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Jet Screenshot Home Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Jet Screenshot Home

Jet Screenshot is a screen capture service enabling you to share screenshot via the internet in seconds.
$1.95 per month EXPIRED
User rating: 121 (10%) 1125 (90%) 67 comments

Jet Screenshot Home was available as a giveaway on October 27, 2011!

Today Giveaway of the Day
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Transfer and manage your multiple cloud files with one app.

It's a lot easier to explain something in real life than it is online. We often point our finger at something, use hand gestures and can quickly draw up a simple scheme. "Her eyes are thaaat big" or "He went riiight there" – there are familiar and very CLEAR phrases that are used in face-to-face communication. Things get worse when you go online. All you have is text, so we spend tons of time writing lengthy texts.

Forget about it! Jet Screenshot helps make online communication easier by using images. Have you just got a draft from your designer, but don't like that big green button? Just cross it. Want to show your vis-à-vis a meeting point on the map – mark it using an arrow. That's what Jet Screenshot does in a quick and convenient manner.

The basic features of Jet Screenshot are free, and the Home license offers some extras:

  • Ability to send screenshots in PNG format without quality loss.
  • An additional security tool for hiding important information: Pixalize.
  • No ads near screenshots you post or see.
  • A possibility to store files on the Jet Screenshot server for a longer period of time (6 months as opposed to just 30 days for the free version).
  • Ability to send screenshots to your own FTP server.
  • No Jet Screenshot logo on screenshots.
  • Ability to put your own watermark on screenshots.

This giveaway includes 6-month subscription.

System Requirements:

Windows 98/ Me/ NT/ 2000/ XP/ 2003/ Vista/ 7


ArcticLine Software



File Size:

3.65 MB


$1.95 per month

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Just a quickie re GREENSHOT (not a competitor of Jet Screenshot, it is purely a screenshot utility, nothing more) - the hotkeys are re-configurable. I'm in heaven ;-)

Reply   |   Comment by clemenzina  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

@john #57 - Thank you for the GREENSHOT pointer, I've installed it and it DOES do repeat captures of a preselected screen area without having to reset the area. And it autosaves. That's all I want, who'd have thought it could be a missing feature in so many programs? It may be available in many other programs, but life isn't long enough to test them all to find out, I've had so many false dawns! THANKS A LOT!

clemenzina :-)

Reply   |   Comment by clemenzina  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)


Overall, I think this is probably a pretty decent offer, after you confirm that nothing vanishes after six months except some special functionalities.

One, or two, of the most important actual alternatives was not mentioned.

ZScreen uses ZUploader. The DonationCoder Screenshot Captor similarly uses ZUploader. Both are fine, and ZUploader gives you a lot of flexibility as to where these pics go, as a tool that was designed specifically for giving you the server control, many are presdesigned and you can add your own. This is an ultra-big plus, and why I would generally recommend one of those two for this purpose.

(When WinSnap goes to the cloud, they will be in the mix too, since I like very simple and crisp programs for this screen capture purpose.)

A little while back, I did some research on making sure the url is immediately available, but off-hand I do not remember the results. If you are in a rush, this is a big plus, who wants to navigate around to find the url that the server makes available ? You want that in your hands automatically, to the clipboard or ready for cut and paste. So keep that in mind in comparison. Jet is probably excellent on that aspect, since it is the singular server.

Another feature that was mentioned is that a holding place like Picasa (dedicated to picture formatting and size expertise) might make it much easier to choose the size of the pic than various other sites, so e.g. your text is readable where you want it to go without lots of jiggling. This whole area is not one size fits all, and Jet has been around awhile and is a good program too. Thus by using one of the ZUploader programs you could send them over to your fav place, Picasa, Imageshack, etc.

With all these things, there are trade-offs, and the critics above could do better. Jet is definitely a player here.


