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Giveaway of the day — Screen Dash

Screen Dash is the only software on the web that allows users to grab images right off their screen, edit them using paint and photo editing tools, and then instantly host them online.
$30 EXPIRED
User rating: 869 (61%) 564 (39%) 87 comments

Screen Dash was available as a giveaway on March 17, 2009!

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FlowHeater is a powerful tool for connecting widely differing data sources.

Screen Dash is the only software on the web that allows users to grab images right off their screen, edit them using paint and photo editing tools, and then instantly host them online. It saves the average user over 2 minutes and the hassle of having to print screen, paste into paint, and then go to a site to host.

The Premium Dash 2.1 has advanced photo editing tools, a huge transparent PNG library, the ability to host your own images with FTP, and the amazing ability to use your own Google Adsense and actually profit from the images you upload. Screen Dash is an amazingly smart utility tool which not only eliminates the need to use image hosts but also image editors; thus, saving you a considerable amount of time and effort.

System Requirements:

Windows XP, 2000, Vista

Publisher:

N-VisionIT Interactive

Homepage:

http://screendash.com/

File Size:

14.7 MB

Price:

$30

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tried it
liked it
lost it (recovered pc that day - spring cleaning - forgot to re-install)

Bought it!

(Found a link from this site to get it at half regular price until tomorrow 27th March - http://geniushackers.com/blog/2009/03/19/screen-dash-premium-21-amazing-discount/ )

Very promising - cloud computing - thumbs up - thanks GOTD

Reply   |   Comment by rezidue  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#68

Did you bother reading the rest of my sentence. You were pretty quick to quote part of my sentence, but what I was saying was even if a website didn't have a copyright notice on their website, that there's a chance it could be material that was copied from another website and it's STILL not legal to use it. I did not intend that post to be the bible of copyright infringement. It was just reply to post #24.

Actually, if you read my first post (#15), I stated that there are people out there making money by suing other people for using their copyrighted images which was confirmed by MrRoadRage (#78). Phil (#24) was commenting on my post (#15) to which I replied (#59). Phil then turned around his opinion 180 degrees as stated in post (#37) Why aren't you bashing Phil instead? FO.

Reply   |   Comment by S Todd  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Great software, there are free versions of similar products that are much better but none have all these tools into one program!

This is great for all users

Reply   |   Comment by Rick  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Oh brother - the fact that this horrible POS got 2-1 "thumbs up" goes to show you the quality and credibility of the "reviewers" here. Trust me folks - this app is terrible - one of the worst ever offered - and there are free alternatives that are much better.

Reply   |   Comment by Roj Blocoyevik  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

hi this is best

Reply   |   Comment by balendra  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

#78
Be aware that Phil #24 contracdicted and corrected himself in a later post. Definitely not legal to infringe on copyright

Reply   |   Comment by SamGoody  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Cool software. I really like the Adsense feature and the share button on the actual images uploaded, I already posted 2 images to digg.

Reply   |   Comment by Sara  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

High quality screen capture to .PNG or .JPG.
Handy for routing pics to yourself from one computer to another as attachments via same or different email accounts.
Versatile and quick photo editing tools once you get the hang of it.
Note: you have to click on "Select a Region for Photo Manipulation" at top of program before you can alter a captured photo.

Reply   |   Comment by Bob R  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Yes, Shagit is great, but it's overkill for most everyday use.

Reply   |   Comment by Anomalous  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

#24 wrote:
Unless a site informs you that everything within that site is copyright protected then you can use anything in their site for your own gains as long as you don’t imply that the work is originally yours. To sue for plagiarism is much easier than sueing for copyright violations across state and country lines. The internet is a source that one pays for to gather information, so unless a site lists its self as being protected before letting you enter, or you fail to add an ever so tiny disclaimer that some of the work within your site isn’t your own you can copy anything you find.


MY REPLY:

I am part of a nationwide real estate networking group, and everyone in the group blogs. We have dealt with this issue and some of the senior members organized an online meeting for us to discuss copyright issues concerning images. You will want to read this...

Bottom line is this, if I create an image and put it online, it is automatically copyrighted and I can sue anyone for using it. Attorneys joined us online for our meeting and confirmed this. We were told..."if you didn't create it, or take the picture yourself, DO NOT use it unless you have written permission."

The problem is this...there seems to be a large number of people who now make their living by posting unmarked (in terms of copyright notice) images and embedding traceable codes, then wait for the images to show up, then track down the offender and sue them for rather large sums of money.

