last freeware version (v5.3) has been my preferred screen capture tool for a long while,
considering its remarkably small footprint (1M exe) and modest memory usage requirements, as nicely illustrated in TP109's usage report
Only (minor) annoyance so far: the faint, fleeting "camera sound" cue which confirms a screenshot was snapped is almost inaudible
There is an easy trick to tone up this built-in rickety peep, however :
change the internal WAV file Resource
for a better one of your liking, of course...ResourceHacker
to the rescue !
First, since FScapture.exe is packed with UPX, do unpack it with some UPX utility.
Open the unpacked version with ResourceHacker, lo-and-behold, the first resource displayed is the WAV file...
A right click on the left panel label "WAVE--> CLICKX:20252" conveniently reveals an option to "Replace Resource".
Do as proposed, selecting the new WAV file you'll have thoughtfully copied beforehand in a suitable location, such as FastStone's own directory.
Test your newly grafted sound bite with ResourceHacker "Play WAVE" button.
Save your handywork under a new name and exit ResourceHacker.
The just modified FScapture.exe will happily execute in its now unpacked edition.
Alternatively, the modified exe might be re-packed anew with the UPX utility.
Merry snapshots taking !
BILL-of-MATERIALS :1. Faststone Capture freeware v5.32. ResourceHacker 4.4.26
- Remarkably evolved Resource Editor utility
3. UPX Packing/Unpacking utility: CLI GUI4. One new "camera shutter" WAV sound file
Take your pick from thousands of sound bites available for free testing on-line.
(Downloads require free registration, instantly confirmed by e-mail) (FreeSound pointer courtesy smaragdus )