Please Suggest a Screenshot Tool

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I would like to build a portfolio to advertise my website designs. I also need to know what software is best for screen capture (partial or whole) so I can include a thumbnail of the home page for each site.

Thanks for any help.

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  • Profile picture of the author Wademcm
    If you're using a PC - I usually just use PrtSCn on the keyboard, and then simply paste it into Photoshop or a photo editor of some sort - then crop/resize it.

    You can also hold Alt + PrtScn to capture only the browser window and nothing else.

    I hope that's helpful!

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    • Profile picture of the author bigshot90210
      I have to agree that Print Screen is the best thus far. If you need something extra and have no idea what the extra is, then I suggest that you investigate what screen capturing means to you and your end result.

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  • Profile picture of the author AndromedaDev
    If using a windows PC, 7 or 8, not sure if this exists on XP, or Vista, but upgrade already would ya.
    Anyways...they contain a tool called Snipping Tool. It allows you to drag your mouse and select the area of the screen you want. Then after that you can open if in whatever to crop or resize etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author codream
      Thanks for your help. I will try the Print Screen and the Snipping tool. I've been trying to use Fireshot, but when I try to upload the screenshot to my wordpress site, there's no picture, just a link to my picture. Not sure what I'm doing wrong, but I'll try the above.

      Thanks for the help,

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  • Profile picture of the author forekast
    Honestly just use the snipping tool and / or the print screen button. I personally just upload a lot of my screen shots and images to Imgur for faster load times.
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  • Profile picture of the author ektachauhan
    Snipping Tool , FastStone Capture .
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  • Profile picture of the author opensource@1
    Greenshot tool is a better Screenshot tool, because Greenshot allows quick creation of screenshots.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
    Nimbus Screenshot from Everhelper is a free FireFox addon and it is perfect for what you want to do. Actually, I use it to do the same thing and you can see the results on my site in my signature. Just click through to any of the theme demos to see the screenshots.

    Also, WordPress has a plugin that creates "custom sidebars" that you can place on each of the pages or posts that display your themes. Its called Custom Sidebars

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    • Profile picture of the author Boris_yo
      If you want to annotate screenshots as well, try "Greenshot". It's just the best as it allows automatic copying path to file to your clipboard after screenshot is saved plus it has integration to some image sharing services where you get URL copied to clipboard after upload completion. It also has magnifier for those precise screenshots you want without putting strain on your eye.

      It really helps your productivity and I strongly recommend it.
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      • Profile picture of the author codream
        Thank you again to everyone for jumping in to help me. I appreciate all the responses and it seems Greenshot will do exactly what I need.

        You guys are very generous.

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        • Profile picture of the author Tom Evans
          Originally Posted by codream View Post

          Thank you again to everyone for jumping in to help me. I appreciate all the responses and it seems Greenshot will do exactly what I need.

          If you are using Google Chrome then from Chrome Web Store - Awesome Screenshot: Capture & Annotate is an awesome screenshot capture tool, just add it to your chrome and ready to use. Even you can highlight some important points by pointing in the sceenshot, can capture rectangular/oval/circle shaped screen prints.
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  • Profile picture of the author mutant9
    Try ShareX it's free
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  • Profile picture of the author lachiem99
    I would suggest gyazo as u click on the application, select a portion of your screen and it opens the screenshot in a new tab in safari/firefox/chrome,etc and you can share the link.
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  • Profile picture of the author jayanta dey
    I think Snipping Tool will be good option for capture screen shot.
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    • Profile picture of the author StepOneSites
      Since no one else said it ... I'm a big fan of Jing, from the makers of Camtasia.

      You can also do 5 minutes screen capture videos. that export to SWF, without a watermark.

      It's free ... but there are some limitations like the 5 min video limit.
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  • Profile picture of the author beastwood
    I'm currently using SnagIt for screencaps of small parts of my screen but if you want to screencap the whole webpage, you could install "Awesome Screenshot" plug-in to your browser that is free. it also has different options of capturing the visible page only, a portion of it or the whole webpage.
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  • Profile picture of the author enezar
    Hi I use Skitch it works for quick screen grabs
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  • Profile picture of the author australianlogos
    I do screen capture through pressing print screen button and paste on paint or photoshop
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  • Profile picture of the author lmeyers
    I've had great luck with free PicPick.
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  • Profile picture of the author LuckyIMer
    I use print screen and then modify the image if needed.
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  • Profile picture of the author AleksanderSuave
    techsmith's "snagit" is pretty cool, you can do screenshots of full pages if you want to scroll, include animations in screen grabs, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adelina A
    There are many Screenshot tools available, You may use
    Ashampoo Snap
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  • Profile picture of the author Brandboyz
    Awsome screenshot, lightshot and jing are the best screenshot tools .
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  • Profile picture of the author fun2songs mp3
    snipping tool will work great for you. and no need to install it its aready in your windows pc (i suppose you have windows pc)
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  • If you didn't try you should POKIT. Awesome program it also has option for directly upload/ copy to clipboard.
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  • Profile picture of the author hayat007
    "lightshot", best screenshot tool for win & mac .
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  • Profile picture of the author christy62
    There are so many screenshot tools available, the one that I prefer is Free Online Screenshot, it works for both Win & Mac. You can use it to take screenshots, make edits or even upload image online for sharing.
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  • Profile picture of the author ExpertWPDev
    LightShot is best for PC and Mac. Just install it. Click PrintSrc button to take screenshot.
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  • Profile picture of the author Weblin
    Lightshot is what I use for my work. It is a very great tool and it have the feature to upload images directly to imgur.
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  • Profile picture of the author shadys

    If you are using Ubuntu use Shutter. the best tool Downloads | Shutter - Feature-rich Screenshot Tool Some of the best options with Shutter is it will show you multiple upload accounts. And you can link your Dropbox as well using Auth.

    If your OS is Windows use Clip2net software

    Hope it helps buddy!
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  • Profile picture of the author designdoor
    You can use - free image hosting / image upload you can also share your screenshot .
    Thank You.
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  • Profile picture of the author yasar
    full page screen capture is a nice im used this one, but default chrome screen shot capture is a best one
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  • Profile picture of the author samntly
    If you use Google chrome then there's a extension called "Webpage Screenshot". Very handy and easy to use.

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  • Profile picture of the author Xochitl Shat
    Snipping Tool, Skitch and FastStone Capture are the best tools to my knowledge.
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