Reply   |   Comment by Steven Avery  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

@#34 I dont have a blog, I have a forum. I understand how I could have confused the slow ones with my previous comment though.....I probably should have put the forum part just above my suggestion.....cause this is the issue Im having. If I put the link in my forum, after a few months it gets replaced by the yellow and white jetscreenshot image. So, if its an image that I need to stay up for longer, Im having to take the screenshot, write what I need to write etc, then instead of 'share to web' Im having to 'save it to file', and upload it elsewhere.....which adds an extra 5 seconds to what would normally take me 20 seconds....the cheek of it :P But ya know, seriously, thats still a whole lot faster than PRTSC and opening Paint/GIMP/PS doing what you gotta do, save it again, upload it etc. Its still all good, and my suggestion was just a way I could see the software improved on (perfected) :]

Yes I have been using it for a "long time"....the forum is only a very small part of my life. I also do alot of graphics/3D work and I am often collaborating with other people and needing to show them things. I can honestly say that I would be lost without this....I probably use it about 20+ times a day when Im working on something, so you can see why I am needing something thats fast.

@ All of you, I think the fact that #34 has a +19 for that comment when there is not one bit of usefull information should give you an idea of the calbre of people we are dealing with here. If youre a person that takes alot of screenshots, give this a try and then vote.....you wont be sorry. Even download it for free....as said above, you dont miss out on much on the free version.
If you rarely have the need to take screenshots....dont take it, youre not gonna benefit from it, and this is where it becomes an unnecessary program chewing up resources. But dont vote it down just cause its something you dont need

Reply   |   Comment by Tara  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

#58, AugustusPoiro, if you read my earlier comment #8, you'll see that I use NTWind WinSnap for most captures. Version 4 is under development (lifetime upgrades from any version) and adds annotation and Win8 windows capture (Microsoft is targeting phones and tablets, so they went back to the easier-to-render but less attractive rectangular windows). I bought CrossGL SnapDraw when it was a commercial product, but unfortunately many people aren't willing to pay for anything, so it was recently changed to freeware. I haven't had the need for SnapDraw's excellent annotation abilities for a while, so I simply haven't installed and tested it on Win7, but it should also be capable of capturing rounded corners and Aero shadows.

I assume that the people who voted my comment down were the usual XP crowd. Steve Jobs transformed Apple into a major player in the personal electronics space by precisely such attention to detail and aesthetics as I mentioned.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Actually, I've had this for a long time, so I figured this might be somewhat of an improvement, but I see ~~ once here ~~ that it's the same exact model that I've had for a long, long time now ... same edition.

I'd recommend it, tho' ... have saved many screen shots to files so I can upload them other places to explain to someone what I saw on the screen! Works easily, and handles what it's called: screenshots.

Reply   |   Comment by gigi  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

http://lightscreen.sourceforge.net/ I have used it for quite a while and it does everything I have ever needed

Reply   |   Comment by Freeware Junkie  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Ther was an earlier free version of Jet Screenshot which was free, I believe, worked fine and no web storage needed. Win 7 has snipping tool, great app http://microsoft-snipping-tool.software.informer.com/ and free

Reply   |   Comment by Finch  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

So much hoopla here today obscurring the basic premise of the software: take a screenshot and instantly put it on the web to share with someone. If all you need to do is show someone your screen and they don't happen to have any way to see it, then these types of programs fill that tiny niche need. I didn't download this GAOTD because I already use Clip2Net, which uploads in seconds a screenshot to the Clip2Net server and saves it long enough for you to send a link to your buddy. Period. No fuss, no comparing to anything that captures audio and video or more. Just take the shot and send it to a server. Over, done, easy. If you need to save shots longer than a few hours, then today's GAOTD may be just what you need. If not, Clip2Net is a winner in my book.

Free alternative: Clip2Net, download from http://clip2net.com/


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

$1.95 mothly fee is but a small pirce to pay for this fine software. There are many great use we can with this a six moth fee trail is a fine givewayofthday offer. Sharing sceenshots is getting poplar in Face-book. So propos and cudos for this very timley peace of poduct.

Reply   |   Comment by Stortch  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

@Fubar - I've read your post 3 times, and I must just be missing something. Could you post the name of the software that produced the screenshot in your example? I NEED something like that.

And, GOTD, please don't offer us "free" software that will expire in 6 months, AND take all of our work with it. I have so many good apps I found here, but this one should not have been considered.

Reply   |   Comment by AugustusPoirot  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

In response DBP:

Right, Ashampoo Snap ist really great! And, as always usual at the Ashampoo company, you`ll get each earlier version of the same software for just some bucks or completely for free .

