Screenpresso is a lightweight screen grab tool that still manages to squeeze in some unusual and interesting features.
And so the program doesn't just grab your entire screen, individual windows or defined regions, for instance. It can also grab multiple images of a scrolled window and stitch them all together later. (Although it won't scroll your window automatically, unfortunately.)
Screenpresso can also capture HD Video of your on-screen activities, exporting the results in MP4 (H264), WebM, Ogv or WMV formats. Captures are limited to a maximum of 15 seconds in this free version, and include Screenpresso branding, but that could still be useful if, say, you just want to show someone what you're doing.
Once an image has been captured you may annotate it with arrows, rectangles, ellipses, text boxes, callouts and more. Then you can crop and resize it, maybe add a fancy border, without ever having to fire up your regular graphics editor.
When it's all done, another click or two can despatch your work via email, or upload videos direct to your YouTube account.
Other sharing options will quickly send your images to Twitpic, Flickr, Facebook, Evernote, even FTP servers. These will also have Screenpresso branding added in this free version, though. To remove these restrictions you'll need to upload to Screenpresso Pro, which is available for $28, and you can compare both editions in detail at the Screenpresso site.
Version 1.7.1 brings (see the changelog for more):
- Capture: WebCam’s window size and location is now saved. It is also possible to open WebCam’s driver settings
- Capture: after a capture, Screenpresso can now ask in which workspace the file must be saved if ‘WorkspacesAlwaysAsk’ advanced setting is set to True
- Editor: holding Control key when clicking “Send backward” now brings selected item to back instead of just one step backward
- Editor: screen used to display the window is now persisted
- Editor: improved border effects window and added a drop shadow preset
- Sharing: it is now possible to disable URL shortener when uploading to Google Drive
Capturing scrolling windows could be easier, but otherwise Screenpresso proves an easy-to-use screen grab tool with a pack of useful features