Winsnap - Screen capture utility

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Winsnap - Screen capture utility

#1 Post by Easybeat » Mon May 22, 2006 8:32 am

[Mod Note: the present is the official forum topic for the last freeware version of WinSnap; https://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=1042]

Winsnap is a very small (132kb) screen capture utility that can be downloaded as an executable. For such a small size there are an excellent amount of features.

http://www.ntwind.com/software/winsnap.html?

Quote from the website:-
WinSnap is a small enhancement utility for taking and editing screenshots. It can easily capture windows of non-rectangular form with the background of your choice, automatically perform simple canvas transformations and coloring effects, add professional smoothing shadows in Photoshop style and more. Also, WinSnap supports variety of image formats and provides advanced auto-save features.

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#2 Post by Toxteth O'Grady » Mon May 22, 2006 9:24 am

Not portable, writes to the registry.

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#3 Post by Easybeat » Mon May 22, 2006 10:11 am

Toxteth O'Grady wrote:Not portable, writes to the registry.
Did you run the install package or the binary one? I could not fnd any changes.

Also some other programs write to the registry and are deemed portable so what exactly did it write?

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#4 Post by Toxteth O'Grady » Mon May 22, 2006 10:26 am

The program saves the settings to the registry.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Alexander Avdonin\WinSnap\1.1
(and also HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Alexander Avdonin\WinSnap\1.1)

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#5 Post by Easybeat » Mon May 22, 2006 10:39 am

Indeed it does, I need to check more closely next time.

Thanks

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#6 Post by Alexander Avdonin » Tue Nov 14, 2006 3:46 pm

Since v1.1.8, there is also a portable edition available for download:
http://www.ntwind.com/software/winsnap/download.html

Thanks for your interest :wink:

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#7 Post by Andrew Lee » Wed Nov 15, 2006 5:41 am

Still writes to the registry through. :(

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#8 Post by Alexander Avdonin » Wed Nov 15, 2006 6:12 am

Portable Edition uses only one Run key in HKCU. Perhaps I'll change this soon.

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#9 Post by Andrew Lee » Wed Nov 15, 2006 9:17 pm

Sorry! My stupid mistake. I accidentally downloaded the non-portable versions aka "WinSnap binaries". I have posted WinSnap to the database.

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#10 Post by Fluffy » Thu Nov 16, 2006 12:17 am

Ah ha! So you do make mistakes! Well so much for an asian Jesus. ;)

I used this app and while I'm not as fond of it as I am FastStone Capture, it certainly does a great job. I'd be a lot more interested in a portable TaskSwitchXP Pro though. :)

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#11 Post by Andrew Lee » Thu Nov 16, 2006 4:41 am

Ha ha! That seems like a good tagline that I might adopt:

"I am no Asian Jesus"

Really tickles me! :D

I screw up all the time, especially when I am sleep-deprived, and lately, that has been happening a lot...

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Re: Winsnap - Screen capture utility

#12 Post by Midas » Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:39 am

Very old topic update: as noted in the database entry, the last freeware version of WinSnap is v1.1.10 released 2007-01-30.

Funily enough, while it was once valid, if you try to download this WinSnap version from the homepage (e.g., www.ntwind.com/download/WinSnap_1.1.10-portable.zip) you'll get served v3.5.7 instead, which is exactly the same last portable version advertised at Softpedia.

An alternative download link has been posted in the database entry, after the one from Archive.org stopped working.

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Re: Winsnap - Screen capture utility

#13 Post by webfork » Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:54 am

Midas wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:39 am
... the last freeware version ...
Thanks for all that digging. That is not a quickie, 2 minute web search right there.

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Re: Winsnap - Screen capture utility

#14 Post by Midas » Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:22 am

Part of the credit goes to user DzejPy (www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1042#comment29289) for spotting and solving the download issue.

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Re: Winsnap - Screen capture utility

#15 Post by freakazoid » Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:36 am

I updated that entry, but instead of linking to the alternative codecpack.co site like we are now, we might want to mirror the app on TPFC servers instead.
is it stealth? ;)

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