The Windows Snipping Tool does a decent job, if you have it and if you only need it now and then. But suppose you don't have the Snipping Tool, or require more than it offers? Screen capture tools come in so many varieties that some of them actually cost money (most don't) so you have plenty to choose from, if (like us) you want something a little more capable or intuitive. My Portable Software's My Screen Capture is as good an example as any we've tried. This tool is lightweight; at only 82KB, it's smaller … Read more
Are you a Mac user who wants to pull a photo off your iPhone, iPad, or Android device quickly, without having to go through iPhoto? There's an easy way to do that, built into your Mac: the Preview app.
For ages, I was frustrated that the Mac wouldn't let me browse my iPhone or Android phone to drag-and-drop pictures I wanted, in the way that I could when plugging them into my Windows PC.
If only I could browse like on the PC
On the PC, my phones appear like a drive within Windows Explorer, which is wonderful:… Read more
With so many devices having cameras nowadays, people are more interested than ever in editing and modifying their photos. Luckily, Capture One for Mac allows users a chance to edit photos in a detail-oriented and feature-loaded interface.
Capture One for Mac lets you edit photos in every imaginable way. This program includes basic editing features like cropping, but it also includes more-advanced features like distortion removal. Files can be saved into catalogs for easier retrieval. Professional-grade features make this photo-editing software even more exciting. Because of the size of image files, the program can run a bit slow depending on … Read more
Ondesoft Screen Capture for Mac is a screen capture utility that works on Mac OS X machines and provides a number of useful screen-grabbing features. The licensed version of Ondesoft Screen Capture for Mac costs $29.95. Ondesoft Screen Capture for Mac installs easily.
The Ondesoft Screen Capture for Mac interface is clean and simple. A docked icon can expand to show the simple interface or you can shortcut the most commonly used capture processes. Icons let you choose whether to capture the full screen, a region, a menu, a window (scrolling and fixed), or all windows on the desktop. … Read more
Snapz Pro X for Mac is a capture utility for Mac OS X. It is available from several download sites, but with a purchase price of $69 if you want to upgrade after using the free trial. Snapz Pro X for Mac installs cleanly and quickly.
More than a simple screenshot utility, Snapz Pro X for Mac lets you capture anything that appears on your screen either a still images or as a movie in QuickTime format. Snapz Pro X for Mac can capture full-screen or a smaller portion, and provides a simple way to make product demos, tutorial videos, … Read more
Google just made it easier to capture and upload videos to YouTube from your iPhone or iPod Touch. Its new YouTube Capture app lets you share a video with as little as two taps (including the tap to launch the app). Here's how it works.
When you first launch the app, it'll ask you to sign into your Google account. You can skip this step and sign into your account later, and instead swipe through a brief, four-slide tutorial.
After the tutorial, you'll be taken to the capture screen, which, when held in landscape mode, features two … Read more
When choosing a free screenshot tool, consider why you're saving screenshots and what you need to do to them. It must quickly and easily capture all or part of your screen. You should be able to obscure, blur, annotate, or highlight parts of the image as you create it. Finally, you should be able to save or export your screenshot just as effortlessly as you created it, including uploading it directly to sites such as Picasa using plug-ins. That describes our new favorite screenshot tool, GreenShot. Recent updates include Windows 8 compatibility.
GreenShot's installation wizard lets you choose … Read more
Webcam utilities come in several flavors. Some emphasize the security angle by monitoring several cameras at once, much like a CCTV system. Others have a different objective: fun. ArcSoft's WebCam Companion 4 definitely falls into the second group. This shareware Webcam manager not only handles your Webcams but also edits and adds cool stuff to your video feeds, such as masks and text. It can capture 3D and HD video and still images, and it makes it easy to share everything on Facebook, Twitter, and other Web sites. But that doesn't mean WebCam Companion doesn't also make … Read more