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July 18, 2006

WinSnap - Create Professional Screenshots

WinSnap is a small utility for taking screenshots with smoothing shadows, coloring effects and canvas transformations like rotation and scaling. The free utility can capture non-rectangular Windows forms (like Windows Media Player), but also the screen, active windows, client area or a specific region . WinSnap supports JPEG, PNG, TIFF, GIF and BMP for exporting and can create thumbnails. What's really nice is that the application uses the standard keyboard combinations (Print Screen, Alt + Print Screen for the active application) and adds similar shortcuts.

From now on, Google Operating System will have beautiful screenshots.


  1. Thank you! It is really very useful, I have already used it! :)

  2. Looks like a gimp job to me.

    Or fork out the cash (or crack website, whoops, I ment 'Longer Trial Period') and get yourself a copy of photoshop.

  3. Guess you've never heard of snagit

  4. SnagIt is not free and it costs a lot of money: $40.

    I usually wouldn't recommend a tool for taking screenshots (an image editor: Photoshop, PaintShopPro, Corel, gimp, or even an image viewer like IrfanView is a better choice), but WinSnap is impressive and it's useful even if you have an image editor: maybe you don't want to use all your RAM for some sceenshots. You should try it: the setup has only 200K.

  5. Gimp uses alot of RAM?!?!?!?1 Has the world come to an end. Omg.

  6. gimp uses more than 3-4 MB of RAM, isn't it?