FastStone Capture (Screen Capture)

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#16 Post by Fluffy » Sat Jan 06, 2007 9:22 am

Gah, and I'd just updated the entry a few days ago! :P Thanks!

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FastStone Capture v.5.2

#17 Post by Hubbabub » Tue Jan 16, 2007 5:55 am

FastStone Capture

A powerful, flexible and intuitive screen-capture utility.
It allows you to capture anything on the screen including
windows, objects, full screen, rectangle / freehand-selected
regions and scrolling windows/web pages.

Version 5.2 (January 16, 2007)
+ Added Scroll Refresh Time in the Settings
+ Added option (in the Settings) to show Open File in Editor icon on the Capture Panel
+ Added Download Tutorial link

FastStone Capture Tutorial -

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FastStone Capture v5.4 - Now Shareware

#18 Post by usdcs » Mon May 14, 2007 6:57 am

Version 5.4 (May 14, 2007)

* Added Fade Edge effect. Now edge effects can be applied to 4 edges instead of only 2 in previous versions.
* Supports external editors ("Edit With" list in the FastStone Editor), which allows you to edit the captured screenshot with specified external editors. This feature enables you to add virtually unlimited editing capabilities to the program
* Added option "Open in External Program" to "Auto Save" section in the Settings, which allows you to open the captured image in a specified program automatically
* Enhanced the Screen Magnifier
* Solved some compatibility issues in Windows Vista
* Fixed some bugs


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#19 Post by Dormouse » Fri May 18, 2007 9:11 am

While I really like the Faststone products, shouldn't the detail in this version be sent to the payware section leaving only the comment that current versions are no longer free?

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#20 Post by usdcs » Sat May 19, 2007 4:45 am

Possibly. But, initially, I posted the update. Then I ran the new version and discovered the Shareware pop-up. So, I just edited my original message's Subject to alert everyone of that "update", too.

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Faststone Capture 5.6

#21 Post by Erind » Thu Sep 06, 2007 2:45 am

FastStone Capture 5.6 released. Database here currently at 5.3.

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#22 Post by Ennovy » Thu Sep 06, 2007 2:55 am


Version 5.3 is the latest freeware version of FS Capture :wink:
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#23 Post by Erind » Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:12 am

Crap. I didn't even notice that...

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FastStoneCapture DIY snapshot sound

#24 Post by __philippe » Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:04 pm

FastStoneCapture 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 !


1. Faststone Capture freeware v5.3

2. ResourceHacker 4.4.26 - Remarkably evolved Resource Editor utility

3. UPX Packing/Unpacking utility: CLI GUI

4. 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 8) )
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Re: FastStone Capture (Screen Capture)

#25 Post by webfork » Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:59 pm

> ResourceHacker to the rescue !

Interesting hack, bravo.

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Re: FastStone Capture (Screen Capture)

#26 Post by __philippe » Sat Oct 15, 2016 3:20 am

Ta, webfork ... :)

Most of the credit for this hack really belongs to ResourceHacker's developer Angus Johnson.
His remarkable tool has been evolving and fine-tuned over many years between 1999-2016, and is still meticulously updated, literally as we speak...;-)

RH website includes a noteworthy help narrative copiously illustrated with pertinent screenshots of the product versatile functions.

From the overview:
- Resource Hacker™ has been designed to be the complete resource editing tool: compiling, viewing, decompiling and recompiling resources for both 32bit and 64bit Windows executables.
- Resource Hacker™ can open any type of Windows executable (*.exe; *.dll; *.scr; *.mui etc) so that individual resources can be added modified or deleted within these files.
- Resource Hacker™ can create and compile resource script files (*.rc), and edit resource files (*.res) too.

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