Reply   |   Comment by Always_get_my_things  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#33, Giovanni: I tried the PicPick program that you mentioned (and thanks for the mention), and it does seem to work very well, with one small exception. If you want to crop the image using the built-in editor, you first drag a Selection rectangle, but in this editor, once the selection is first made, it cannot be "fine-tuned" with subsequent adjustments. This is strange, since the selection rectangle displays "adjustment handles" that you might think would let you change the size of the selection. Rather, adjusting these handles will actually STRETCH the image inside the rectangle!
Too bad, if it worked like any other selection tool in other editors, PicPick would probably be the best option out there. On the other hand, it includes other useful tools, like the Pixel Ruler, Color Picker, etc. which gives added value. I think I will keep it around because of the extra tools, but I will also keep using Faststone Capture (version 5.3, the last free version) when I need to crop the image.
Also be aware, PicPick is freeware only for non-commercial use.
Why is there no single perfect freeware for such a seemingly simple task as screen capturing? Just another observation that flabbers MY gast.

Reply   |   Comment by kernmapper  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Easy screenshot tools have become a lot less interesting with PSR in Windows 7.

Reply   |   Comment by Belfastchild  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I don't know this software, but Ashampoo's "Snap" (sometimes a GAOTD offering) is a great program. I usually don't put a lot of stock in the "thumbs down" ratings here, but 720 down vs. 83 up says something.

And you know what it means when the manufacturer says their software is a "must have"?? Nothing...

Reply   |   Comment by DBP  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

@25 I know what png is thanks you, please tell me when in this time it is important to use png instead of jpeg. You need compression for a smaller filesize, we live in 2011 filesize is unimportant with the current hard disk sizes and broadband internet connections. You sound like someone who only buys small socks because sport socks take up to much space in the walk in closet

Reply   |   Comment by NoName  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-18)

Snag-It seems to be king.
For video capture, NCH Debut is good too.

ArticLine Software needs to re-visit their business model.
Customers are not stupid.

$1.95 per month translates into $234 if one uses the service for 10 years. And more if you use it for longer periods of time.

If a user pays monthly, is it not an incredible hassle? They are unlikely to ask for payment after the service period. So it is likely that the user to pays in advance, probably for 1 year. Getting money 1 year in advance of services rendered is every businessman's dream.

Many other freewares offer same functionality and there are several sites like Flickr and Photobucket where users can upload images and video, free of charge, for subsequent sharing. In the face of such sterling competition, ArticLine has to be aware of the viability of their product and business model.

Technically, a so-called giveaway hobbled with a short expiry date is an oxymoron.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Been over this a million times. People are always claiming that you can just use the PrintScreen key, edit in Paint, use some crappy freeware, etc. If you don't care about the image quality or want to spend the rest of your life trying to fix the result, that's fine. Or you can pay for software which can capture rounded window corners, clear the Aero background, capture Aero shadows, support transparency, etc., like this. CrossGL SnapDraw might be able to do that for free on Windows 7, I haven't checked; I could never get it to capture properly on Vista but the Desktop Window Manager was changed in Windows 7.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-21)

I installed the software but kept getting virus/malware alerts from
my anti-malware anti-virus apps. I don't like that sort of thing but
I love GAOTD for the software offered. I have to clean this one off
my system.

[8~{} Uncle Monster

Reply   |   Comment by Uncle Monster  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

You never stop learning, today I learned that people are willing to pay for something that is easily done for free.
Certainly today's comments have suggested a good range of alternatives, I was unaware of the number of them.
That anyone with even a modicum of computer knowledge, could consider it reasonable value on an annual basis is quite frankly laughable.
When I first saw this offering it reminded me of an old comedian who proclaimed, his gast was flabbered, so was mine!

Reply   |   Comment by OldScotty  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Another to add to the list


This is an add on to your internet browser and because Ive had it for ages and it seems to do all of the above and more and the free version is free. I give another thumbs down.

Reply   |   Comment by David Murphy  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I too have used this program for about two years, and I love it. If I just want a screen shot I use and Irfanview. However I frequently want to post a temporary link to a screen shot, and send a link to it by email. For this purpose, this program is really hard to beat. It literally only takes seconds to capture a shot, make a few annotations with the included editor and then post it by FTP. The link to your shot is copied to the clipboard so you just paste it in your email.

