From Greenshot to Screenshot Captor

My screenshot-taking needs are usually not very complex, which is why I had been a happy user of the easy-to-use Greenshot (free and open source). However, recently I ran into a problem where another software’s pop-up box I wanted to capture would disappear as soon as I’d touch the keyboard to take a screenshot with Greenshot.

Then I remembered that I still had a copy of Screenshot Captor (SC), which the first time put me off with its busier interface. However, having spent a bit more time with SC, I was amazed with all the extra and really well-thought-out functionality. Its Quick-Capture bar turned out to be the solution to my problem, as I could take the screenshot with one click of the mouse, which overrode the keyboard sensitivity of the software window I wanted to capture.

Screenshot Captor's Quick-Capture bar

Screenshot Captor’s Quick-Capture bar

Since then I’ve switched to SC as my main screenshot software, as it speeds up greatly the whole process of capturing the screenshot, editing the file name, and editing the image itself, as part of e.g. creating screenshots for this blog. All the shots for my previous post on Gingko were taken with Screenshot Captor.