ScreenHunter Free is a useful screenshot tool that gives users the freedom to precisely define the ways of capturing images straight from the desktop. Built from the ground up to support advanced screen capturing techniques, including the ability to focus and capture only currently active and focused apps, define custom areas, add captions, watermarks, timed captures and much more, ScreenHunter Free can be extremely helpful for users who regularly capture a large amount of image data from their desktops.
In addition to being able to capture images, this application can also be set up to capture video recordings of your desktop. While this app is 100% free for individual users to use on his or her own home PCs, ScreenHunter requires a premium fee for any use in the business environment.
After quick and simple installation, this app becomes the part of your Windows boot sequence, and thus always available for you to be quickly activated whenever you want to start capturing images and videos from your desktop.
The user interface of ScreenHunter Free is a bit dated, but that does not impact the great functionality of this app. The main window of the app features five distinct tabs that hold easy access to all the available tools and settings options – Capture, Save Image, Save Video, Options, and Tools. The primary Capture tab enables users to quickly set up their image capture mode – including capture size (from Full Screen to Window and user-defined rectangular area), presence of cursor, timer delay, and of course, Hotkeys section.
Advanced features such as the use of freehand shapes, capturing fixed areas, capture while auto-scrolling, custom watermarks, scheduled captures, or automatically capturing images at regular intervals are present only in premium commercial versions of this app.
Because so many features of the app are locked behind quite a pricey premium version, users can only use this app for basic screen capturing techniques. Screen Hunter is safe & secure, tested to be virus-free. All of its files are in their original form.
KEY FEATURES AND HIGHLIGHTS:
Record images from rectangle area
Capture image only from the currently active and focused app window
Full-screen screenshot capture
Support for wide variety of image formats (JPEG, BMP, and GIF) with customizable compression
Bind ScreenHunter capture to Print Screen key
Zoombox for easy capture
Automatic naming and save to files.
Save as good quality
Save images to Clipboard
Optimized for small memory usage
Easily accessible via a System tray icon
Easy hotkey setup
No expiration date and free distribution
100% FREE for home PC users
Runs on all modern versions of Windows
Expand the capabilities of Screen Hunter with purchase of Commercial License
PROS AND CONS:
ScreenHunter is easy to use. Start the application. Then use the Windows hot key F6 or the “Capture Now” button to capture the screen view.
The built in help wizard contains answers to most of the questions I have ever had about the application. It also contains multiple links to
Wisdom-soft help resources.
The Screenhunter 5 basic edition includes a use timer, allowing users to select a delay before the screen capture is taken. Similar to a flash timer on a camera, this allows users to select the screen capture and then replicate the events or error they need to capture.
Screenhunter has a low response time for capturing larger screen shots. When an online presentation or moving graphic is being captured, the image you intended to catch may have passed you by, though the captured image is not blurry.
The built in document viewer and editor is good, but it is only available after upgrade to the paid-for version.
- Operating System: Windows 10 / 8.1 / Win 8 / Win 7 / Vista / XP\
- Memory (RAM): 1 GB or above
- Hard Disk: 500 MB Free Space of Hard Disk
- Processor: Intel Pentium IV or above