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PicPick v6.3.1 Updated

Andrew Lee on 18 Aug 2022
  • 30MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Aug 2022
  • Suggested by Cornflower

PicPick is a versatile all-in-one tool for images on the desktop. Includes a powerful screen capture tool, editor, color picker and palette, pixel ruler, protractor, crosshair, whiteboard and more. Can upload images automatically to FTP, Facebook, Twitter, default e-mail program, or send to installed Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, or PowerPoint).

Alternatively, PicPick Portable is stealth and automatically adjusts paths.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Leaves picpick in APPDATA, Cloud Explorer in LOCALAPPDATA, and picpick in ALLUSERSAPPDATA.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use. Note that without a blank picpick.ini file, the program will offer optional installation of the Bing toolbar.
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Create a blank file called picpick.ini in the same folder. Launch picpick.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: ShareX
What's new?
  • Hotfix: Fixed an issue of taskbar on Windows 7.
  • Support multiple desktop on Windows 10, 11
  • Added Start/Stop hotkey on Screen Recorder
  • Improved watermark effects
  • Improved frame effects
  • Improved Whiteboard
  • Fixed an issue of "Flatten All" menu
  • Fixed an issue where the "Repeat Capture" was not working as expected.
  • Fixed the Color Palette beeps on close
  • Language updates
Latest comments
fullbug on 2015-09-24 01:32

Love this program, thanx!

dmocha on 2016-12-10 17:51

A new url for portable version
http://ngwin.com/picpick/download_portable_start

smaragdus on 2018-06-26 16:25

The GUI is ruined in version 5.0.0, last usable version- 4.2.8.

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ShareX v14.1.0 Updated

Special on 15 Jul 2022
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Jul 2022
  • Suggested by I am Baas

ShareX is a feature-rich screenshot utility that can grab a selected area with a single key and then edit, save to clipboard, drive and/or instantly upload them to 25+ different hosting services (posts to Imgur by default). ShareX can capture screenshots with variety of shapes including rectangle, rounded rectangle, ellipse, triangle, diamond, polygon and freehand. Supports screenshots with transparency and shadow, as well as those that require scrolling. In addition to images, the program can upload other file types, supporting uploads from the clipboard, a watched folder, as well as drag-and-drop.

Additional tools include a powerful screen audio+video recorder (MP4/WEBM or animated GIF format), color picker, ruler, FTP client, monitor test, file hash checker, QR code generator+reader, image effects and much more.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2+
Stealth: ? No. Log file saved to AppData\Local\Microsoft\CLR_v4.0\UsageLogs
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ShareX.exe.

Optionally,
  • Delete unnecessary language files
  • Enable portable video encoding via Task Settings - Screen Recorder - Screen recording options, clicking Download and then entering "ShareX\Tools\ffmpeg.exe" for the FFmpeg path
Similar/alternative apps: PicPick, Greenshot
What's new? See:
https://getsharex.com/changelog/
Latest comments
Jaex on 2016-09-29 09:17

@smaragdus fixed portable zip structure now.

smaragdus on 2017-03-22 14:26

ShareX is not stealth, it creates "ShareX.exe.log" in AppData (C:\Users\UserNAme\AppData\Local\Microsoft\CLR_v4.0\UsageLogs).

__philippe on 2018-11-09 09:11

ShareX v12.3.0 notable enhancement:

Added APNG encoding support to screen recording

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GifCam v7.0

Andrew Lee on 6 Jul 2022
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Jun 2022
  • Suggested by guinness

GifCam is a handy and reliable application designed to record the screen and to convert the recordings into GIF format. It supports to define the recording frame rate, to select the color quality, to add a text in frames, capture the cursor and much more.

Great for demonstrations, how-tos and bug testing.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder (if "Save Settings On GifCam Path" checked in "Customization")
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch GifCam.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: ScreenToGif, LICEcap
What's new? See: http://blog.bahraniapps.com/gifcam-7-0/
Latest comments
__philippe on 2018-01-13 11:23

GifCam v5.5 ßeta 5-JAN-2018 is out (new version since v5.1 OCT2015)
http://blog.bahraniapps.com/

As first mentioned by hamasaki
https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=88941#p88941

GifCam v.55 changelog:
- Automatically detects and set transparent/greenscreen color
- Option for saving “setting.ini” in the same gifcam directory
- GifCam 5.5 can access/use 4GB address space on 64 bit computers
- Accurate pixel perfect recording area calculations
- Fixed “recording outside area” & “black border” for some high-res displays
- Supports dropping gif file on the main GifCam window to open it.

portablefree on 2022-07-06 17:03

Updated to version 7.0 (2022-06-02, 2022, June, 2nd)
Changelog:
- Quantize Windows Color Reduction: Reduce to an optimal 256 color Windows palette. It’s slow encoding, but in some cases it gives better color-matching than quantize.
- Option for global CTRL+R shortcut key for rec/stop.
- Option for saving last position: If this option is not checked, the gifcam app will open in the center of the desktop.
- Auto-space between frames and delay labels regardless of system font size.
- Fixed Windows XP right click menu.
- Some other bug fixes.

