Overview of Ashampoo Snap Free
It is a comfortable way to create screenshots of internet sites, videos, images, and texts. The innovative multi-purpose recording tool makes creating and capturing rectangular selections as easy as recording scrolling websites. Naturally, fixed-size and freehand selections are supported, as are timer and interval-based recordings, e.g., to document a multi-step process.
It can also capture multiple connected displays as a single screenshot and supports printing. The built-in editor features not only basic image editing operations, like cropping, scaling, and rotating, but also includes numerous tools to annotate and highlight individual image portions with texts, comments, markers, arrows, and more.
Results are easily shareable via Ashampoo Webspace and email but can also be sent to other installed applications at the click of a button for further processing. It can be operated through the “magic eye” (a floating toolbar near the edge of the screen), the system tray icon, and keyboard shortcuts for instant feature access. The program is hidden and light on system resources.
Features of Ashampoo Snap Free
- Multi-purpose capture tool for rectangular areas, entire and scrollable websites
- Capture fixed-size and freehand selections
- Capture multiple screens as a single screenshot
- Print screen
- Built-in screenshot editor
- Crop, scale, and rotate images
- Add straight and curved arrows
- Add texts and comments
- Extract screen colors
- Supported formats: JPEG, PDF, PNG, and PSD
Technical Details and System Requirements
- Supported OS: Windows 11, Windows 10
- RAM (Memory): 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
- Free Hard Disk Space: 200 MB or more
Taking a screenshot of your desktop or of the active window in Windows is as simple as pressing a certain key combination. Microsoft Snip adds basic annotation and sharing features to it, enhancements that more creative users will surely find to be insufficient. Ashampoo Snap, however, takes screen and video capture to the next level by offering more editing features and capture options, such as scrolling windows, menus, or freestyle regions.
If Ctrl+PrtScn is enough for you, you will find Ashampoo Snap to be, first, expensive, and then much too complicated. If, however, taking high-quality screenshots and creating annotated videos of your desktop action is part of your daily routine, this excellent app will turn this simple and sometimes repetitive task into a creative and rewarding activity. It allows you to capture, of course, still images of your desktop or a selected area; a scrolling window in Firefox, Chrome, and Edge; a freestyle, fixed, or free rectangle region; a menu, and a combination of objects and windows from your desktop. Likewise, the program captures video and uses an OCR engine to extract text from your images.
Ashampoo Snap can behave as the most unobtrusive app you can think of or take up all your desktop when opened in full-editing mode. Once installed, you will only see a small blue line on the top side of the screen – click on it and a discreet menu bar will open to offer you all the app’s main options (capture video, a screenshot, freestyle selection, etc.)