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PicPick v5.1.3 Updated

billon on 15 Nov 2020
  • 30MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Nov 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?
  • Fix scroll capture issues on Chrome and Edge.
  • 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 v13.3.0 Updated

billon on 29 Oct 2020
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Oct 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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ScreenToGif v2.27.3 Updated

billon on 1 Oct 2020
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Oct 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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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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Greenshot v1.2.10.6

billon on 14 Sep 2017
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Sep 2017
  • Suggested by david

Greenshot is a lightweight screenshot software tool focused on speed, basic annotation and ease of export. The program includes an image editor, ability to output to file, printer, clipboard, e-mail, Office programs, as well as upload to photo sites like Imgur, Flickr, Photobucket, Picasa or others. Includes a variety of customizations, scrolling (full page captures), auto crop, ability to use external editors and more.

Functional in 64-bit. A PortableApps-formatted version distributed by the author is also available.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET v3.5 or above
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL v2
How to extract: Download the "NO-INSTALLER" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Delete unnecessary language and help files. Launch Greenshot.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PicPick, LightScreen, ShareX
What's new? See:
https://github.com/greenshot/greenshot/releases/
Latest comments
Peter202 on 2016-05-06 08:15

@webfork Yes, but it gives only one url of the image to copy. I have used another Imgur uploader, which stopped working, but it gave different type of url's to use, like: for forums, for html sites, with small and large thumbnails.

webfork on 2016-05-06 20:18

@Peter202: Greenshot goes really lightweight and minimalist by design so that's not present but you might goto the home page and click 'suggest a feature'

gbrao on 2016-12-20 10:58

I just started using Greenshot. With Win 7 x64.

I just cannot set Settings->General->Update_check_interval to 0. Any other value works.

Nice program otherwise.

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Lightscreen v2.4

billon on 19 Dec 2016
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Dec 2016
  • 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?
  • Updated to Qt 5.7.1.
  • Fixed:
    • High DPI area screenshots;
    • Imgur authentication.
Latest comments
Midas on 2014-07-02 10:26

Is the previous version still available? Couldn't find it at the site...

smaragdus on 2014-11-01 21:16

@Midas - I have put into an archive and uploaded all the versions of Lightscreen I have (0.5, 1.0, 1.01, 2.0 + PAF editions), so you can download the archive if you need any of the previous versions, which seem to be unavailable. Here is the download link of the 7Z archive- http://ge.tt/7p8JzJ32/v/0?c

Midas on 2014-11-02 00:18

Thanks, smaragdus, much appreciated. :)

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Purrint vb26

freakazoid on 27 Aug 2016
  • 119KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by Baas

Purrint is a screen capture tool (desktop or current window), that reduces the many steps involved in saving images from the PrintScreen button. Options include save to file, print to printer, or copy to clipboard.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Windows registry use the comand line switch to remove the registry entries. (/reset)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Purrint.exe
What's new? Win7 bugfixes

Postimage v1.0.1

webfork on 25 Dec 2018
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Jul 2013
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Postimage is a screenshot program focused on ease of use. After the capture, the image can be saved or shared online directly. The program can also send to the system clipboard the URL of a shared screenshot, so you can paste it into your editor of choice.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Writes Trolltech keys to the registry at: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\QtProject\OrganizationDefaults
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch postimage.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed a few minor bugs.
Latest comments
Napiophelios on 2013-05-25 01:29

you said
"@Napiophelios
These are Trolltech (Qt framework) keys."

so I thought I might have missed a memo some where and maybe they were normal keys made
unavoidable I dont know

I am Baas on 2013-05-25 04:38

Napiophelios is right, it does write Trolltech junk to the registry. The "hats off" award obviously goes to him.

Napiophelios on 2013-06-07 22:09

I dont give a crap about Trolltech (Qt framework) keys;
this app rocks! :)

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Screeny 1.3.0.44

smaragdus on 19 May 2016

Screeny is a fast, simple, minimalist screen capture software. To save a screenshot of your desktop quickly: 1. Run Screeny; 2. Press Enter three times. To crop, simply left-click-drag an area in the preview; to pixelate an area of the shot you want to keep private, right-click-drag that area in the preview.

Features include: Supports .jpg and .png file formats; Upload screenshot to the internet to share with others; Capture a window or the whole desktop; Adjust the compression or quality of the saved screenshots; Timed capture available (e.g. capture after 8 seconds)

Category:
Runs on:WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Screeny.exe.
Latest comments
robzuc on 2012-04-11 20:02

Can't open the .zip file (I downloaded the file from 2 mirrors, but neither 7-zip nor Uniextract could open it)

donald on 2012-04-12 00:52

Worked great for me no problem with download, extract, or launch.
A great screen capture tool with neat features.
It will not replace FastStone Capture for me but it is a close second, and at half the size worth keeping track of.