I use my own FTP server, and would not be willing to pay for this service, but the GOTD version today includes the FTP functionality, so there is no need to pay if you can find a place to host your shots.

The editor is actually very nice, where every annotation is an editable object so you can easily move around and resize your annotations until they are just right.

If all you need is a screen shot program, then pass on this-- there are better options. If you could use the ability to post links to easily annotated screen shots, this really takes a many minute task and reduces it to seconds.

Reply   |   Comment by Doug  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

you need to create an account with them,
give them an email, they send you a code,
type the code into their screen, & you're
given a 6-month license

Your license is valid until 27 April 2012.

software v3.0.1

installDIR is 2.5 MB, half a dozen files
or so. includes a .chm help file

once installed, you Activate Paid Features
(with your email/password)

email (in plain text) & password (hashed)
are stored in %APPDATA%\ArcticLine\Jet Screenshot\Settings.ini

hotkeys are configurable

choice of jpeg or png formats
jpeq quality can be changed
png quality can not (wonder why?)
png states, "no loss of quality" - huh?

you can watermark your screenshots, if you
want. (perhaps /their/ watermark is
mandatory in the free version, not sure?)

appears that you cannot both share to the
web (aka jetscreenshot.com) & to a file at
the same time. it's one or the other. kind
of doesn't make sense to me. the whole
purpose of this program is to share (rather
then as a "screenshot" program), but you're
left with no local copy, so you have to share
then manually copy back down to yourself.

once shared to the web, it copies the URL
to your clipboard (with no option to NOT do
that). suppose you had something else in
your clipboard & did NOT want the URL copied

if you don't happen to have caught the URL
or if you didn't click the popup dialog to
open the link, then you'll have to log into
your account to find the image to get the
link so you can post it somewhere. would
think it better had it kept a log, similar
to the web interface, where it stored:
> name, date, URL
such that you would already have that
information locally.

you can manually upload pictures to their
server (from within your account).

cannot take "scrolling window" screenshots
(like a web page that is multiple pages)
[many screenshot programs cannot, but a
handful can]

in the editor, Cancel, cancels everything!
i expected it to only cancel the current
action. so my screenshot, marked up up to
that point, vanished.

now, 6 months?
ONLY FOR 6 MONTHS, only to have it vanish!

that is FAIL for me

earlier today, before visiting GAOTD,
happened to have come across "JShot"

& in that regard, to point out, the purpose of this program is to automatically upload screenshots - somewhere & to share them. so disregard "screenshot" program when thinking about this program. there are any number of fine screenshot programs out there that take screenshots. taking a screenshot is not the end purpose of this program. it is the (convenient) sharing of the screenshots that is its purpose.

also note that their is no way to mark any uploads as "private", not shared

also not that if they vanish, close up shop, so does everything you've uploaded to them

there are plenty of places to host screenshots
there are a number of apps to take screenshots & automatically upload to a host - & not have to rely on one in particular & paid at that

Reply   |   Comment by therube  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

Just a short note, My kids are home schooled, with teachers live on the Net. The teachers use an Adobe White board for teaching. My kids have used this program for over 2 yrs to capture the teachers notes on their white boards. It works great, the kids have all their notes as jpg pics. Also this lets them get every teachers note fast instead of hand writing. Also, my kids have carried an A to B- avg in all classes, I do believe this program has helped them keep their GPAs!

Reply   |   Comment by Don  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

There is the standard Prt Scr > clipboard > Paint/Photoplus/Photoshop (as a bitmap of 2.5MB approx). There are free alternatives, I have one but forget what it is called because for more than occasional use I have paid the small sum required for Ashampoo Snap 5 which also uses the Prt Scr key but saves into a folder as anything you preset (mine are PNG). Ash 5 (and 4 and 3 - yes, I have/had all of them) has so many functions that it is I feel unbeatable.

As for FTP, I use Filezilla (always free) and send either to PhotoBucket or my own Domain, both paid for. Freebie searchers can use free PhotoBucket or ImageShack etc but may have to reduce size of file.

There are times when you only get what you pay for. If you fancy online storage - and it is becoming more common through the "Clouds", you might as well try this offer if you do screenshots but remember, if you still need them in 6 months, you will have to pay the storage fee!

