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Ashampoo Snap 8 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Ashampoo Snap 8

Create images and videos that demonstrate what you are meaning to tell!
$39.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 136 (86%) 23 (14%) 53 comments

Ashampoo Snap 8 was available as a giveaway on December 11, 2016!

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$39.99
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Removes unwanted programs down to the last byte!

Images and videos convey information faster, more personally and more succinctly than mere texts. Use Ashampoo Snap 8 to create images and videos that precisely demonstrate what you are meaning to tell! Create your own video tutorials and video-capture your webcam, Skype calls or streams with ease! The new capture controls allow you to pause your videos, add effects or apply timer-based time restrictions.

Instantly obtain editable text from images or PDFs! Ashampoo Snap 8 converts image based text into computer-editable text. Visualize complex affairs by combining multiple screenshots into one image! Discreetly direct attention to single details through arrows, shapes and texts and avoid the need for additional explaining!

System Requirements:

Windows 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10; min.resolution1024 x 768 and 16-bit High color (32-bit recommended) and min. 64 MB RAM

Publisher:

Ashampoo GmbH & Co

Homepage:

https://www.ashampoo.com/en/usd/pin/1224/Multimedia%20Software/snap-8

File Size:

44.2 MB

Price:

$39.99

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#28

Downloaded, installed and submitted my key, All I get is a shortcut on my desktop when you click on it, it goes to a help screen and when I close that out I'm back to square one, No program appears.

Reply   |   Comment by bryant  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#27

If I buy Snap 9, does the license cover future upgrades? Snap 10,11 etc...

Reply   |   Comment by NEVZAT AKKAYA  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Asked on Twitter, they said no.

Reply   |   Comment by NEVZAT AKKAYA  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#26

How does one uninstall Snap 8 in Windows 10? My attempt using "MS Programs and Features" has not worked. And when I try to uninstall again because it appears my initial uninstall is not working, a message box appears which states Please wait until the current program is uninstalled or is finished being changed." Help!!!

Reply   |   Comment by RDA  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#25

not my prefered (that would be Gadwin Printscreen), but it's good and I didn't have it yet for the new PC
Ashampoo makes a number of good utilities, offers old versions often for free, and keeps track of licenses - however you will probably want to manage your message preferences from them

Reply   |   Comment by wyrwolf  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

wyrwolf,

Thanks for Gadwin Printscreen. Proves my point :

> Smart in the lean and unobtrusive category.
> Professional, does not dangle bells and whistles and eye candy in front of kids.
> Bad value. Free version has no annotating capabilites at all.
> Badly behaved. Does not ask you where to store clippings.
> Not obvious what to do after you've clipped what you need.

Reply   |   Comment by Clairvaux  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

Uninstalling. Cannot figure out how to turn off, and Snap 8 will not let me paste a PrintScreen image into another program for editing, such as PaintShop Pro.

Reply   |   Comment by RDA  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

RDA,

To exit Snap : go to System Tray, right-click on Snap icon, Exit.

If you don't want it in your System Tray next time, Configure, More Options, General, un-check Start with Windows.

Reply   |   Comment by Clairvaux  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#23

Thanks for comments pointing out this version has OCR feature. The versions that end with a Year like 2017 are limited free so
lack use of OCR or watermarking. Click those parts results in popup suggesting getting Snap 9.
My easy fave freebie is usually DuckLink Screen Capture if just need a static image capture with usual features.
hmm New version of Duck v 2.7 and their site d/l broken at moment but MajorGeeks & such work. Site says also a Mac version.

Reply   |   Comment by beergas  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#22

Thanks to GAOTD for one of the good ones.
Q - any way to get Snap's entire Help pages as a pdf manual?

Reply   |   Comment by glnz  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

glnz,
Hope this helps
From the website FAQ:
For a PDF version of the program help, please contact our support at sis@ashampoo.com

Reply   |   Comment by Matt  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#21

Works great. Really is a very powerful screen capture and edit application. At first it can be a little intimidating with all the toolbars, etc. but Ashampoo has done a really nice job of adding a little quick tutorial the first time you run the app to quickly guide you through using the program. Once you've run through it once it really becomes intuitive. Very please I downloaded this. I'm very impressed.

My days of using snipping tool are over.

Reply   |   Comment by TBOD  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#20

The link in email gives me 404,
Their website doesn't say its free
What do i do?

