Top 10 Best Screen Capture Software In 2016
Capturing screen is always needed for many people to record their moment or to share to other. There is many screen capture software you can find on the internet in just a couple of click.
In our article today, we would like to introduce Top 10 best applications to take screen easily and effectively based on our experiences in reality. It is noted that not all of them are free; you may pay money to use after free-trial using. Now, let's check out!
Best screen capture software you should know
LightShot is more than a simple application with the function of taking a screen capture. It is true that sometimes simple is better. So if you want to own one simple program to capture screen, Lightshot is the best. Lightshot is handy screen capturing application that allows you take screen in a couple of mouse click. You only have two ways to take screen in this app. One is full screen, and another is specific selected areas. A small bar at the bottom will display while taking a picture what offers some of the basic options. What is more, you can find add-on of this app on browsers including Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explore.
Overall, Lightshot is the best replacement for the basic and standard way to take a screenshot in Windows with an impressive feature that should be given a try.
- Simple to use
- Slight and take small space
- Support auto-update
- Support to edit online
- Limited ways to make capture
- Available for add-on browsers
The second one we would like to introduce here is called "Jing" which is not purely for recording, but it is for capturing screen. Thus, it is the best one that you should give a try. It is widely agreed that Jing does not integrate much more advanced features, but which provided is wonderful ones. To capture a picture of what you see on the computer screen with this program, you can select which window or regions you need to capture and using simple tools to do this. Regarding recording features, you have to do the same.
Regarding those drawbacks of Jing, it should be understood that there are some limitations on the time of video recorded which is 5 minute-lengths. Last but not least, Jing allows us to do some editing features with recorded or saved videos or imagines.
- Totally free
- Easy to use
- Support to record video
- Output can be video or image
- Having feature of history
- It can be lagged
- Editing options are limited
3. Screenshot Captor
Another best one is Screenshot Captor which is relatively small and light, so it does not take many resources, but it is flexible with many interesting features. You are offered with some methods to take your screenshot with high quality. Screenshot Captor is included with a set of filters and effects; we can name shadow effects for example. We believe that you will be happy with all of its functions. Undo features is another plus point of Screenshot Captor, which allows you to back what you have done before easily. What is more, Screenshot Captor creates automatically thumbnails from pictures.
- Many methods to capture
- Supported with filters and
- Take low-resources in your system
- Easily to use
- Out of date interface
4. FastStone Capture
By far the capture software, FastStone Capture is also known as image viewer and editor. It is amazing for the all-in-one program. Right? Using this program is very simple, you just need to use PrtScr key on your keyboard to take your screen. After taking the screen, you can use the edit function to make your results better. Furthermore, it is widely agreed that FastStone Capture is one of the minimalist software that takes small space in your system. Like others in this article, you are offered with a variety of ways to capture pictures such as a full screen. More importantly, its output is not limited, so you can save your file in your preferred format. Besides, FastStone Capture supports us to save automatically with the default name of the file. Let give it a try!
- Support many ways to take a screenshot
- Available in most common extensions
- Support for view and edit image
- Some advanced features
- Not much tools and effects for editing
Snagit is next one we introduce in this article. In its official website, Snagit is stated as “the king of screen capture.” We have to admit that Snagit is great screen capture program which offers many advanced features. Especially, for those who want to take a screen for creating tutorials, it is more suitable. You can yourself select nay part or region that you want to take, thus, you don't need much time to crop or resize your pictures. Besides taking a screenshot, currently, it has been updated to have functions of capturing video. So you can use it as record video program. However, you will not find many editing tools in this program.
- Quickly screen captures
- Impressive interface
- Video capture is supported
- Sharing video via its website
- Support to download effects of annotation
- Editing tool is limited
6. Screen VidShot
One more software we have to introduce in our top 10 is called Screen VidShot which is relatively flexible. Screen VidShot helps us to catch up what happens on your desktop easily and quickly. In this program, we have many options to take a capture such as full-screen mode or window mode and also selected mode. With basic editing tool, you can make some change easy after having a picture. If you are a beginner, don't worry since it is easy and simple to use.
- Easy to use
- Provides some options
- Recording macros are complicated
PicPick is an excellent screen capture program, which is usually why it gets a number of use at OMGHOWTO. With PicPick, you can easily take the whole pictures of the full desktop, consisting of the Start menu and application-specific taskbars, or limit the screenshot to a particular window size, window area, or an otherwise defined region drawn manually.
Pros: Effective function set.
Cons: Several annotation-specific choices.
Skitch is a free software application, choosing which you can quickly take a screen capture and do more from it. Skitch is not simply just a screenshot tool. Skitch enables your to insert text annotations, draw and add good shapes to your screenshots; therefore adding objective and assisting others to see and understand your great ideas.
- All of annotations are offered in a variety of 8 colours and 5 levels of thickness
- Option to edit PDFs kept in other apps
- "Undo" and "Clear All" choices make take errors from the touch-interface equatio
- A single text font selection
- Shape tool is limited to rectangular shapes, round-cornered rectangles, and lines
9. Screen Grab Pro
Last but not least in our top today is called Screen Grab Pro which is inbuilt with many functions and features. It is the simple and slight program that allows us to take any screenshot. Especially, it is supported with one-click screen capture and handy Window view menu. Unfortunately, it is a lack of many advanced tools for editing features. Also, it does not video capturing tools.
- Easy to use
- Slight and take not much space
- Support One-click screen capture
- Support Window View menu
- There is not many advanced tools or editing tools
- Does not to support video capture
Speaking of applications to help us to capture our screen, Camstudio is one of the best among others currently. The reason for this is that Camstudio is built in open sources basis which is totally free for downloading and using. You only can save that recorded video as avid* or flash* format. It is understood that Avi format provides the best quality of the video; otherwise, the flash format has lower quality than other. Although we have to admit that this program does not render many features and functions, Camstudio has several great features.
- Great effect options
- Support many screen annotations
- Easy to use
- Support to record longer video
- Limited on saved formats
Other Software Products
CapTrue is another choice here for those who want to have a small app without any installation. To be exactly, with this program, you have not installed any tool in your system, so it does not take much of space. You are offered with three ways to take a screenshot which is full-screen or just active window or selected areas by users. Also, this program supports many output formats.
- Native capture tool is embedded into Windows
- Different formats are supported
- Auto saving is supported
- There is no editing tool
Shotty is the wonderful program for all those of you who want to share screenshots online. This program is relatively easy and simple for using. Shotty allows you to take a full screen or any specified area or active window. You can save them in a variety of extensions. Shotty is supported with editing functions comprising cropping, adding tools.
- Doesn't interrupt work
- Basic built-in editor
- Lets you share images online in different hosting services
- Works with Aero transparency effects
- The uploading feature sometimes doesn't work properly
It is understood that there is a wide range of software to help us to take the screen shot in your desktop. Top 10 above based on our experience, thus, shall you have any best software alike, kindly share with us in the comment section below.
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