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This week’s roundup is about screenshots, screenshots, and screenshots:

6 Screenshot Utilities You Should Know About
“I use different screen capture utilities depending on the type of screen I’m trying to grab. Some are great for a quick and dirty capture of a page I want to send someone. Others are good for annotating an interface I want to post to a web page. And still others are best for archival screen capture or for interfaces with video.”

Mac OS X Screenshot Secrets
“Since 2003, though, new developments have made capturing the Mac screen easier and more flexible. In this article, I’ll look at several free programs that will pump up any screenshooter’s utility belt. I’ll also share a hack I developed for capturing OS X windows with custom shadows.”

Paparazzi!
“Paparazzi! is a small utility for Mac OS X that makes screenshots of webpages.”

Browsershots
“Browsershots makes screenshots of your web design in different browsers. It is a free open-source online service created by Johann C. Rocholl. When you submit your web address, it will be added to the job queue. A number of distributed computers will open your website in their browser. Then they will make screenshots and upload them to the central server here.”

NetRenderer
“IE NetRenderer allows you to check how a website is rendered by Internet Explorer 7, 6 or 5.5, as seen from a high speed datacenter located in Germany. Just type in a URL in the field above and try it out – it’s free!”

Screen Capture Utilities for Windows
“Windows tools and utilities for making screen shots and capturing portions of the desktop and application windows. Most of these screen capture tools offer extended features beyond the standard print screen key capture built in to Windows and many include image editing and batch processing tools for modifying the screen shots after they have been taken.”

Have a great weekend, everyone.

6 Comments

  • Monkey Majiks

    gravatarMay 2, 2008
    12:04 pm

    I have to say my favorite app for screenshots in OSX is Web Snapper

    http://www.tastyapps.com/

    its really helpful if i need to grab a succession of screens for a presentation, and the way it turns them in to PDF’s separating out the text is pretty helpful too!

  • Chanpory Rith

    gravatarMay 2, 2008
    3:53 pm

    Hey Monkey Majiks, thanks for sharing. Seems like there’s a buttload of screen apps comin’ out everyday.

  • John

    gravatarMay 8, 2008
    2:46 am

    agree with Monkey. web Snapper takes full screenshots of webpages, even when they go beyond the screen (ie scroll bars)

  • Yan Liang

    gravatarMay 10, 2008
    10:33 pm

    I find ScreenHunter 5.0 Free really versatile and useful, especially when it’s freeware, give it a go!

  • Oberlehrer

    gravatarMay 27, 2008
    12:07 am

    Hi,

    for Screenshots i prefer 3 programs:

    1) Gadwin PrintScreen (Windows, free and “Pro” version; print, copy to clipboard or file) 2) Pointofix (Windows, free; screenshots with possibility to comment directly with text, arrows, lines etc.) 3) Screengrab (Firefox plugin, free; for the whole page, even invisible parts)

    More info (“Was ist ein Screenshot –” nützliche Programme.“, autom. translation available via Google)

  • Kwong

    gravatarMay 28, 2008
    4:55 pm

    Pearl Crescent Page Saver Basic is good on Firefox and is free (there is also a version to buy). http://pearlcrescent.com/products/pagesaver/

    I use it at work when I want to capture screenshots of pages that scroll on forever.