Taking screen shots in Windows is performed by Snipping tool or Win+Print Sc. But the snipping not so user friendly and Win+Print Sc captures the entire Window. Ashampoo Snap 7 is a wonderful program to take screen shots easily on Windows. Snap 7 is a brand new version of Snap series in Ashampoo. It is capable of capturing both images and videos.
Installation & Usage of Snap 7
The installation of Snap 7 is very easy, download the installer from Ashampoo website and install it. After the successful installation, the program automatically start and shows help file.
The shortcuts and UI bar is reside on the top of the screen. A small line is visible on the top right corner of the screen. It is visible when you move mouse cursor on the small line. The bar displays some very useful shortcuts to capture images and videos.
Functions added in the bar: Capture Video, Capture scrolling Window, Capture Internet Explorer, Capture Multiple Windows, Capture single Window, Capture Free Rectangle Region, Capture Free Style Region, Capture Fixed Region, Capture Menu, Timed Capture, Color Picker, MultiShot On/Off, Stop Capture/Edit File and Configure.
You can define hotkeys for all screen capture possible functionalities. I personally liked the Color Picker tool, it is very useful tool for web developers and Photoshop editors.
Using Snap 7 you can take screenshot of any type that visible on the Window. Simply select type of object you want to capture and click.
After taking screenshot, you are taken to the editor immediately, and editor opens in full screen with a ton of great editing and sharing features. The tools are placed in the top left & right, side life & right of the screen. In that the left and top icons offer editing options like resize and text adding feature. On the right side toolbar you have the sharing features like Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft Sky Drive support and also has support to share link with your friends.
Video Capture has same features like image capturing. Simply select a rectangular region or a single Window and start recording. The quality of default output is top notch, if you want more you can customize the output settings like frame rate, audio and video codec, bitrate and audio format etc. By default the video can be saved as wmv or avi format on the disk after capturing ends.
Personally I’m totally satisfied with options and features included in Snap 7. It has robust capturing and editing tools. If you are looking for a serious screenshot taking tool capable of image and video capturing try Ashampoo Snap 7.
We have 3 licences for the application, any one can participate in the contest by commenting “Why you need a screen capture software and your valid Email address” in the below comment box
Contest Period: 12-19-2013 to 12-31-2013.
New in Ashampoo Snap 7
Ashampoo Snap 7 uses optimized drawing routines to provide a smoother, rounder look and feel that you will simply love.
With Ashampoo Snap 7, it takes less clicks to achieve your goals. Save time and boost your productivity.
Smarter work environment
Ashampoo Snap 7 employs smart background versioning so your original image is never lost and all modifications remain editable. Want to start over? Revert to the original at the click of a button.
More creative freedom
Ashampoo Snap 7 has all the tools you know and love and improves them. Apply gradients to almost any object, use the new outline style for visual accents, work with curved lines and arrows or 1-click clone objects for simple reuse. Not sure which application window you will later need? Simply use the new “Capture all visible desktop windows as objects” and capture all of them at once. The windows will then be captured into a single project but remain movable and resizable right from within Snap.
Sharing has never been easier
You no longer require an installed application to email your work, thanks to the integrated support for browser-based email clients. The integration with common file hosting services has also been greatly improved with integrated support for Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft Sky Drive. Need an even easier way to share your work? Upload it to Ashampoo Webspace, now with HTML 5 video support, and share a unique Internet link with your friends. Furthermore, Ashampoo Snap 7 features JXR and PSD export with layers for easy processing, e.g. with Adobe Photoshop, for power users.