View Full Version : Screenshot software

15-03-2012, 07:21 AM
Hi all,

I need to document some stuff for work over the next few days, and I'm after some software that will allow me to hit a hotkey or something and it will take a screenshot. Similar to using Alt-Print Screen or whatever, but I don't then want to have to go and save the screenshot. I just want to hit the hotkey then continue what I was doing, then hit it again for another screenshot.

I guess similar to how some games let you press F12 to take a screenshot during the game and it saves it in the background.

Any suggestions?


15-03-2012, 07:21 AM
PS Free software would be best :)


15-03-2012, 08:11 AM
I use Ashampoo-Snap-4 (http://www.ashampoo.com/en/usd/pin/0424/5-Multimedia-Software/Ashampoo-Snap-4) -While its not free there is a free trial, you can set what ever hotkey you want. What you have to do is hit the hot key, then click the green tick, it also can do video capture.

15-03-2012, 08:15 AM
MWSnap. Have used it for yonks and have found nothing better.


15-03-2012, 08:33 AM

Is free. Hotkeys for whole desktop, active window, rectangle dragged over some part of the screen

Captures to a folder and clipboard

15-03-2012, 08:47 AM
Do these recommendations capture to the 'clipboard' so you can paste directly into word or whatever.

Which of these Work in Win7 ??
The screen cap software I used to use doesnt work properly in 7 .
I really dont like 7's built in screen capture.

15-03-2012, 08:57 AM
I use Zscreen with Win7pro64. Yes, it captures to the clipboard but you can have it go to a folder at the same time.

I once used Zscreen to make a video out of Powerpoint slides. Just hit the hotkey, next slide, hotkey, etc until I had 30 jpgs which I imported into a video editor and added a commentary

I also used Zscreen to capture Streetview shots for posterity. (using Showmystreet mentioned in somebody's recent post - thanks... Cicero?)

15-03-2012, 09:57 AM

kahawai chaser
15-03-2012, 10:27 AM
When you say document stuff - do you mean online properties (e.g. websites/pages/pdf's etc,) or basic offline documents?

I use the free DuckCapture (http://www.ducklink.com/p/free-screen-capture-tool/) for screenshots. But if doing a lot of online collation of web elements/sites it might be better to use a curation/research management tool addon like Zotero. (http://www.zotero.org/)Or an online annotation tool like web clipper, awesome high lighter, etc.Reviews. (http://www.labnol.org/software/annotate-and-highlight-web-pages/14001/)

15-03-2012, 04:49 PM
Wow thanks for all the replies :) I forgot about this post and didn't check back until now (back at home) :D will have to give some of these a try when back at work tomorrow. I did find ZScreen which seems to do what I want, but will try the others to see if there's a better one.

By 'document some stuff' I mean I'm installing some new software and configuring a new server and I need to screenshot everything and document it so that if I get hit by a bus and someone else needs to do it then they'll have my instructions on how to do it :D