If you often need to grab snapshots of the screen, then you’re probably tired of the methods provided by Windows, such as PrintScreen+Paint or Snipping Tool. However, having the proper tools makes everything easier. WinSnap Portable Edition is a small utility that’s a more versatile alternative to what Microsoft’s OS has to offer.
The software comes with an easy-to-use interface and an intuitive layout. You can take screenshots of the entire desktop, an application, a window, a specific object or a user-defined area.
Furthermore, you can include the mouse cursor, clear the Windows background and even enable delayed captures.
WinSnap Portable Edition also offers a small bunch of editing options. For example, you can enhance the photographs with some effects. You can apply shadows, reflection, highlight the contour, rotate the picture, add a watermark and resize the image.
All effects can be customized from the app’s setting. Specifically, you can adjust the distance, size and opacity of the shadows, the size of the reflection, the contour color, rotation angle and resize measures. Furthermore, the watermark can be an image or a text; both can be customized.
The software can run at system startup. Also, by default, the program always stays on top of other apps, but this can be changed from the “Settings” menu.
For further editing, you can choose to open the picture in an image editor available on the system. The default solution is Microsoft’s Paint. Other software can be added through a simple form, where you need to input a title and choose the application by browsing the directories.
The software supports various output formats, such as BMP, PNG, JPEG, TIFF and GIF. Depending on the chosen file type, you can also permit transparency layers and the color depth.
All in all, WinSnap Portable Edition is a light tool that can come in handy. It’s simple to use and those with little experience with this type of apps shouldn’t find it difficult to figure out.