__philippe on 2022-07-07 10:04

Belatedly discovered a Gifcam quirk in the Win XP version...:-(
(XP buttons regrettably lack the side arrow ▼ included in Win7 version):

• Right-clicking "Rec" button opens a keyboard shortcuts list
• Right-clicking "Save" button opens an options + "about" list

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ScreenToGif v2.37

Andrew Lee on 6 Jul 2022
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 May 2022
  • Suggested by Wolfghost

ScreenToGif is a feature-rich recording program for screen, webcam and whiteboard. The program is customizable, includes hotkeys and recordings can be edited and saved to animated GIF, APNG or video formats. You can control frame-rate, snap the recorder to a window, add text/objects, and denote mouse-clicks and key-presses. The editor can also modify existing GIFs and includes resize, crop, flip/rotate, captions, progress bars, borders, watermarks, transitions and more.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: MS-PL
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create there an empty text file and name it Settings.xaml
  3. For more stealthy behavior, click on "Options", then "Temporary files" and replace the path in the "Location folder" with a single period: "."
  4. Launch ScreenToGif.exe
Similar/alternative apps: GifCam, Instagiffer
What's new? See: https://github.com/NickeManarin/ScreenToGif/releases
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-08-15 19:05

ScreenToGif would be even better, if it was not for its unwieldy Net Framework 4.6.1 addiction
(2.5 GB of available hard disk space required).

For me, I'll stick with leaner, self-contained GifCam instead, thank you.

https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2541

webfork on 2017-09-08 03:15

The editor for this program just gets better and better. I've really enjoyed seeing it's progress over time.

portablefree on 2022-07-06 16:54

Some interesting news:
- Updated to 2.37 2022, May, 1st
- Repackaged since 2.36 (see https://github.com/NickeManarin/ScreenToGif/releases)
"New installer and portable versions with the full package (no .NET 6 download required) are available alongside with the lighter versions, which still require the installation of .NET 6 desktop runtime."

So, now we can have either:
- a self contained "ScreenToGif.2.37.Portable.x64.zip" at 67.7 MB
- or a minimal "ScreenToGif.2.37.Light.Portable.x64.zip" at 6.96 MB... but we need .NET 6 installed on the PC :)

I will try it now, for sure :)

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LICEcap v1.32

Andrew Lee on 5 Jul 2022
  • 444KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Jun 2022
  • Suggested by I am Baas

LICEcap can capture an area of your desktop and save it directly to animated GIF files. Features include: move the screen capture frame while recording, pause and restart recording, with optional inserted text messages, global hotkey (Shift+Space) to toggle pausing while recording, adjustable maximum recording framerate, basic title frame, with or without text, record mouse button presses, display elapsed time in the recording.

You can run multiple LICEcap window simultaneously, even of another LICEcap.

Cross-platform with a version available for Mac OS.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract licecap.exe to a folder of your choice
  2. In this folder, create an empty text file and rename it to licecap.ini
  3. Launch licecap.exe
Similar/alternative apps: GifCam
What's new?
  • Windows: Prevent positioning window offscreen [issue 72]
  • Windows: sign installer/executable
Latest comments
Checker on 2015-08-27 19:22

@smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

Cornflower on 2018-01-18 11:41

This is excellent! I'm already creating demos with it.
Of the 2017 utilities, I use this one and Calculor the most.

Ennovy on 2022-07-05 11:04

The website announces the release of version 1.32 for Windows: https://www.cockos.com/licecap/licecap132-install.exe

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Screenshot Captor v4.41.0

Ennovy on 28 Nov 2021
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 May 2021
  • Suggested by Ehtyar

Screenshot Captor (SC) is a feature-rich image tool for grabbing, manipulating, annotating, and sharing images. While the program is optimized for taking lots of screenshots with minimal intervention, it also includes multiple sources including games, webcams, and scanners. The program supports photo edition, watermarks, text boxes, arrows, thumbnails, hotkeys, and can export to a host of new and old formats, including sending multiple files to a PDF or animated GIF.

For screenshots, the program supports multiple monitors, is able to capture partial transparency effects, and has a powerful scrolling capture tool. Numerous tools are available to emphasize, diminish, or hide screen elements, such as highlight, blur, and cover.

