[v9.x] FastStone Capture – An excellent image browser, editor and screen capture tool

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After finding and trying FastStone Capture, I decided to use it as AppNee’s spare screen recording tool for software tutorial demo video. Here, AppNee gives it the “Most Valuable” honor as screen capture tool and screen video recorder!

AppNee has tried so many famous screen capture applications, including BB FlashBack Pro, Techsmith Camtasia Studio, Techsmith SnagIt and CamStudio. Unfortunately, they all have a common fatal flaw: The file size is too big (ready up to 100 MB or even hundreds of MB); especially the file size of video generated by recording is so big that it is not convenient enough to upload/download and share on the Internet; further more, most of them need a long time to study and to be familiar with.

Differently, FastStone Capture just make up for these deficiencies – only about 3 MB after compressed, record and produce videos with same definition, it has a much smaller file size (which is the most important feature AppNee has been looking for, in order to upload the produced video tutorials to YouTube and other video sharing sites, and keeps a higher resolution at the same time, so that the audience can watch more effortlessly). Finally, I dare say FastStone Capture’s simple use is just as its simple but rich functions – concise yet powerful!

// Key Features //

  • A small handy Capture Panel that provides quick access to its capture tools and output options
  • Global hotkeys to activate screen capturing instantly
  • Capture windows, objects, menus, full screen, rectangular/freehand regions and scrolling windows/web pages
  • Capture multiple windows and objects including multi-level menus
  • Record screen activities including onscreen changes, speech from microphone, mouse movements and clicks into highly compressed video files (Windows Media Video format). A built-in video editor allows you to draw annotations, apply zoom effects and cut unwanted sections. It even allows you to convert video files to animated gif files.
  • Options to specify output destination (internal editor, clipboard, file, printer …)
  • Draw annotation objects such as texts, arrowed lines, highlights, watermarks, rectangles and circles
  • Apply effects such as drop-shadow, frame, torn-edge and fade-edge
  • Add image caption
  • Resize, crop, rotate, sharpen, brighten, adjust colors …
  • Undo/Redo
  • Support tabs that allow you to capture and edit multiple screenshots simultaneously
  • Support external editors
  • Save in BMP, GIF, JPEG, PCX, PNG, TGA, TIFF and PDF formats
  • Acquire images from scanner
  • Convert images to a multi-page PDF file
  • Join images side by side to produce a single image file
  • Send captured images by email
  • Send captured images to Word and PowerPoint documents
  • Send captured images to a Web (FTP) server
  • Capture the screen at user-specified time intervals
  • Screen Color Picker
  • Screen Magnifier
  • Screen Crosshair
  • Screen Ruler
  • Support multiple monitors
  • Support touch interface (tap, swipe, pinch)
  • Run when Windows starts (optional)
  • Minimize to System Tray area
  • Small footprint in memory
  • And many more …

// Universal License Keys //

License Type User Name Registration Code
Corporate Site License AppNee
Corporate Worldwide License

// Edition Statement //

AppNee provides the FastStone Capture full installers and all versions universal registration codes, as well as portable full registered versions for Windows 32-bit & 64-bit.

// Installation Notes //

  1. Download and install or extract the latest version of FastStone Capture from official site
  2. Run program, click ‘Enter Registration Code
  3. Use the universal registration info above to register
  4. Done

// Related Links //

// Download URLs //

Version Download Size
Latest n/a
v7.4 reserved 3.32 MB
v9.0 reserved n/a


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