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Screen Capture Tools & Tips

Tools and utilities for making screen shots and capturing portions of the desktop and application windows. Includes freeware and shareware screen capture programs for Windows and Macintosh as well as tips for taking screen shots, and getting better results from screen shots you will be using in print and on the Web.
  1. Tips and Software to Mak...
  2. Macintosh Screen Capture (19)
  3. Windows Screen Recorders (12)
  4. Windows Screen Capture (31)
  5. Free Windows Screen Capture (17)

SnagIt for Mac Review
SnagIt has long been a powerful screen capture tool for Windows. Learn how the Mac version of SnagIt stacks up on this review of Snagit for Mac.

How To Capture a Screen Shot on iOS
Did you know you can capture a screen shot from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch without having to install any third-party apps? This allows you create a picture of anything displayed on the screen, no matter which app you have open.

What is a Screen Shot?
A screen shot is a way of taking a snapshot, or picture, of your computer screen. Screen shots can be very helpful when you need to demonstrate something that would be difficult to explain in words. Learn what you need to know about taking screen shots in Windows or Macintosh.

Capture a Screen Shot with Mac OS X
The Macintosh operating system has always made it easy to capture a screen shots. Here's a summary of all the shortcuts you can use to capture an image of your Mac desktop or an active window using Mac OS X.

Capture a Screen Shot with Windows
Have you ever pressed the print screen key on your Windows keyboard and wondered why it was there? This how-to will show you why it's useful.

Capture a Screen Shot with the Snipping Tool in Windows Vista
With Windows Vista, Microsoft has included a utility called the Snipping Tool to make capturing and saving screen shots easier.

Capture a Screen Shot with XnView
There are many times when it is helpful to have an image of something displayed on your computer screen. This is often called taking a screen shot. XnView is a free image viewer that's handy for a lot of things--including capturing screen shots.

Capture and Save a Screen Shot in Windows XP
[Video Tutorial] See how to capture and save a screenshot in Windows XP.

Screen Shot Tips & Tricks
Tips and tricks for making better screen shots.

Windows Vista Snipping Tool
The Snipping Tool utility in Windows Vista is a better option than the Windows Print Screen method of screen captures. It saves a few steps compared to Print Screen and offers more options than just capturing the screen or the active window. Explore the Snipping Tool in this gallery from Desktop Publishing Guide Jacci Howard Bear.

Cropper - Free Screen Capture Tool for Windows
Cropper is a pretty nifty free screen capture tool I came across recently. When you run it from a keyboard shortcut or the tray icon, it puts a floating transparent box on your screen which you can move freely and resize by dragging the corner. Move the frame around the screen and simply double click to capture the area under the box.

TechSmith SnagIt 8 for Windows
SnagIt is one of the most comprehensive and powerful screen capture utilities available for Windows, offering advanced features and extra tools for organizing, simplifying, and editing screen captures.

Wink Tutorial and Presentation Creator - Software Review and Rating
Wink is a free tool for creating animated tutorials and software demonstrations. Wink lets you capture screen shots of your software, add instructional text callouts and navigational buttons, and export your tutorials to Flash, HTML, PDF, or stand-alone executable files.

Tips for Good-Looking Screen Captures in Print
Desktop Publishing Guide Jacci Howard Bear offers several tips for setting up the screen to get the best results when taking screen captures intended for printed output.

Printing Screen Captures
Desktop Publishing Guide Jacci Howard Bear offers several tips for processing screen shots which are going to be printed.

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