‘Screenshot Captor’ gets even better!


Ever used a program that was so great in so many ways, yet lacked one single, simple, seemingly insignificant feature that just frustrated and baffled you? Well, that was kind of how I felt about Screenshot Captor, a free screenshot-taking program which might well be the best of its kind, in that it didn’t provide a simple magnifying glass when you manually select a region to of the screen to capture.

No biggie, but often left me wishing it weren’t so. The good news: this week my wishes were finally answered; the author just released a version update that added this function (see screenshot above) and a handful of others.

I am quite happy about this development, but also grateful that the developer took the time to address an issue that I raised in my original review of this program; I quote “I want you to know I really took [the review] to heart and it was the primary reason i just finished 8 hours of coding to add that feature:. So, thanks go to Mouser of DonationCoder for all his hard work (and also for a very good implementation).

Screenshot Captor new feature 1

Want to know why this program is presumably so good? then check out my original review of Screenshot Captor.

Go here to download the latest version of Screenshot Captor (Windows). Note that you will need to register with DonationCoder with a valid email to get your free registration code.

  • Chris

    Awesome! I have previously donated and have a lifetime key for ScreenShot Captor, but I use it several times a week and have missed this feature so I guess I should dig into my pockets again.

    My only wish is that the auto sequencing of new file names didn’t add a space in the file name, an underscore would be better for use online. Really appreciate the work gone into this software.

  • Daniel

    Mouser? He’s good!

    By FARR the best! 🙂

  • Ath

    @Chris: Change the “File Naming Template” in the preferences and your the man 🙂

    ScreenshotCaptor is the best in it’s class!

  • Steve

    Thanks also to Samer for taking the time to review objectively and make constructive suggestions. It’s good to see that some developers take notice.


  • I like the pixel level zoom in the new version. Very handy to capture portion of the screen precisely.

    Only thing I don’t like about this program is that it a bit heavy on the system.The installed program is about 14.2MB and it consumes about 13.6MB while running in the background.

    No doubt it’s a really great program, but I’m not sure if it’s the best program in it’s class!
    It could be the best free program in it’s class IMHO.

    I have been using Faststone capture for long time (although, sadly it’s not a free program any more) which takes about 2.5MB installed, and 448KB to run in the background!

    This becomes important when you are using it on a Netbook.

    I would start using Screenshot Captor when it becomes lighter.