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    ShareX

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    Shutter

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    Open Source Linux

    • FastStone is able to capture the whole screen, not only the part of the screen that is visible, in other words: it is able to scroll while taking a screenshot. Shutter cannot do that! Guest • Oct 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    Free Windows

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    Commercial Mac Windows

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    Freemium Mac Windows

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    Open Source Windows Linux

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    Free Windows Linux

    • Discontinued No longer updated. Last version, version 2.0 build 1060, released in 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued Last version was released on 06 Jul 2002, but is already downloadable and useable.
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    Free Windows

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    Open Source Linux

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    Free Windows

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    Free Windows

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    Free Mac Windows Linux

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    Open Source Linux

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    Free Windows

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    Open Source Windows

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FastStone Capture Comments

best best best app

Comment by ngvnsang
about FastStone Capture Nov 2016

i like it, everyone should use it, or try Screedpresso (http://www.screenpresso.com)

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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.

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Excellent!

Positive Comment by SouzaRM
about FastStone Capture Nov 2012

StreamLined and very practical.

Congratulations for the developers.

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Excellent

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.)

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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.

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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: http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=775"

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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.

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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

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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.

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