Reply   |   Comment by billy  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Jet Screenshot is useless FOR MY PURPOSES. I cannot see that you can pre-select and area of the screen and take instant screenshots of that area repeatedly (eg, if you are displaying a video stream), without having to reselect it. Also, a 3-key combo hotkey is mandatory, one can only change the letters, they must always be operated with Ctrl+Alt - why not an F key while Jet is operative?

I shall try to keep an eye on the comments in case anyone tells me that the settings can be adjusted to take INSTANT screenshots of a PRESET screen area.

Reply   |   Comment by clemenzina  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

#35....I highly doubt that. (the second part, not the first)

Jing and SnagIt. The best out there, so why struggle with 3rd unknown software.

Reply   |   Comment by Greg  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

.NET 4 sucks , I don't use any software that depends on.Net , Anyway, SNAGIT is the best for screenshots and video capture on desktop , BSR screen recorder is the best for making tutorials for Youtube . :-)

Reply   |   Comment by James NeLL  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)

nice, quick and easy to use but there are other similar free tools.

Reply   |   Comment by denber  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

an additional 2 cents: I've used Ashampoo's Snap 4 and now 5 - they are not free; they are TSRs that allow one click capture or from a popup window on the edge of your screen, the ability to edit, comment, format and save any screen capture, region, free-form area, scrolling window, entire page, capture any size video, etc., etc. Worth every penny and can do everything listed here as features for all other programs. No storage fees, no hassle, no problems. Free for 6 is not of any interest to me. I would say this limited use program is in need of a rethink; maybe combine it with other software they have and lower the price and drop the time limit. Even then, screen capture has been so well done elsewhere, it's hard to get excited about additional choices; several kinds of programs are very hard to push out of office - once elected, you tend to stay with them unless there is a compelling reason to switch, and this offers nothing in that light.

Reply   |   Comment by promytius  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

@ #7....JING uses .NET
Sorry mate, I don't download ANY software that uses .NET

Reply   |   Comment by Timothy Welks  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-13)

Nr 34, did you stop to think that maybe NR 31 "removes" the links from his blog preventing the 401 error? Maybe just like the "prtscn" key, there's a "delete" key too. Heck, he can even "ctrl V and ctrl C" a new link or repost the image to his limited storage space. :-0. His remark in questioning what happens to the links was clear, at least to us with a whole brain. ;-)

Reply   |   Comment by tc1uscg  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)

WOW, for a screen shot program, sure did bring some "testy" remarks. Ok, looking at all the thumbs down, I figured it was because it screwed up your registry, or crashed your computer or accidently ordered 100 large pizzas and dilvered them to your door. But no, seems everyone in mostly the same boat, or at least, the same lake. I use Screen hunter (free version) for my screen capture needs. But it seems all programs have the same issue with virtual machines. It captures the WHOLE screen and not just the active window. So, I'm sure someone who travels or needs to seend screen shots, store them on a server, works well for tech support people on the road but it does seem like it's marketed towards a specific group of users. So, I'm not one of those users.

To you people who say use "print screen, paint, gimp" etc. #31 is right. I'm sure those posting to use the before mentioned apps would balk at using Wordpad, notepad, or other embeded software for everyday use. Though not a program or service for all, thanks GOTD for offering this and to the developer for attempting to market a product to a select group of users.

Reply   |   Comment by tc1uscg  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

To #31, that's a strange comment, you say you have been using this software "for a long time", that you run a blog, and then you find it really handy to paste the links to your images. Yet your images are deleted (or so you say) after a certain period of time, and you ask us, what happens to the links. I'll tell you what happens, the readers of your blog get a 401 error, page not found, and then they wonder why anybody with half a brain would bother posting a blog with dead links.

Reply   |   Comment by chingching  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)

Well, I can say that just for once the GAOTD User rating service perfectly reflects the real value of the software given away on this website.

This is a very POOR application which is given away for FREE even on Softpedia.

So GAOTD team please....select your offers more carefully next time before releasing such crap, otherwise the reputation of this great site could be tarnished for good.

That being said, to take PROFESSIONAL SCREENSHOTS to share wherever you want, I personally use an awesome software called "PicPick".