HerrBert on 2012-04-12 06:46

Domain is gone, commercial use also free?
Error @starting - not enough Memory... - but it starts
Error @screenshot Fullscreen - not enough Memory - maybe Dualdisplay Problem?
No Probs @ Window Screenshot

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AutoScreenShot v1.0.5.6

webfork on 2 Mar 2019
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by joby_toss

AutoScreenShot is an automatic screenshot capture program that is able to make timed captures of your screen. Saves to JPG format.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes. (If you remove "UDS-Update.exe")
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP version package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Open the options.ini file and replace "Files=..." line with "Files=.\Files"
  3. Launch AutoScreenShot.exe
Similar/alternative apps: ShareX
Latest comments
webfork on 2010-07-04 18:59

Very buggy (crashes and freezes)

CMD on 2010-12-08 05:53

One component of the software ( UDS-UPDATE.EXE ) is detected as Malware by AVG.

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Snapshoter v1.8

webfork on 22 Sep 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Oct 2011
  • Suggested by joby_toss

Snapshoter is a small productivity tool that includes image and video capture program, clipboard manager, image composer, and a post-it note functions. The program can also make image edits with layers, scale, rotate, borders, contrast, add transparency, and use text or arrows. The program can add watermarks or create collages.

Supports skins, Dropbox, and saves to JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF or ILBM image formats.

Cross-platform with support for Mac, AmigaO/AROS, and MorphOS.

Note: Tooltips are visible at the bottom of the window when hovering over an item in the interface.

Category:
Runs on:WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the RAR package and extract (using a program like PeaExtractor) to a folder of your choice. Launch snapshoter.exe.
What's new?
  • Added copy from clipboard to collage mode screen
  • Added German language
  • Fixed some bugs
  • Improved CPU consumption
  • Minimum memory consumption
  • Alt + prtscr paste active window to snapshoter
  • And a lot of improvements more
Latest comments
julius on 2011-05-13 22:12

for me is great, but PNG or BMP support will be nice

magyar on 2011-05-24 23:13

very easy intuitive fast and clear program, i autoboot it everytime

allclownsareevil on 2011-08-16 16:12

Really glad I tried this, usually I use fascapture, but this has some great features over it. Like others have said an ability to be able to save captures as pdf would be nice, but hardly essential. There are other programs on here to convert images to pdf.

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Chronolapse v1.0.7

billon on 19 Sep 2017
  • 19MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 May 2011
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Chronolapse is a tool for creating time lapses on windows using screen captures, webcam captures, or both at the same time. CL also provides some rudimentary tools for annotating your time lapse, as well as creating a picture-in-picture effect with two sets of images. Each piece of Chronolapse functionality has been created to work stand-alone to make the program more versatile. For example, you can easily capture with another program and create a PIP in Chronolapse, or capture with Chronolapse and annotate somewhere else.

Category:
Runs on:WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: GDIPLUS.DLL and Microsoft Visual Studio libraries: msvcm90.dll, msvcp90.dll, msvcr90.dll
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: MIT
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch chronolapse.exe.

SiteShoter v1.42

Checker on 22 Mar 2014
  • 108KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by JohnW

SiteShoter is a small utility that allows you to save a screenshot of any Web page into a file. It automatically creates hidden window of Internet Explorer, loads the desired Web page, and than save the entire content of the Web page into an image file (PNG, JPG, TIFF, BMP or GIF). Includes a command-line interface mode.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: GDIPLUS.DLL
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SiteShoter.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed bug: SiteShoter failed to save the file with %url% variable if the Web site URL specified a port number ( For example: http://mywebsite.com:8080 )
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TP109 on 2011-02-24 19:13

This works. It captured a picture of an entire web page 1024x11126 pixels in size. Nice.

TP109 on 2011-02-24 19:15

Make sure to check automatically extend browser size according to Web page.

valcan on 2011-02-25 11:16

working with Mozilla Firefox you can do that: by the menù File/Save as or File/Save with name.

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7capture v1.2.0.21

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by joby_toss

7capture is a fast and easy high-quality screen capture software that allows the capture of windows' rounded corners and transparent backgrounds that have increased in popularity since Windows XP. It also enables export to semi-transparent PNG, JPEG, GIF or BMP image.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch 7capture.exe.
Latest comments
scanbix on 2010-06-21 15:01

Takes captures only for full screen. Did not find how to capture area.

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Taksi v0.7.7.2

webfork on 25 Jun 2017
  • 320KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Jun 2013
  • Suggested by Fluffy

Taksi is a video/screen capture tool for 3D applications. It can capture from almost any DirectX, OpenGL or GDI window and capture video of the contents. Although videos can be compressed, this is not recommended as it further slows down an already taxing process

Note: This program does not appear to be in development any longer so some features are not implemented (such as recording audio).

