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Comparison of screenshot software

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This page provides a comparison of notable screenshot software, used to capture the computer screen and save it as an image. This software is commonly used for capturing, annotating, and exporting computer screen pixels. Screenshot software is typically limited to capturing and exporting to various image formats.

Comparison by specification[edit]

Product name Publisher Latest stable version Latest release date OS Software license Source code
available?
Bandicam Bandicam Company 4.5.0.1587 2019-10-23 Windows Freemium commercial No
CloudApp CloudApp 6.1[1] 2020-07-13 Windows
macOS
Linux
Freemium No
Fraps Beepa Pty Ltd 3.5.99 2013-02-26 Windows Proprietary commercial No
Freeseer FOSSLC 3.0.1 2013-12-15 Windows
macOS
Linux
GPL v3 Yes
Microsoft Expression Encoder Microsoft 4 2011-11-02 Windows Freeware No
ShareX Jaex and Michael Delpach 13.0.1 2019-08-28 Windows GPL v3 Yes
Snagit for Windows TechSmith 13.0.3 2016-10-25 Windows Proprietary commercial No
Snagit for Mac TechSmith 4.0.6 2016-10-25 macOS Proprietary commercial No
Wink Satish Kumar 2.0 2008-07-14 Windows
Linux
Freeware No
Product name Publisher Latest stable version Latest release date OS Software license Source code
available?

Comparison by features[edit]

The following table compares features of screenshot software. The table has seven fields, as follows:

  1. Name: Product's name; sometime includes edition if a certain edition is targeted
  2. Audio: Specifies whether the product supports recording audio commentary on the video
  3. Entire desktop: Specifies whether product supports recording the entire desktop
  4. OpenGL: Specifies whether the product supports recording from video games and software that employ OpenGL to render digital image
  5. DirectX: Specifies whether the product supports recording from video games or software that employ Direct3D to render digital image
  6. Editing: Specifies whether the product supports editing recorded video at least to some small extent, such as cropping, trimming or splitting
  7. Output: Specifies the file format in which the software saves the final video (non-video output types are omitted)
Product name Entire
desktop
Output
Bandicam Yes BMP, PNG, JPG
CloudApp Yes PNG, GIF
Fraps Yes BMP, PNG, JPG, TGA
Microsoft Expression Encoder Yes PNG
ShareX Yes PNG
Snagit Yes GIF, PNG
Wink Yes PDF, GIF, PNG
Product name Entire
desktop
Output

See also[edit]

  • Comparison of webcam software

References[edit]

  1. "Introducing: Automated Drop Naming, Enhanced Annotations, Multi-Monitor Support, and 4k Video Quailty Options". CloudApp Blog. Retrieved 2020-09-06.


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