PrtScr

Capture images and share them in a more stylish way

The PrtScr key is quite useful – it lets you capture the screen without any third-party app. But this simplicity also makes it quite limited. View full description

PROS

  • Several capturing methods available
  • Stylish capture management
  • You can send captured images by email straight from the program

CONS

  • Help is a bit too hidden
  • Doesn't include any editing tools

Very good
8

The PrtScr key is quite useful – it lets you capture the screen without any third-party app. But this simplicity also makes it quite limited.

If you want to get rid of those limitations, use, the PrtScr app instead. In spite of sharing the same name, this capturing tool has nothing to do with Windows standard capturing function. It offers extended functionality, such as the ability to capture user-defined areas or send the captured image by email straightaway, and also features a fairly complete settings menu where you can customize the keyboard shortcut to launch the program and the format in which to save captured images, among others.

When running, PrtScrt displays an icon in the system tray from where you can access the program's tools. I loved the way images are displayed on the desktop right after capturing them – floating in a kind of smooth 3D animation.

On the downside, it took me a while to distinguish between its three main functions - and to find the help file as well, hidden in the "About" window. I also missed some editing tools, at least the most basic ones.

PrtScr lets you capture images in a stylish way and share them by email right away, but lacks documentation and also editing tools.

PrtScr supports the following formats

JPG, BMP, PNG

Sure, there are loads of free screen capture tools, but this is not another cheesy, spreadsheet-looking one. This one offers directness, ease of use, and does it with style. You may ask, what's wrong with Microsoft's own Snipping Tool? It's great, but unfortunately restricted to the Windows Tablet PC Edition, and some versions of Vista. Also, Snipping Tool fails to capture overlay windows (those translucent windows mostly used by desktop gadgets).

See this program's features:

  • Accessible through Ptr Scr, Ctrl+Prt Scr, or custom hotkey
  • Captures full screen, rectangle selection, freehand selection, or active window
  • Can capture mouse cursor
  • Supports multiple monitors
  • Allows annotation over capture, with smooth, natural mouse drawing
  • Saves capture straight to desktop or to any file, sends it as email, edits, prints or sends to clipboard
  • Exports as JPG, BMP, or PNG (transparent or opaque)
  • Can re-scale capture before exporting
  • Can pre-fill capture title & comments with window title & browser URL

PrtScr

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PrtScr 1.5.0

User reviews about PrtScr

  • Sylvestre87

    by Sylvestre87

    "Full capture window is smaller than the screen size"

    Hi ! I had the same problem (full screen capture makes a kind of zoom onto the upper-left corner and captures only the ... More.

    reviewed on December 16, 2016

  • Wayne Clark

    by Wayne Clark

    "It's a MUST TRY .... You'll love it !"

    Oh my, what a great free tool. I've used others in the past and this one is so much simpler to use. The boss wanted me t... More.

    reviewed on October 22, 2015

  • Poanage

    by Poanage

    "Has a problem on my new laptop"

    I love this program but for some reason on my new computer it is not working properly, when I enter the print screen mod... More.

    reviewed on August 12, 2015

  • sarahcollins

    by sarahcollins

    "advice"

    I would advise you to try screenpresso. It is a full screen capture software with a number of interesting features. More.

    reviewed on May 13, 2014

  • jwhart

    by jwhart

    "Works Great"

    What a great utility -- I like it in a way better than the WIN7 Snipping Tool -- cause you can print it as soon as captu... More.

    reviewed on February 21, 2012

  • q27t12

    by q27t12

    "tres bon produit"

    tres bon produit et facile d'utilisation. On trouve l<utilaire trop court et l'apparence soso mais dans l'ensembl... More.

    reviewed on April 1, 2011