Monday, November 02, 2009

Product Rerview - SnapIt

SnapIt Screen Capture
Version 3.9
From Digeus Software

Product Specs:

Capture anything you see on your PC screen!
Don't waste time cropping your captures. Take a "snapshot" of anything exactly what you need, with just a click.

* Supports hotkeys, auto-saving, clipboard
* Automatically copies screenshots to the clipboard
* Tracks capture history, auto-saves captured images
* Saves files in BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG and TIFF formats
* Auto-names captured images
* Crops out sections of vector graphic files such as Fireworks, Adobe Illustrator or Corel without having to flatten the files or open in a new editor

File Size: 1.17 MB
Language: English
Platform: Windows 95/98/ME/NT/XP/2000/2003/Vista

This was a pretty nifty little program. I often use Print Screen and eliminating the many steps required to save & crop in PhotoShop was nice.

Once the program is installed - a very simple process – all one needs to do is hit the Print Screen button and the curser changes into a crosshair. Just crop where desired and the moment the mouse button is released, it’s done. I set up a specific folder for the images captured by SnapIt, and the program numbers and places them in that file automatically.

I discovered only one issue with the program. On several occasions, when I turned on my computer, a message announced that the program had uninstalled itself and needed to be reinstalled. This was as simple as clicking on the icon, but I am not sure if this bug was only in the trial version or in the actual program.

It’s not groundbreaking or revolutionary, but it’s a handy little program, especially if you are a fast worker or in a hurry. And since I view extra computer steps the same way I do stop & go traffic, it reduced the annoyance factor!

For a free trial or to purchase program - SnapIt Screen Capture

I was contacted by the company, who asked that I download the trial version and write a review. Upon completion of said review, I would be able to download the actual program if I so desired. My only compensation is a free program. No money. No candy. No free kittens.


Unknown said...


Seriously...this sounds like a great idea! And it appears that even those who are slightly tech challenged would be able to figure it out! Thanks for providing the link...

L. Diane Wolfe said...

No free kittens! I tell you what...
Actually, Rocko & Spunky are all I can handle, so free kittens would be considered a threat at this point.

Download & installation of SnapIt was easy, as was using it. And I'm not very techie minded either!

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

This would be really handy with the PDF files I always want to slice and dice.

Thanks, Diane!

Mystery Writing is Murder

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

Skipping steps is always good - will share this blog with the techie in the family who works with photos a lot.

Creative Chronicler said...

Sounds like nifty software. I'll have to check it out. Thanks for the review & link.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

It's a neat little program! And I'm always using 'Print Screen' anyway.

The Old Silly said...

Now THAT's pretty cool! Loved your disclaimer, too - lol

Marvin D Wilson

Missy B. said...

Awww, no free kittens! LOL!

Sounds like a handy program to have...I hate trying to crop and edit photos....

Mike Douglas said...

Looks like pretty decent software. I think it might have been featured on Giveaway of the Day, but don't quote me on that. No free kittens though ... that part kinda bugs me. Anyway, another good product for pre-cropped screen caps and other things is the Pixlr add-on for Firefox. They don't give away free kittens either, but it's free and you don't have to write a review.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I don't know - really bummed there's no free kittens involved!
I now use both IE and Firefox on my new computer, so will have to check it out. The SnapIt was really easy & fast to use, though. Used it today as a matter of fact!