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Squash-n-Stretch
07-27-2005, 02:03 PM
What's the best, easiest, and most user friendly free screen-cap program around? I need it for making tutorials :P

Thanx in advance.

jscott
07-27-2005, 02:13 PM
If you are on WinTel then I would suggest Techsmith Camtasia Studio.
http://www.techsmith.com.

-jscott

Squash-n-Stretch
07-27-2005, 02:23 PM
WinTel? Don't know what is, so probably not. Camtasia isn't free, is it? I need a free one.

jscott
07-27-2005, 02:35 PM
oh sorry didn't notice you wanted free. WinTel = Windows + Intel. I guess I should just say Windows cause I like AMD as well.

Whenever asking for software suggestions please list the OS (Operating System) you intent to use the software on.

-jscott

lots
07-27-2005, 02:35 PM
WinTel = Windows/Intel

Basically if you run windows, the program he suggested will work.

Anyway what kind of captures are you trying to get? If you just want a picture of the screen, hit print screen and then open paint and hit paste.

Squash-n-Stretch
07-27-2005, 02:42 PM
Unfortunately I work on a laptop with no such button ;) Is there another shortcut for it? Or a free screen-cap prog?

I'm running on Windows XP...

jscott
07-27-2005, 02:50 PM
Do you need to record stills or video?

-jscott

Squash-n-Stretch
07-27-2005, 03:12 PM
Just stills, I dl'd some program yesterday that's supposed to do both, but it doesn't screen grab. So I need a free screen-grabber ;P Thanx in advance.

lots
07-27-2005, 03:43 PM
Gimp works..

Squash-n-Stretch
07-27-2005, 03:51 PM
Gimp...the free paint program? It takes grabs? Could I get a link? I googled, and got a really weird site...:shrug:

jscott
07-27-2005, 04:02 PM
http://www.gimp.org/

-jscott

JasonA
07-27-2005, 04:35 PM
what apps can capture video off the desktop, ie for showing rigs in your demo reel?

nafa
07-28-2005, 12:39 AM
Take a look at this freeware program for screen capture need:

http://www.gadwin.com/download/ps_setup.exe

JasonA, Window Media Player Classic (not from MS) is a free one stop solution for Video Playing and video image capture. Take a look at that.

Squash-n-Stretch
07-28-2005, 10:25 AM
Take a look at this freeware program for screen capture need:

http://www.gadwin.com/download/ps_setup.exe

JasonA, Window Media Player Classic (not from MS) is a free one stop solution for Video Playing and video image capture. Take a look at that.

Cheers I'll try that tonight.

JasonA
07-28-2005, 02:31 PM
Take a look at this freeware program for screen capture need:

http://www.gadwin.com/download/ps_setup.exe

JasonA, Window Media Player Classic (not from MS) is a free one stop solution for Video Playing and video image capture. Take a look at that.hmm I gave it a check and from what I can see, it doesn't do desktop video capture. ver 6.4.8.4

Ryan47
07-28-2005, 02:36 PM
hmm I gave it a check and from what I can see, it doesn't do desktop video capture. ver 6.4.8.4\


FRAPS will get u video from dx9 avi files...snag it will get full scren it think and some keyloggers :) get fullscreen

JasonA
07-28-2005, 02:53 PM
Unfortunately, FRAPS appears to only work with video games. I'm talking about something more long the lines of Camtasia Studio, only free :)

EDIT: hey cool tip, snagit can do it and its on $37. not free, but not painfully expensive either :) cheers

nafa
07-29-2005, 02:16 AM
JasonA

Load a movie, then click [File], and select [Save Image], this will save the video frame that is displayed. You can also pause the movie at a certain point and then save.

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