Reply   |   Comment by M13  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

M13, Try getting access from Incognito(Private) mode from your browser.
The shortcut key is Ctrl + Shift + N (Chrome) or Ctrl + Shift + P (Explorer)

Reply   |   Comment by M14  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#19

Installed on latest version of Windows 10. No problems at all with installation or use. I am a long-time SnagIt user, but this looks very promising...at least at first glance. Also, the full version of Snap 9 is on sale right now for $12.50. If further tests go well, that seems like a very good price.

Reply   |   Comment by kasmol  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#18

Nice product. Thanks Ashampoo and GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Injeun  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#17

Ashampoo Snap is worth having [& buying IMHO] unless game capture is what you're after.

The latest version of Ashampoo Snap is 9. Two or 3 times recently in email offers from Ashampoo it's been around $12 upgrade price, which is the cheapest I've seen it -- mileage may vary -- expect those, & possibly cheaper offers to become more common as Snap 9 has been out for quite a while now, & they're likely readying a release of version 10.

The big plus *for me*, & the reason I buy Snap, is it lets you use a video codec that you install in Windows -- by far most screen capture apps do not. Many use the slow, inefficient, & hard to set Windows Media format, & a few use proprietary codecs -- neither is best in class. That matters if you're planning on editing your captured video, if you want to capture 1080p etc.

That said, Snap is not comparable to the better game recorders, which are designed to have minimum impact on game performance, & can include background removal when using a webcam for commentary.

Snap does have added capabilities like editing, & a bunch of convenience features like OCR & the collapsing tool bar it puts at the top of your screen when it's running. Those aspects of the app are generally rated around 4 out of 5 in the reviews I've seen -- Snap does have some glitches & is not perfect.

Installation impact on Windows is minimal, and it does not add to or effect Direct Show media handling like some software can. Because Snap can use codecs you install, graphics hardware acceleration depends on the codec you use, plus how you've got that end of things set up in Windows [e.g. via LAVFilters, &/or FFDShow, &/or Codec Tweak Tool, &/or Win7 DSFilter Tweaker etc.]

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+37)
#16

Is there a comparison chart between Snap 7 (which I have from last year on GAOTD) and Snap 8?
Did not find it on the Ashampoo web site, and Ashampoo is up to Snap 9.
Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by glnz  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

glnz, the following was a comment from http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/ashampoo-snap-7-2/#comments from last November:

"This is what ver 8 does that ver 7 DOESN'T -
webcam during video captures (picture in picture) with size and position adjustment and microphone use.
New video capture control bar and video time counter
video pause and continue control
Timed video capturing (time lapse)
OCR capability- pulls text from images (English, French, German, Spanish, Turkish, and Russian)
hot key & multiple monitor support
Support for different cursor styles
Insert locally saved images into screenshots
Copy objects between screenshots or to system clipboard
Exit edit mode even with multiple open projects
object scaling (vectoring?)during size adjustments
Create collages from multiple screenshots
auto size adjust before sending
If your intent is to make tutorials and such, Ver8 is really king."

Reply   |   Comment by Suze  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Suze, thanks!
Now, for an old guy like me, is there any way to get Snap's entire Help pages as a pdf manual?

Reply   |   Comment by glnz  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

If we already have Snap 7 from GAOTD on Win 10 64-bit, do we have to uninstall it before we install this Snap 8? Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by glnz  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Update - on my Win 10 Pro 64-bit, I installed Snap 8 without uninstalling Snap 7. They both seem to work although I have never actually used them for anything - I've never captured anything, so results are not guaranteed.
Also, is there a way to get the Snap Help as a complete pdf manual?

Reply   |   Comment by glnz  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

glnz, No you don't have to delete older versions. You can choose the location you want to install the program or use the default location of C:\Program Files.

I had Snap 7 and Snap 2017 on my computer when I installed Snap 8 by installing each version in a different folder on a non Windows partition that I use for my program installations. You can also select to use the settings you used in the other versions.

I use Snap mostly to capture youtube and other videos and it works great for that. I also like that you can capture scrolling files etc.

I find Snap a very versatile capture program with lots of editing features.

Thank you GOTD & Ashampoo for a great program.

Reply   |   Comment by olrowdy01  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#14

Screenpresso wins it for me.

Reply   |   Comment by Talleywhacker  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)
#13

Why do I get a 404 error when I try to download the program?
Win 7 ultimate, anti-virus disabled, Opera browser.

Reply   |   Comment by BB  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#12

Dell T5500 Dual Hex-core Xeon, 36Gb Ram, nVidia Geforce GTX670 GPU, WIndows 10 Pro.

Program downloaded, extracted and installed without problem. Registration worked as indicated.

