Full-featured screen capture software and screen video recorder

FastStone Capture

FastStone Capture

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  • Latest Version

    FastStone Capture 10.5 LATEST

  • Review by

    Sophia Jones

  • Operating System

    Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10 / Windows 11

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FastStone Capture is a powerful, lightweight, yet full-featured screen capture tool and screen video recorder. It allows you to easily capture and annotate anything on the screen including windows, objects, menus, full screen, rectangular/freehand/fixed regions as well as scrolling windows/web pages. It also allows you to record all screen activities including onscreen changes, speech from microphone, mouse movements and clicks into highly compressed video files. You can choose to send captures to editor, file, clipboard, printer, email, Word / PowerPoint document, or upload them to your website. Editing tools include annotating (texts, arrowed lines, highlights), resizing, cropping, sharpening, watermarking, applying edge effects, and many more. Other features include image scanning, global hotkeys, automatic filename generation, support for external editors, a color picker, a screen magnifier, a screen crosshair, and a screen ruler.

FastStone Capture saves images in BMP, GIF, JPEG, PCX, PNG, TGA, TIFF and PDF formats. The built-in screen recorder saves videos in WMV (Windows Media Video) format. FastStone Capture lets you grab what you want, from active windows to a user-designated portion of the screen, or create a screen recording. Enjoy!

Note: 30 days trial version.

Also Available: Download FastStone Capture Portable

  • FastStone Capture 10.5 Screenshots

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What's new in this version:

Added "Pin to Screen":
This feature allows you to pin and annotate screenshots on top of other windows, like sticky notes. Benefits include:
- Reference Convenience: If you're working on a task that requires you to refer back to a screenshot frequently, having it pinned on your screen could save you from switching windows or applications constantly.
- Efficient Comparisons: When you need to compare data between applications, pinning a screenshot can make it easier to view both sets simultaneously without needing a second monitor.
- Visual Reminders: Pinned captures can serve as visual reminders for tasks that need to be completed, or information that needs attention, reducing the chance of forgetting important details.

Added "Capture Text":
- Instead of manually typing text from a screenshot, this feature can extract the text and make it editable instantly, saving time and effort. It requires Windows 10/11.
- Made other improvements and bug fixes