Thursday, October 21, 2010

Snapit Review

Speaking of emails, as I was last post, I recently received a request via email to do a product review for Digeus. Digeus is a software manufacturer and the software they want me to test and review is Snapit Screen Capture 3.7. I downloaded the trial version, which except for its 15 day time limit has all the features of the regular version, and had a look at it.

Most everyone knows that if they press the "Prt Scr" (Print Screen) button on their keyboard that a snapshot of what ever is on their monitor gets saved to their clipboard. Then you have to paste it into a Word document and save it that way. If you didn't want the whole the whole screen, and you almost never do, you have to bring the saved document into an graphics program like Photoshop and crop out what you want. When you have Snapit 3.7 you don't have to go to all this trouble.

When you double click on the Snapit icon, which is a little camera, an even tinier camera appears in your system tray. If you press the "Prt Scr" button while the little camera is in your system tray your cursor turns into cross-hairs and you can drag it over whatever you want to copy to the clipboard.

Not only can you drag and select exactly what you want from whatever happens to be on your screen and copy it to your clipboard, but you have the option to automatically save these "clippings" as image files to any folder you chose. You simply right click on the Snapit icon in your system tray and then click on "Properties" to set up the autosave feature. You have the option to choose where to save the images, what prefix to use in the autonaming of the files and a choice of five different file types to save them as. You can also right click and point to "Save As" on the dropdown menu if don't want use the autosave feature.

All the pics used in this post where captured with Snapit 3.7. This is a lightweight but very handy little utility for anyone from bloggers who want quickly capture images for a post to business people doing a presentation. Its a great little tool, and I'm glad to be part of their viral marketing campaign.

Btw, if you want to receive a free copy of Snapit 3.7 just download the free trial here, post a review on your blog or website and contact with a link to your review for a free registration of the software.

1 comment:

  1. Snap-it is a scam. I paid for a download, and they gave me a registration key that does not work