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FastStone Capture Comments

Didn't record popup texts

Negative Comment by Siem
about FastStone Capture Apr 2016

Pretty close to what we're looking for to create instruction video's and demo's, but we turned it down, because it didn't record popup texts.
Had it working on an Asus laptop with Windows 8.1.



Positive Comment by SouzaRM
about FastStone Capture Nov 2012

StreamLined and very practical.

Congratulations for the developers.



Positive Comment by musichemyst
about FastStone Capture Jun 2011

I've been using it for years and it just gets better and better with each new version -- of which there are plenty as it a very actively developed app. Some of the alternative apps are pretty good in their own right, but this one has and still blow them out of the water. (See my review for further details.)


Favorite screenshot/screen recording tool out there and I'v ...

Comment by scien7ia
about FastStone Capture Jun 2011

Favorite screenshot/screen recording tool out there and I've tried all of them, from Jing to SnagIT and everything in between. Favorite feature is the ultra tiny screen recordings it makes with an intro frame option. Yes, this is not Adobe Premiere but then you wouldn't expect it to be for $20; which I was glad to pay.


Information from the original contributor: "Since the licen ...

Comment by mistaecko
about FastStone Capture Jun 2011

Information from the original contributor:

"Since the license agreement does not prohibit redistribution, I have the last freeware version (V5.3) as an portable-app available for direct download from:"


I've tried numerous screenshot utilities, but I always come ...

Comment by 72dpi
about FastStone Capture Jun 2011

I've tried numerous screenshot utilities, but I always come back to this one. Until recently I didn't know it was possible to upload via ftp. Now that I know, I highly doubt I'm going to look for something else soon.

There's also feature that I find extremely useful: Full control over cropping placement with the use of keyboard cursors. This is a must to me, and I'm baffled by the fact that no other screenshot utility seem have this feature.


version 5.3 is free for non-commercial uses, you can find i ...

Comment by s0me0ne
about FastStone Capture Jun 2011

version 5.3 is free for non-commercial uses, you can find it out there online still


Wonderful little application, the best. Small, efficient, a ...

Comment by ATx
about FastStone Capture Jun 2011

Wonderful little application, the best. Small, efficient, and full of features.