Why is this tool my favourite capture app?

Simply because, unlike most graphic capture software out there, it features an extremely powerful image editor and capture tool that can even support the AUTO-SCROLL option, giving you the capability to capture long web pages that take up more than just one screen.

COOL, isn't it?

Best of all it works simply by pressing the PrtSc key, meaning you don't have to remember anything to make it work properly.

And the screenshots you have taken with this tool can be immediately shared on the web, since sharing to FTP, Web, E-mail, Facebook and Twitter are supported as well by the program!!

The PORTABLE version of this amazing tool can be downloaded here (and I guess the registry of your PC will thank me for this share...LOL!!):


TERRIFIC software dudes!!!

Alternatively or in addition to it, you may also give the following 2 great FREE graphic capture tools a try:



The first one mentioned above is perfectly suitable for instant messaging, email, twitter, facebook and any other social networking site requiring a "quick-post" of what you see on your screen.

The second one, besides taking professional screenshots, can even record SCREENCASTS and then share them on the web in literally 3 mouse clicks, since it automatically upload them on their server giving you the right URL to share on the web in a few second time.


Cheers from Italy!!

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni (King of Freebies)  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)

Comment no.3 is right. I have always used Fn + Prnt Scrn on my laptop and all goes very well. I need not to load my machine with programs which often need disk space and virtual memory. Thanks anyway for the GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeremiah  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

I think alot of you commenting on this dont really know what you are talking about....take # 3 (and those agreeing with him) for example.....yeah sure you can press PRTSC, stuff around opening paint or GIMP, do what you need to do in there and then upload it to one of youre free image hosting sites.....but the thing is, do you want to do all that in 5 minutes....or 20 seconds?

Then there is the ones like # 26....and probably others. Yeah mate, thats all well and good, but what happens when you need to take a screen of something offline?

I have been using Jet Screenshot for a long time now, and I think its great. I have a forum and am always needing to put up screenshots. It literally takes me 20 seconds to capture, write what I want and upload it. In 20 seconds I have the link to embed in my site.....you cant beat that.

They offer a free version or a pro version with more benefits for a really tiny cost....truly, I cant comprehend why anyone with half a brain would vote this down.

The only one thing that bothers me is the amount of time the images are hosted for. I have said it before....I understand that on a free version that you cannot have unlimited storage of youre images, but I think we should be given a set amount of space and that way we can choose which screens we want to keep and which to delete. As it is now (including the paid version), if an image is not viewed, then it gets deleted after a certain amount of time. How does this work if you are embedding the direct links in other sites?

Reply   |   Comment by Tara  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-15)

Irfan view also has a screen capture, (Press C), tho it does not run in the background, so you have to start it up.

Reply   |   Comment by chingching  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Windows does not always work for grabbing things displayed on the screen - albeit this sounds like a trial service, rather than a software giveaway, so it's a pass for me.

Integrating cloud storage is not a bad idea, but it might be best to pick a file storage solution more tailored to your needs.

The hard drive companies will give you free cloud storage and sharing tools, along with pic storing sites like imageshhack and tinypic. if you use a free file sharing site, keep your malware tools current, many of them have little hijacking programs and other malicious features.

Ashampoo has a free screenshot tool - but I have always used Fraps, it's free and does video and screenshots of media where others fail to work. Fraps is designed for gamers, so it also has a FPS counter in the corner you can turn on to check game performance.

Reply   |   Comment by Rob  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

This program's work-flow is

"take a shot, edit it quickly and send to the Internet, to get a link which you can immediately provide to anyone"

I have to say my only stumbling point on this work-flow was occasionally searching for how to spell ImageShack, or where is my portable filezilla usb stick with the ssh passwords on it.

Many are passing on this for several reasons which combine to make it into "no thanks" decision ultimately.
(Maybe it's just too many decisions to consider all hitting them at once?)

My reason for example, I already had several screen capture applications and I am not in need of another managed storage space.

Another reason is dedicated love of "Snagit 7"
(yes that specific version what the best although there have since been security issues with it, if you know how to lock it down, it's a very well behaved application. Sometimes OLD is good.)

On the other hand if you don't intuitively know how to accomplish this particular work-flow, this might be a good program for you as all the technical problems have been taken care of including publishing to the web.