I've just started making You Tube videos and was using Free Screen Recorder which worked pretty well. Will be interesting to see how the functionality compares between the two. Snap 8 already has more features just looking at the interface. The editing feature has a well laid out screen and offers most of the basic functionality you would expect from an editor (which is a big advantage over FSR). I've tried a couple of captures and the first thign I've noticed is what Snap refers to as a 'Window' is actually any rectangular area, so trying to capture the window that has my email in it offers me the chance to capture individual rectangular boxes in Outlook rather than selecting the whole screen, which is incredibly annoying, you have to capture a region and select the whole screen, given that capturing segments is the job of selecting region capture this seems like a bug in the program. Video cpture works well and is very smooth.
In summary, after a quick test of the features I'd have to say that for free this is well worth the download. Video capture will be largely dependent on your hardware so mileage may vary depending on your PC spec.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

Just as an update I'm confusing "windows" with "screens", Snap 8 includes the ability to record multiple Windows as one screen and can even sort them, so more functionality than I originally gave it credit for.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#11

Used the last few versions 7/8/9 and found it very useful. Apart from allowing things to be kept, it's handy to use as a magnifying glass on a portion of the screen.
Recommended.

Reply   |   Comment by tom  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#10

After installation it launched fine, subsequent launches raised this error
screenshot: http://screencast.com/t/4LgS4MXRn
I click OK and it closes.

Reply   |   Comment by ew  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#9

Text recognition only support for 6 languages

Reply   |   Comment by ggg  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)

ggg,

I don't understand this comment, text recognition should not depend on languages, just alphabets, 6 alphabets would cover a lot of languages. Am I missing something.

Reply   |   Comment by rww  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

rww, hieroglyphic languages don't have alphabet.

Reply   |   Comment by ew  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Young & Champollion by 1822 discovered that ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics had an alphabet & ideographs. Champollion translated Ptolomy & Cleopatra with the alphabet.

Reply   |   Comment by dst  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

rww, The more advanced OCR systems checks its guesses against a dictionary of words in the chosen language and character set.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

dst, i meant, chinese, japanese, korean, arabic..and others, which don't have ABC..Z, and i guess i shouldn't have called them hieroglyphic.

Reply   |   Comment by ew  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

I've been using Ashampoo snap for a long time. This version has OCR which allows you to OCR text in an image that you capture onscreen. It's really easy to use and seems to work quite well.

Reply   |   Comment by njwga  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)
#7

All those Help windows that tend to explain every action you're going to do, really get in a way, if you have used screen capture software before, they're telling nothing new, except for maybe something specific for Ashampoo Snap.

Comparing Ashampoo Snap to HyperSnap from hyperionics, ,,,no, thanks. But still worth trying out!

Reply   |   Comment by ew  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)

ew, I think you can turn off those help screens with a checkbox.

Reply   |   Comment by RichU  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#6

Downloaded and installed with no problems. Serial retrieve was easy/instantly.
Captured screen and other things, works as expected Windows 8.1
Thanks Ashampoo & GAOTD

Reply   |   Comment by Guest 007  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#5

Ashampoo Snap 2017, full version, free :
https://www.ashampoo.com/en/usd/psr/1824/multimedia-software/snap-2017

Ashampoo Snap 9, Christmas offer at 12 $, full 30-days trial version available :
https://www.ashampoo.com/en/usd/pde/1724/multimedia-software/snap-9

All Ashampoo downloads (paid-for, free, trial, demo, you name it) :
https://www.ashampoo.com/en/usd/fdl/31/0/0/0

Reply   |   Comment by Clairvaux  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+28)
#4

I had a look on Ashampoo site... The horrible purple interface of Snap 2017 is now gone (the full program is still available for free on their site, if you dig up a little bit).

Now Snap 8 has gone overboard the other way : the interface is downright elegant, but gives in to the current fad of black-and-white icons only. Colours are there for a reason, people : they help one differentiate from heaps of icons... and there are quite a few in this program.

Snap 9 (strictly in that regard) is a tad better, with the same elegant icons, but one colour added. By the way, there's a special Christmas offer on Ashampoo's site at 12 $, which certainly seems to be a steal if it does well what it advertises (and that's twice less than the upgrade path offered here).

Reply   |   Comment by Clairvaux  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#3

The download link sent to my email works fine for me.

Reply   |   Comment by Jack  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#2

Ha ! Let's see if Ashampoo has got rid of that horrible, ugly purple user interface for this one... I stopped using Snap just because of that, in spite of the fact that functionnally, the program is not devoid of interest. I just wished it would not be so much in your face, as it is in the 2017 version I have.

