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ScreenToGif v2.27.2 Updated

billon on 20 Sep 2020
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Sep 2020
  • 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
MIKLO on 2017-08-15 13:48

I'm impressed at this great software, easy to use, works flawlessly just a very nice job thank you so much. Small footprint and very intuitive what more could anyone want with easy to do GIF making. :) Again great job Nicke.
MIKLO

__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.

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ShareX v13.2.1 Updated

billon on 8 Sep 2020
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Sep 2020
  • 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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PicPick v5.1.1

billon on 10 Jun 2020
  • 30MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Jun 2020
  • 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
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?
  • Better support for high-DPI devices.
  • Fixed:
    • The magnifier is too small on specific devices;
    • An issue on multi monitor environment;
    • The update window is not closed on program start.
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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Screenshot Captor v4.36.2

billon on 24 Jan 2020
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Jan 2020
  • 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
ripu on 2015-02-18 09:00

@Midas I only tried the screenshot feature, and it did not create HKEY_CURRENT_USER\RtColorPicker or any other registry entry.

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.

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GifCam v6.0

billon on 15 Feb 2020
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Oct 2019
  • 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-6-0/
Latest comments
vmars316 on 2017-01-26 00:07

Win10 each time I use this thing
it screws up my windows colors scheme .

webfork on 2017-01-27 23:32

@VMARS316: Author is very responsive to issues. Please post steps and screenshots to github.

__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.

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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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iPhotoDraw v2.6 (Build 6728)

billon on 8 Jun 2018
  • 31MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Jun 2018
  • Suggested by simenwu

iPhotoDraw is a image editor and screencapture program. The program enables image filters, transformations, addendums, layers and arrangement. Photo filters include brightness/contrast, hues/saturation, inversion, sepia and grascale. Addendums include description text, call-out boxes (ballons), dimensions, stamps (1, 2, 3 ...) and more.

The program also includes image slicer, watermarks, a color picker, stamps and batch operations. Images can be sent to Microsoft Office, FTP, or other external programs.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .Net Framework 4.0 or later
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch iPhotoDraw.exe.
What's new? See:
http://www.iphotodraw.com/updates.php

Snipaste v1.16.2

webfork on 3 May 2019
  • 23MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Snipaste is an easy screen capture and image edition program, with the ability to detect windows and menus and supporting pixel-level control. Both captured images and various clipboard content can be pasted as a floating window to the desktop. Images can be moved, organized into groups, saved to file, as well as basic editions like addendums, rotation, zoom, translucence etc.

The program can also grab colors, supports themes and includes multi-screen support. The default keys (which can be customized) are F1 for Snip and F3 for Paste.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft Visual C++ Redist 2015
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Snipaste.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Greenshot, Lightscreen, PicPick, Screenshot Captor
What's new? See:
https://github.com/Snipaste/feedback/wiki/Changelog
Latest comments
two on 2017-03-17 14:30

drawing tools are great!

juverax on 2020-09-02 16:12

Current version: 2.5.1 ( https://www.snipaste.com/download.html )

billon on 2020-09-02 17:32

@juverax:

That's beta

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LICEcap v1.28

billon on 8 Dec 2017
  • 444KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Dec 2017
  • 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?
  • LCF: fix crash when error opening output file.
  • GIF: use WDL_FileWrite to write to disk rather than fopen()/_wfopen(), lock files while writing.
  • New icon.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-08-27 11:47

LICEcap version 1.26 is out, changes:
v1.26 - August 26 2015
+ Windows 8.1+ high-DPI fix, thanks to Betsegaw Tadele

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.

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