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Screen Capture

Screenshot Captor

SUMMARY: Screenshot Captor for Windows supports multiple types of screen and region captures, as well as image editing features post-capture including adding frames and shadows.

Screenshot Captor is a screen capture program for Windows 9x and up. The software allows for workspace (multi-monitor), screen, active window, and selected or fixed-sized region captures, and contains options to capture a windows object or Screenshot Captor itself. The mouse cursor can also be captured, a feature lagging in many screen capture software packages.

Post-capture, an editor is available allowing you to perform an impressive number of options including adding a shadow, border, or decorative frame or edge around the image; blurring an area inside or outside a region to focus attention on a part of the screen capture; and resizing and cropping the image. You can also add text, rectangles, arrows, clip-art, and image captions.

Performing a screen capture with Screenshot Captor

Screenshot Captor offers many configuration options under the "Edit" - "Preferences" menu (or press Ctrl+P).

* The software can be configured to automatically run on Windows startup.

* Screenshot capture hotkeys can be redefined with different keys supporting different capture types.

* Export file formats can be chosen - JPG, PNG, GIF, TIF, and BMP.

* Screenshots can occur after a short delay, allowing you to press a hot key and then set up a window for capture.

* Borders and drop shadows can be auto-added.

* Special effects can be customized.

Configuring Screenshot Captor

Note that according to the license, "This program is FREE for personal use, and can be used forever, without payment, but you must request a freeware license to continue using it without nag messages". To download the software and request a license, visit the following address:

Screenshot Captor - http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Mouser/screenshotcaptor/

This tip was written regarding Screenshot Captor v2.70.02 on a Windows Vista machine. Features, information, and screenshots for other versions / operating systems may vary.

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