I’ve mentioned this software before but I feel compelled to show you all why this software has made my list of software I install on a fresh format. This software is MWSnap, a program for taking and manipulating screenshots. When you first open the program, you’re greeted with this:
On the left, you have your main options for screenshots and on your right, you have a preview. Each of the screenshots have hotkeys that you can learn by click ‘Capture’ on the menu bar. All of the options are pretty self-explanatory except the ‘Window/menu’ option, which you’ll learn to love fast.
When you select this option, the screen freezes and you have a dotted box that selects whatever menu or window you’re cursor is hovering on.
This assures for a clean cut every time, quickly and easily.
And if you’re feeling fancy, you can garnish it by adding a cursor from the ‘edit’ menu:
MWSnap has some interesting tools that come in handy at random times:
I’d say the ruler is the one I use most often.
It’s floats above all other windows and lets you measures them by pixels. Don’t worry, it goes vertically as well.
And while I chose to use ColorPic for my color picking software. MWSnap’s color picker isn’t half bad.
There are only two downsides that I’ve found to this application. First being the lack of ability to crop… that to me is odd but I just open it up in IrfanView and take care of it that way. The other issue is multiple monitors. Unfortunately, MWSnap only recognizes the primary monitor. I don’t really have a work around for this, I just deal with it and drag windows I need to take screenshots of over to my primary monitor.
This software has saved me tons of time, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!