Screenshot applications are important since they can help to take a picture of a process that can be send by email to a recipient to give on expert opinion on whats is happening on the pc, for instance instead to send all the log files the important part can be send as a picture since the screenshot utility with its take a picture of the selected portion can serve that purpose. Some softmakers includes more options such as send it directly via email or save it in a different format such as HTML format.
There are many screenshot utilities on the net that are provided as a freeware or as a shareware. Recently Abelssoft released a new free screenshot utility namely Schirmfoto 2011. What makes a good utility is that Schirmfoto integrates itself into the Windows system by adding a new button in the title bar of each window. Clicking this icon will create a screenshot.
The first time that is installed on the pc, the wizard will guide you on how to use the application then a new window will come to fill it with the required info so that a serial code to be send to the chosen email . This will unlock all the features given by the softmaker. Once fully unlocked the soft can loaded with windows booting. You can use it from windows system tray or from the icon that appears in each windows application such as on IE, running applications, pdf, Microsoft word files…
There are several way in the hand to take screenshots such as:
- Screenshot for the full desk
- Screenshot of active window
- Screenshot of a selected area
So now lets see how to take a picture and to customize it :- Schirmfoto integrates also on applications that are used for daily purpose, such as if you launch Iobit Advanced System care then on top right of the window you will find a small icon dedicated to take a screenshot, so once clicked on it the main window of Schirmfoto 2011 will be opened that will show the photo of Iobit Advanced System Care application.
The main screen of Schirmfoto 2011 has a nice tabbed interface which reminds Microsoft word application that gathers all the required functions to tweak the taken picture as one desires. For instance it can be printed, copied to the clipboard or can be emailed as PDF, RTF, MHT, Image (JPEG, PNG, BMP, TIFF, GIF, WMF) or XLS (Microsofr Excel 200-2003 Workbook). The export option includes PDF, RTF, MHT, Image (JPEG, PNG, BMP, TIFF, GIF, WMF), XLS (Microsoft Excel 200-2003 Workbook) and HTML. The Picture can be zoomed in or out to the desired level. It can be orientated as a Portrait or as a Landscape geometry. The scale can be changed to fit a single page for instance. The size can be changed to A3, A4, A5, A6, B4 (JIS), Lettre (US) and Petite Lettre (US). The margin can be tweaked from narrow to normal. The page color can be chosen from the page color tab and also it can be watermarked as a text or as picture watermark.
Once the picture is tweaked then can be exported to JPEG for instance and also some options will be offered such as the tweak the dpi value to desired one, the export mode -˜single or multiple page, adding a border and changing the border width. If chosen to export as HTML then the character set can be selected as Unicode (UTF-8), Cyrillic (ISO, Windows..), Western European (ISO, Windows).. Ive chosen to export to pdf which can be locked with a password and also can be watermarked with image and/or signature. So here is an example below.
Features of Schirmfoto 2011
- Create screenshots within seconds
- Save screenshots to PNG, JPG, RTF (Word) or even PDF
- Print screenshots, email them or copy them top your clipboard
- Include watermarks into your screenshots
- For Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7
- Free of charge 🙂
There more tweaking options that a user can find them while working on a screenshot with this application and some are interesting options that are bundled with this utility. So if you are looking for a fast way to take some screenshots then go ahead download Schirmfoto 2011 from the below link and submit a free serial registration request.
Download : Schirmfoto 2011