10 Free Tools for Creating Screen Capture Images and Videos


10 Free Tools for Creating Screen Capture Images and Videos

When you're trying to teach people how to do something new on their computers having screencast videos or annotated screen capture images can be invaluable to you and the people you're trying to help.

Here are some free tools that you can use to create

 screen capture videos and images.

Snaggy

The best part about this tool that I found was it was quick, easy and without any charades. You enter you paste and voila! Your picture is on the web in three simple steps.

They also provide lots of options such as :
•    Capturing your screen with the print screen option
•    Providing snaggy editor to crop and annotate images
•    Pasting selection from your favorite image editor
•    Pasting local files and images from websites to snaggy
So you see this is by far the simplest and easiest way to capture your screen and creating and  collecting images online.

Monosnap

You can use Monosnap to capture a portion or your entire screen. This provides free tools
Which can work for operating systems such as Windows, Macintosh,it can even be installed in an iPad or an iPhone as you please. You can customize your screenshot, upload it on the web to share and lots more.

Szoter

Szoter is a free online tool for annotating images. Without the qualms of logging in everytime,this tool will help you capture images, change it’s shape and size, adjust colours ,add text, crop and scale, make outlines and help you save into the disk. What more do you need?

Pixlr Grabber

Many of you must have heard of Pixlr. One of the known online photo editor and free online tool for images. Its job is simple, easy and efficient ofcourse! With numerous amounts of options such as  pixlr editor, pixlr grabber, pixlr express, pixlr-o-matic makes your job of editing and uploading images fun and entertaining. A must see!

Screencast-o-matic

This free online screen recorder is just a click away. You can publish your recording in various formats such as mp4,avi and flv. Its can be uploaded on Google drive, Vimeo and  Youtube HD. And the list goes on and on. It provides 15 minutes of free recording as well as webcam screen that you can watch yourself in.

Webpage Screenshot

Webpage Screenshot is a Chrome extension that you can use to capture full webpage or in parts . You can annotate screenshots you make with Webpage Screenshot. One feature of Webpage Screenshot that is quite useful is the option to capture the entire webpage even if it doesn't appear in your current view.

Jing

This free online screen tool allows you to instantly capture images and record video on your computer—then share them with anyone. Jing is a great tool for adding basic visual elements to all of your online conversations. You can also send your screenshots all over the web. With Jing, you can add an image to your blog, or instantly share your captures through IM, email and more.

Awesome Screenshot

Awesome Screenshot is used in Chrome, Firefox, and Safari browser for capturing, annotating, and sharing screenshots. Simple installation procedures and then you can easily capture images from your browser and play with your image using the various tools provided by Awesome screenshot.


Skitch: For capturing and annotating iPad's screen

Capturing your iPad screen can be done in few simple steps. First, Browse to the screen on the iPad you wish to capture. Second, Press the on / off switch and the center home button at the same time. You will notice an on-screen flash. If you have sound enabled, you will hear a camera click. With various apps on the app store you can edit your image whatever way you like, making it a very friendly tool.

Capture and Annotate Android Device's Screen

If you’re using Android 4.0 or later, this is easy. Just press and hold the Volume Down and Power buttons at the same time. You’ll see an animation on the screen, indicating that the screen photo was saved. Android will save the image to your Gallery. Launch the Gallery app and tap Screenshots to view and share your screenshot.

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