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: BSD
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice using the "MSI Administrative Installation" method
  2. Delete the .MSI file (name varies depending on version eg. taksi-0.7.6.msi) and TaksiLogo.jpg
  3. Launch Taksi.exe
Recommendations: Turn video compression off for the best performance. Click "Config" and then, in the "Format" tab, select the "Video Codecs" button. Choose "Full Frames (Uncompressed)" from the drop-down dialog, and then "OK". The program will warn you that this uses up a very large amount of disk space: click "OK" and then "Save").
Latest comments
Emka on 2011-12-26 19:41

v7.7.9-dev from 2010 is the latest, development seems stalled

Midas on 2014-04-28 14:02

Latest stable version at the site (http://taksi.sourceforge.net/) is v0.7.6 ...

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AviScreen Portable v1.3 Revision 2

lwc on 20 Jul 2019
  • 654KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Dec 2012
  • Suggested by MISIIM

An application for capturing screen activity in the form of AVI video or JPG/GIF/BMP images. Besides the usual options defining the capture area, AviScreen has a unique feature called "follow the cursor". Using this mode you can produce a video or image of relatively small dimensions while covering all mouse activity over the whole screen area. Does not record audio. AviScreen Portable is a portable wrapper for AviScreen.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Makes minor changes to registry; requires manual entry of save path.
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AviScreenPortable.exe.

Disable checking for new version (as the site is offline) by unchecking "Help" - "Automatic update checK"
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behappy on 2010-05-23 11:06

Correction of my entry at 2010-05-23 11:01
The version at Softpedia IS portable BUT it sets reg keys.

vbb on 2010-09-19 19:49

The download link is misleading, but many mirrors are on the web. I downloaded it from softpedia:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/Multimedia/Video/Windows-Portable-Applications-AviScreen-Portable.shtml

webfork on 2010-09-20 03:50

vbb: link updated, thanks.

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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.

Category:
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.
Latest comments
webfork on 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.

joby_toss on 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.

__philippe on 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...;-)

http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=83541#p83541

Cheers,

__philippe

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WinSnap v1.1.10

webfork on 9 Apr 2017

WinSnap is a small utility for taking and editing screenshots. It can easily capture screenshots of non-rectangular windows with the background of your choice, automatically perform simple canvas transformations and coloring effects, add professional Photoshop-style shadows etc. Note that if you are running this on versions of Windows before XP, you will need to place GDIPLUS.DLL in the application folder.

Note: Starting from V2.x, WinSnap is no longer free for personal use. We are linking to the archive.org site for the last freeware version. If you have a more recent freeware version, please post in forums.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "Portable Edition" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WinSnap.exe.
What's new?
  • New interface languages: Norwegian, Serbian, Portuguese (24+ now)
  • Palette optimization for 8-bit GIF images
  • Issues with auto-save image format were fixed
Latest comments
James on 2008-03-19 14:01

The last freeware portable edition is still available from the authors site, however it is difficult to find it.

The URL to the freeware download page is ...

http://www.ntwind.com/software/winsnap/download-free-version.html

JMM on 2010-08-22 11:44

I agree with CD. This is simply the best capture tool for Windows.

DzejPy on 2017-02-07 13:10

Download is broken - Error 404.

Can be downloaded from: http://codecpack.co/download/WinSnap.html (link is bottom of the page)

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FGWndGrab v0.4.0

webfork on 4 Feb 2017
  • 173KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by Fluffy Bot

FGWndGrab is a screen capture utility supporting 6 different kinds of grabbing (control, client area, window, desktop, virtual screen, and rectangular area). It also features save to clipboard, save to file (multiple image file types supported), multi-monitor awareness, thumbnailing, watermarking, image tagging, image uploading, and automatic background filling.

Note: The site has gone offline so we are linking to the archive.org mirror.

Category:
Runs on:Win98 / WinME / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Non-XP systems require GDI+ DLL to run.
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FGWndGrab.exe.
Latest comments
dany on 2012-01-04 07:55

I wish this was open source, so that I could get it up to date with win7 and 64bit. I only got 0.1 alpha to work with, but that's a huge step away from 0.4...
Oh well, still one of my favorite screen capture apps.

smaragdus on 2014-04-19 02:06

"Update 0.4.0: Added support for Windows 98..."
This is even more archaic than MWSnap, which was released in 2002 and at least officially supports Windows XP.

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HoverSnap v0.8 Beta

webfork on 29 Apr 2014
  • 407KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by Barrette

HoverSnap is a a screen capture tool with JPG, PNG, BMP and GIF support. You can configure it to take snapshots of the full screen, active window or a selected area. It can capture layered windows (alpha-blended ones under 2K/XP).

Note: main site offline, linking to softpedia (thanks Emka and Midas).

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch HoverSnap.exe.
Latest comments
Rapidtester on 2010-07-02 19:16

Okay, okay. That problem I just described... that has nothing to do with the program's ability to capture. It has EVERYTHING to do with your video cards "acceleration mode". if you disable it under your "Display settings/advanced" simple press of PRNT SCRN will do. But this program is...well, kinda pointless now that I can use PRNT SCRN?

Emka on 2013-12-19 14:29

links broken

Midas on 2014-04-28 14:06

Website unavailable. Softpedia link:

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Graphic/Graphic-Capture/HoverSnap.shtml

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