Sharing is available via automatic or on-demand upload to image hosting services or sending by email. Settings menu allows detailed control of program behavior, menus, automatic functions, and even memory usage.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder.
Note: ColorCop's version included with SC is no longer natively portable -- you'll have to revert to v5.3 if you use the color picker.
Stealth: ? No. Creates HKCU\RtColorPicker registry key, if you use the color picker included.
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Registerware for personal use; a license key must be obtained from DonationCoder (either by donating or by registering in their forums for free) to remove the nag message.
How to extract:
  1. Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Rename the file ConfigDir_Default.ini to ConfigDir.ini
  3. Launch ScreenshotCaptor.exe
Similar/alternative apps: ShareX, PicPick, FastStone Capture
What's new? See: https://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=3474.0
Latest comments
Midas on 2015-02-18 16:22

@ripu: thanks for reporting.

webfork on 2018-06-23 14:09

I just need to say again, good god this has a ton of features. It's far from smooth or intuitive, but if you do a lot with screenshots, you should get acquainted with what this can do.

vmars316 on 2022-04-15 15:55

An Excellent ScreenCapture Gadget , use it a lot !

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Lightscreen v2.5

Andrew Lee on 24 Jun 2021
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Jun 2021
  • Suggested by webfork

Lightscreen is an easy-to-use program to save images of your screen. Includes customizable hotkeys and ability to capture a single window, a user specified region, or the full screen. Can then save with an optional delay to a variable quality JPG, PNG (high compression), BMP, or to the system clipboard to paste into a graphics application of your choice.

Cross platform with a client available for Linux and includes support for uploading to the Imgur image hosting service.

Alternatively, Lightscreen Portable is also available.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. QT Application Framework @ HKCU\Software\Trolltech
License: GPL Version 2
How to extract: Download the installer and launch (requires Administrator rights), select "Portable Mode". Launch Lightscreen.exe.
What's new? See:
https://lightscreen.com.ar/whatsnew
Latest comments
Midas on 2014-11-02 00:18

Thanks, smaragdus, much appreciated. :)

PAFuser on 2021-06-23 10:32

Version 2.5 is available (4 days ago per site) https://github.com/ckaiser/Lightscreen/releases/tag/v2.5 or lightscreen site

PAFuser on 2021-06-23 16:15

I notice after installing as a portable program (using Adm rights), 2.5 appears in installed programs in Geek Uninstaller. Used Universal Extractor second time: lightscreen,1.exe and lightscreen,2.exe are listed. 2 is program, 1 is options. There also seems to be Registry entries.

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A Thousand Words v1.1

billon on 24 Dec 2020
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Jul 2015
  • Suggested by I am Baas

A Thousand Words is a screen capture wizard with an editor. It's intended use is to allow less tech-savvy users to point out exactly what's wrong to helpers on forums and the like. As such, its main design goals are simplicity and ease of use.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Sometimes writes to HKCU\Software\Boredomsoft\ATW, but appears to vary from system to system and does not affect portability.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch A Thousand Words.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: FastStone Capture, ShareX

CloudShot v6.3.0

billon on 6 May 2019
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 May 2019
  • Suggested by joby_toss

CloudShot is a screen-capture program with edition and upload options. The program can capture individual screen selections or a short (60 second max) animated GIF. For images, you can crop, add arrows, boxes, notes etc. and then saved to a local or remote destination.

Upload services supported include FTP, Imgur, Dropbox, OneDrive or GoogleDrive.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework v4.0
Stealth: ? No. Log file saved to AppData\Local\Microsoft\CLR_v4.0\UsageLogs
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CloudShot.exe.

To save files captured to the local folder, open Settings and choose Local/Network folder, Save location and paste ./Captures (thanks tproli).
Similar/alternative apps: PicPick, ShareX, Snipaste
What's new?
  • Visual style and color improvements in screenshots editor.
  • Changed arrow figure appearance in screenshots editor.
  • Added corner radius for rectangular figures in screenshots editor.
  • Fixed:
    • Bug with deletion of all files in local-copied folder;
    • Render of drop-down control on high-DPI screens;
    • Bug in GIF recording reset, when reset button didn't remove old record.
  • Some other improvements.
Latest comments
tproli on 2017-01-19 12:23

Enter "./Captures" to the "Settings->Local/Network folder -> Save location" to save captures/recordings to the application folder.

hamasaki on 2017-03-04 05:08

Under network folders if you click to open gallery, it throws an exception.

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Free Shooter v2.0.7

billon on 22 Oct 2018
  • 578KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Oct 2018
  • Suggested by smaragdus

Free Shooter is lightweight, easy-to-use tool for taking screenshots. This simple program supports 3 capture modes: full screen, active window and selected region along with 5 output file formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG and TIFF. Other features include copying image to clipboard, capture sound, mouse cursor inclusion, clear window transparency, disable aero effect, customizable shortcut keys, always on top, tray control, multi-monitor support and more.

A 64-bit version is available (included in archive).

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch freeshooter.exe from 32 or 64 folder (for 64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: Lightscreen, WinSnap
What's new? Updated:
  • Project SDK.
  • Windows SDK.
Fixed:
  • Region selection mask device context.
  • Calculating overlapped windows rectangle.
  • Calculating shadow size.
  • Bugs.
Latest comments
webfork on 2018-03-22 20:57

Nice to have an actively developed screenshot tool that doesn't rely on dotNET libraries.

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