Message to developers : a screen capture program has to keep a low profile. Computer users don't capture screens : they do other worthwhile things, in the course of which, sometimes, they need to capture screens. Big difference. Be discrete, do enough but not too much.

Take example on Windows 7 Snipping Tool, which is one of the best capture programs ever, precisely because it does almost nothing... and does it well. I do wish it would do that little much more, and that's the reason why I'm in the market for a screen capture tool.

However, apart from Greenshot (free, open source) and to a lesser degree Pick Pick (free), I have yet to find something as good as Snipping Tool, with the added possibility to annotate the capture (and maybe to detect and capture automatically parts of a window, such as panels, toolbars and even open menus).

And by the way, why are so many screen capture developers keen to make us send snips into the cloud, and share them ? What is happening on my screen is the last thing I want broadcast to the Internet, for everyone to see (or hack). This is private, for God's sake. Enough with that stupid cloud mania already.

Reply   |   Comment by Clairvaux  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+26)

Clairvaux,

" I just wished it would not be so much in your face..."

FWIW that's just what Ashampoo apps do -- they almost fall all over themselves trying to make it easy for anyone, including a complete novice, to use all the features in their software.

"... why are so many screen capture developers keen to make us send snips into the cloud, and share them ?"

Regarding the cloud itself... Part of it is I think to share information, e.g. to show how to do something, or maybe take a snapshot of something online that might be removed or altered, or maybe to show how something went wrong &/or is broken.

A bigger part though I think is making stuff available to whatever device you're using wherever you happen to be -- whether you ever decide to share all or part of it with anyone else is entirely up to you. If your main device is a Windows 10 desktop PC, Microsoft is placing the emphasis on restoring [reinstalling] Windows rather than backing it up, which might work better if all of your personal stuff is for example on your OneDrive account. And if you have a few [or several] devices that you use, being able to access all of your stuff, &/or add to it, regardless what you're using at the time, can work out really well.

Regarding individual apps... Sometimes I think they hype their cloud capabilities just because they can -- the longer the feature list, the more likely potential customers will see something they like. And sometimes frankly it might be a way to make the dev more money, e.g. having their own service or getting something for referrals.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Mike,

There is a misunderstanting. By "in your face" I did not mean difficult to use. I meant very obvious, making itself known and pushing other applications aside. Which is the case, since the concept of Snap is to take up the whole screen -- up to the margins for toolbars -- as soon as something has been clipped.

It's an astute behaviour in a way, and may very well suit a category of users. If your clipping tasks are complex, it's certainly a good way to concentrate on them. I'm rather after less obtrusive software, for lighter tasks. It's a question of taste, and also of what you're trying to do. Ashampoo's clipping programs are certainly ambitious beasts.

However, I beg to differ on ease of use. I find myself often clipping things off the screen, and have tried plenty of programs. I have never, yet, managed to bring to completion a clipping task in Ashampoo. I'm sure I could manage it if I rummaged through the help or manual. But that's the point : clipping things is a very accessory task (at least for me). It should be obvious. You shouldn't have to read the manual, except for doing some of the more advanced things.

I do agree that Ashampoo generally tries to make things easy for a wide public. I just don't think they have been that successful with Snap. I'm a great admirer of elegant software which seems to guess what you're trying to do, or even what you might like to do without knowing it, yet.

Reply   |   Comment by Clairvaux  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#1

Hi GOTD, why do I get a 404 error when I try to download the program?

Regards, Jacob

Reply   |   Comment by Jacob Eile  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Jacob Eile, try to pause or exit out antivirus software, hope that helps..

Reply   |   Comment by sam  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Jacob Eile,
Seeing you struggling for the last few days, when others are NOT getting this problem would assume it is a system problem.
If you are fortunate to have another device recommend you downloading using that and then installing.
Wish you the best of luck!

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

XP-Man, others are getting the problem too, several today if you read all the comments here, it's started since the download re-coding with the addition of an authenticating "&hash=" URLencoded variable to tighter control downloads a few days ago.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

XP-Man, Hi and sorry for being late with my reply...
I´ve been coming here for many years in periods. I work with computers daily - developing, designing etc. I haven´t had this issue before, a month it was no problemo. I´ll try to figure it out - I think GOTD site see me as a robot, i e as a googlebot or something likewise. I use a desktop VPN which starts when I log on. When I do my online banking I have to switch it off or I wont be able to log on there. I´ll get back when I find an answer...

Have a great day, J

Reply   |   Comment by Jacob Eile  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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