Graphics - Screen Capture (23)

ZScreen v3.25.0.2

Checker on 4 Aug 2014

ZScreen is a screen and text capture program that can upload screenshots, pictures, text & files and put the URL in your clipboard in a single keystroke. The program also includes translation, automatic capture, watermarks, naming systems, a variety of image compression settings, color finder, capturing transparent or rounded windows, and much more.

Note: Active development on this program has ceased. A forked, updated, and also portable version ShareX is available.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .Net Framework 3.5
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPL v2
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a folder named "ZScreen" next to "ZScreen.exe"
  3. Launch ZScreen.exe
Similar/alternative apps: ShareX
What's new? Error while relocating Root folder in Config Wizard under Windows XP Portable mode will not create a temp folder in %localappdata% anymore
Latest comments
Emka on 2011-12-26 09:09

in the meantime v4.8 beta is available

freakazoid on 2012-10-20 02:23

This should be switched over to ShareX or ShareXmod:

MIKLO on 2013-02-25 20:01

I have used this app for a very long time and I like vvv much,its great does everything I want and more.

See all

Taksi v0.7.7.2

Checker on 4 Aug 2014
  • 320KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Fluffy

Taksi is a video/screen capture tool for 3D applications. It can capture from almost any DirectX, OpenGL or GDI window and capture video of the contents. Although videos can be compressed, this is not recommended as it further slows down an already taxing process

Note: This application is still in development and some features are not yet implemented (such as recording audio).

System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: BSD
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice using the "MSI Administrative Installation" method
  2. Delete the .MSI file (name varies depending on version eg. taksi-0.7.6.msi) and TaksiLogo.jpg
  3. LaunchTaksi.exe
Recommendations: Turning video compression off for the best performance. Click on "Config", then the "Format" tab, then the "Video Codecs" button. Select "Full Frames (Uncompressed)" from the drop-down dialog, then click "OK". The program will warn you that this uses up a very large amount of diskspace: click "OK" and then Save).
Latest comments
Emka on 2011-12-26 19:41

v7.7.9-dev from 2010 is the latest, development seems stalled

Midas on 2014-04-28 14:02

Latest stable version at the site ( is v0.7.6 ...

Add comment

AviScreen Portable v1.3 Revision 2

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013
  • 654KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by MISIIM

AviScreen is an application for capturing screen activity in the form of AVI video or JPG/GIF/BMP images. Besides the usual options defining the capture area, AviScreen has a unique feature called "follow the cursor". Using this mode you can produce a video or image of relatively small dimensions while covering all mouse activity over the whole screen area. Does not record audio. AviScreen Portable is a portable wrapper for AviScreen.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Makes minor changes to registry; requires manual entry of save path.
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AviScreenPortable.exe.

Disable checking for new version (as the site is offline) by unchecking "Help" - "Automatic update checK"
Latest comments
behappy on 2010-05-23 11:06

Correction of my entry at 2010-05-23 11:01
The version at Softpedia IS portable BUT it sets reg keys.

vbb on 2010-09-19 19:49

The download link is misleading, but many mirrors are on the web. I downloaded it from softpedia:

webfork on 2010-09-20 03:50

vbb: link updated, thanks.

See all

FastStone Capture v5.3

webfork on 27 Mar 2015
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Feb 2007
  • Suggested by Fluffy

FastStone Capture is a powerful, flexible and intuitive screen-capture utility. It allows you to capture anything on the screen including windows, objects, full screen, rectangle regions, freehand-selected regions and scrolling windows/web pages. It has innovative features such as a floating Capture Panel, hotkeys, resizing, cropping, text annotation, printing, e-mailing, screen magnifier and many more.

Reported to function in Windows 7 and in Linux under WINE.

Note: I have made the last freeware version (v5.3) available for direct download. The license agreement does not prohibit redistribution and FastStone Capture went payware starting from v5.4.

System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
Path portability: Requires manual entry of drive-less absolute path (eg. \docs\personal\work.doc without the drive letter)
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FSCapture.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Greenshot, PicPick, ShareX
Latest comments
tls on 2014-01-14 08:19

freezing in draw mode in my windows 7 solved: just disable anti-alias

grabilla10 on 2014-04-11 11:52

Screen capture software is able for catch video and high quality images. it help very beneficial for online guides, training giveaways, demonstrations, ads and so on.

smaragdus on 2014-04-19 01:54

In stead of disabling anti-alias you might run FastStone Capture in compatibility mode, this worked for me on Widnows 8 x64.

See all

WinSnap v1.1.10

Midas on 16 Jan 2015

WinSnap is a small utility for taking and editing screenshots. It can easily capture screenshots of non-rectangular windows with the background of your choice, automatically perform simple canvas transformations and coloring effects, add professional Photoshop-style shadows etc. Note that if you are running this on versions of Windows before XP, you will need to place GDIPLUS.DLL in the application folder.

Note: Starting from V2.x, WinSnap is no longer free for personal use. I have included a direct download for the last freeware version that I have. If you have a more recent freeware version, please post in forums.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "WinSnap Portable Edition" ZIP package (or "WinSnap Portable Edition with GDI+" if you don't have GDIPLUS.DLL) and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WinSnap.exe.
What's new?
  • New interface languages: Norwegian, Serbian, Portuguese (24+ now)
  • Palette optimization for 8-bit GIF images
  • Issues with auto-save image format were fixed
Latest comments
LEP on 2007-02-13 12:18

Starting from WinSnap version 2 is no longer free ad indicated from their forums page.

However, the portable version of 1.1.10 , which this app entry refers to, is still on the site so grab it while you can.

James on 2008-03-19 14:01

The last freeware portable edition is still available from the authors site, however it is difficult to find it.

The URL to the freeware download page is ...

JMM on 2010-08-22 11:44

I agree with CD. This is simply the best capture tool for Windows.

See all