Screenpresso is a lightweight screen grab tool that still manages to squeeze in some unusual and interesting features.
And so the program doesn't just grab your entire screen, individual windows or defined regions, for instance. It can also grab multiple images of a scrolled window and stitch them all together later. (Although it won't scroll your window automatically, unfortunately.)
Screenpresso can also capture HD Video of your on-screen activities, exporting the results in MP4 (H264), WebM, Ogv or WMV formats. Captures are limited to a maximum of 15 seconds in this free version, and include Screenpresso branding, but that could still be useful if, say, you just want to show someone what you're doing.
Once an image has been captured you may annotate it with arrows, rectangles, ellipses, text boxes, callouts and more. Then you can crop and resize it, maybe add a fancy border, without ever having to fire up your regular graphics editor.
When it's all done, another click or two can despatch your work via email, or upload videos direct to your YouTube account.
Other sharing options will quickly send your images to Twitpic, Flickr, Facebook, Evernote, even FTP servers. These will also have Screenpresso branding added in this free version, though. To remove these restrictions you'll need to upload to Screenpresso Pro, which is available for $28, and you can compare both editions in detail at the Screenpresso site.
Version 1.5.0 changes include:
- New Screenpresso logo
- Capture: changed look of 'Capture region' feature. Now the whole screen is gray and only the selected region is clear
- Capture: video recording time is now unlimited in free version
- Capture: delay screenshot feature
- Capture: changed video countdown look
- Editor: horizontal cut-out support
- Document: added support for animated GIF generation
- Document: HTML formatting is now supported in images' description
- Document: it is now possible to request a maximum of 1 image per page and change orientation to landscape