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Cropper free alternative to Snagit.

Posted by Vadim on January 12, 2010

FileDownload[1] If you read my posts, you know that my writing skills can be improved by a lot.  Therefore, I tried to put a lot of pictures in my posts to compensate my English.  Until recently I was using Snagit application from TechSmith to capture my screens snapshots.  Snagit is a very good application and I wish I still had it today. However, I had 128 days inactivity of posting.  During this time I upgraded my computer to Windows 7.   couldn’t find my old license of Snagit to install it on new system.  Even Snagit is not that expensive, just $49.95, I looked for free alternative.  I found it on CodePlex, it’s Cropper by Brian Scott.

Cropper is not as powerful as Snagit but it allows me very fast to get a screen capture an paste it to my post. You also can find a collection of plugins for Cropper on CodePlex.  One feature I miss from Cropper is an ability to annotate the image I just captured. 

May be I should stop wishing and get my hands dirty and contribute to Cropper or Cropper Plugins open source projects.

3 Responses to “Cropper free alternative to Snagit.”

  1. I’m in a similar boat and have started to use Gadwin PrintScreen which I find to be really good.

    • Vadim said

      Thank you for sharing with me about Gadwin PrintScreen. I like it better than Cropper. It has many more option. Cropper allows me to capture region only but with PrintScreen I also can capture a window, client part of the window, or the full screen. I also like the gray scale option.

  2. Ma Yenne said

    another free alternative i like using is EZVID – a screen recorder for Windows.. great tool

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