With an open mind, I'll give it a thumbs up for that.

Reply   |   Comment by fredward  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

This tool lets to take screenshots and upload them directly to Imgur. By pressing CTRL+SHIFT+3 a screenshot of your entire desktop will be captured, and uploaded. By pressing CTRL+SHIFT+4, you can choose a specific area of your desktop. You can also access Hyperdesktop from the taskbar.

Completely free program.

Reply   |   Comment by kingkio  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)

For Chrome users there is a FREE extension (v 5.0.3) called Screen Capture from Google that is terrific for capturing screen shots while browsing. It places a little icon in upper right corner of screen ready to use anytime. Capture visible content of a tab, a region of a web page, or the whole page as a PNG image. Support horizontal and vertical scroll when capturing whole page, with an all new autosave capability. Other options such as writing on the screenshot before sending it via email.

Reply   |   Comment by Glenn C  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

@21 NoName: The PNG format is a lossless image compression format (unlike JPEG), which in some cases could be very important and necessary. I can't believe something THAT basic would be left out of the free version.

Reply   |   Comment by NightKev  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)

Smooth download, installation, activation on Vista x32.
Program is easy enough to use with many nice features.

The concept of sharing web pics via social media is a good one.
However, there are freeware alternatives (including web hosting of screeshots) that do exactly the same thing. One example that comes to mind (and one that I've been using for awhile now) is LightShot (screenshot tool) which is a 100% FREE add-on to FireFox. It does same thing this program does (allows users to take web screenshots and share them (with designated free server URL/link) via social media and other modes.

So, there definitely is stiff competition out there, and unless the Developer comes up with an alternate method of financing its online storage/sharing services (i.e., corporate sponsorships is a good option that comes to mind) its appeal to many potential users will be rather limited - although $1.95 per month for this type of service is reasonable, compared with other similar commercial services.

And, as always, I do thank GOTD & the developer (ArcticLine Software in this instance) for their generous offer.

Reply   |   Comment by Inas  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)

In addition, like i said, I use this for over two years and if it wasn't for todays giveaway I never would have realized there where paid options possible as well. Never have paid a cent so far and never will (of course 6 months no watermark i take)

Reply   |   Comment by NoName  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-14)

I have been using for nearly 2 years the free version, I am happy with it, and dont really see any fucntions, that a paid version could offer me! so my recommendation is, the free version is good enough for most average normal user.

Reply   |   Comment by ender  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-13)

Don't get fooled by the negative votes and comments, this program is top
first of, the program itself and it's basic functions (take screenshots from full screens or seperate applications, upload and storage of screens, basic edit functions) are 100% freeware. The monhtly fee is for a few extra functions that i personally have never needed so far and i use this program for about two years now.

When you decide in 6 months that you don't want to have a paid subscription with them the program will remain fully functional, only a few extra edit options will be disabled (opacity, pixelation for what i can see) and you will have a jet screenshot watermark which actually isn't placed that annoying either. Your uploaded screenshots will remain accessible, you will still be able to upload new screenshots and edit them (in fact i bet the basic edit functions are probably all the edit functions you need.
You will miss the possibility to use the .png extention for your screenshots (wow, big deal)and you can not upload directly to your ftp server (if you have an ftp server you already have software that will do that just as fine for you)

For me this is my screenshot capture of choice together with wondershare democreator for demo/tutorial videos.

Reply   |   Comment by NoName  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-36)

Jing is made by the same people that make Snag It, which is the best screen capture utility. Jing is free, allows capturing to the Jing server, and captures still and video screenshots. In order to even try this program, I need to know how it is better than Jing.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim W  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

I'm puzzled about the usefulness of this?

1) There are so many (FREE) programs to capture screenshots. Evernote is probably the best

2) Evernote (FREE) will instantly synchronise your files on line

3) And Dropbox (FREE) to share with anybody, anywhere, that you choose to, both Private & Public.

Am I missing something?

Reply   |   Comment by Keith Alston  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+36)

I feel that today's GAOTD can be missed, since you can accomplish the task by using WINK, which is the best capturing & editing software. You can create movies from the captured input! Once you have a flash object ready, just publish it!

Reply   |   Comment by Raajaram Krishnamoorthy  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
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