FastStone Capture v5.3

billon on 22 Aug 2020
  • 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: FastStone Capture went payware starting from v5.4 so I have made the last freeware version available (v5.3) for direct download as the license agreement does not prohibit redistribution.

Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
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 ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FSCapture.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Greenshot, PicPick, ShareX
What's new?
  • Compatible with Windows Vista.
  • Improved quality of 256 color PNG/GIF output.
  • Added:
    • To Email to the Output list;
    • Reset to Primary Screen (only available in Multi-monitor system) to the tray icon's popup menu.

104 comments on FastStone Capture  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

__philippe 2016-10-14 15:57

Don't care for FSC freeware near inaudible screenshot audio cue ?

Never fear: Everything you always wanted to know about...
Grafting a neater camera-like snapshot sound to FastStone Capture v5.3...;-)




joby_toss 2016-06-02 11:49

@jimdorey: v5.3 works fine on my win 10 x64 using a 1080p screen resolution. Maybe you're using a high DPI screen/4k monitor, and only the last version (8.4, payware, but worth every penny) works fine in that case.


webfork 2016-06-02 02:58

@jimdorey: I'm a little confused why we had a listing that this works with Win10 -- it really doesn't. When this version of the program stopped being developed, Win7 wasn't even out yet. Anyway, I recommend trying another software package for that OS. I've updated the entry.


jimdorey 2016-06-01 18:03

Why the heck does FastStone Capture magnify my screen when I try to take a screenshot - region or full, doesn't matter. It's aggravating when I want a full width cap. Ive looked in settings and there is nothing that I can see to adjust. Any thoughts? I'm on Windows 10.


__philippe 2016-05-14 09:35

FastStone Capture v5.3 ranks quite well in terms of minimal RAM usage and exe size,
as illustrated in TP109's comparative test of screen capture utilities:


smaragdus 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.


grabilla10 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.


tls 2014-01-14 08:19

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


avi-aryan 2013-09-17 08:56

Why use this when there is PicPick
It definitely has more features and also is totally free and portable.


hamasaki 2013-04-24 07:31

The best screen capture tool by a country mile and I think I`ve tried them all. Simply brilliant, intuitive, easy to use and fast.


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