One of the Realtors in our group has a huge problem with other Realtors stealing her images, and she aggressively goes after them. The more they fight her, the higher the amount. She is usually willing to settle for $3000-$5000 dollars, but one fee was close to $40,000 for violating her copyright.

This is not a game to be played, as those who are making a living at this are very serious, and there is a lot of people playing this game on the web. BE VERY CAREFUL.

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

irfanview:
press the letter 'c' (for capure),
select e.g. foreground window client area (or even all monitors)
set destination directory and automatic file naming
select output format and options (e.g. compression level, target size),
set hotkey (e.g. CTRL-F11) or auto timer (e.g. every 1/2 second)
and it will collect images as specified. The setup is preserved for later sessions, too. Crop/modify in irfanview or anything else.

Reply   |   Comment by k  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I didn't have time to read all the other comments,so I'm not sure if someone has already mentioned it, but I do just fine with Vista's Snipping Tool. It allows you to put the graphic you copy--rectangular, free-form, window or full screen -- directly into an e-mail, save it in several different formats (PNG, GIF, JPG and even MHT)and/or .save your capture to the clipboard, making it easy to import it to your fav graphic program. No templates, but otherwise couldn't be faster or better

Reply   |   Comment by Fred Waters  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

I like it as another paint program, with the "capture" tool. I uninstalled it though as i do not need such a program. If it had options to resize the image (i found none), then i may have suggested it as a good item to use. But i use the "snipping tool" i have on my computer, it's faster, and i'd suggest everyone see if they have that on their computer before downloading something complex.

As for screenshot being infringements, you're possibly right. But if that's the case, then rip off your print screen (or equal) button, because that's doing the exact same thing. I use a screen copier because sometimes there are errors on my computer that i need to show people, or there are errors on a website that i have questions about.

Reply   |   Comment by Rya  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

thank you #10 for mentioning JetScreenShot. I checked out the other free ones mentioned and it was between Jing and Jet. I went with Jet because I dont need on screen video.

Reply   |   Comment by Cheap1  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Let me also say - this "Giveaway" is the worst piece of crap I've ever seen here. Ten Thousand THUMBS DOWN. The interface looks like a 10 yr old coded it - doesn't follow Windows conventions AT ALL - the upload site is a total joke- try to add a comment and get a SQL error. None of the mark-up tools are vector based (and no way to accurately position anything on your screen capture)... and just wait until you see the "clip arts" HAHAHA

This is the kind of software you used to get for free on floppies back in the DOS days.

Total Junk. And it looks like it's free all the time from their website, so I don't get the value proposition here.

I couldn't get it off my computer fast enough (and I'm still not sure that it is).

-Roj

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

Dear Douches - "Copyright" is about the ownership of intellectual property. Just grabbing a screenshot is NOT a copyright violation, unless you claim to have ownership to the intellectual property or otherwise profit from its use without permission of the owner.

And...if something on the web is in the public domain - you can use it all you want. Clip art, public domain photos etc.

These kinds of apps are very useful for tech support (taking clips of screenshots) etc - not just "ripping off" images for a website.

That said - this app is clunky. SnagIT is the king of screen capture, but the best version was 8.x (9.x and above changed interface to the MS "ribbon" and actually made the product worse, not better).

-Roj

Reply   |   Comment by Roj Blocoyevik  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Solid software, its easy to use and very functional for anyone who is online a few hours everyday. The FTP host option is a great feature and will save me a ton of time. Thumbs up today

Reply   |   Comment by Wanja  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Hoversnap is a free alternative, though it's for capping and is very minimal and simple.
Oddly, the developer seems to have gone silent, but the program still works fine to suit my needs.
You can set the output image type, select a key area (Click and drag), active window, or full screen. No watermark over your photo either.

This...program looks ugly and doesn't seem worth the free investment.
For one, I'd like to be able to touch my images before and after uploading.

Reply   |   Comment by Box  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

@66

> Snagit is great but you cant do editing

You can edit a lot. (My version ist 8.0.2.) Just try it.

Reply   |   Comment by Max Liebermann  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

@59

> If it doesn’t have a copyright notice on it, it’s probably using copied material

Sorry, that's bullshit. Graphic work, source code and anything you can get online is copyright protected WITHOUT any copyright notice - at least in the most civilized countries. I don't know from where you are, maybe it's different in your country. But if you publish something online you don't publish it in your country, you're publish it in the INTERnet, so maybe you're injuring international copyright law.

Reply   |   Comment by Max Liebermann  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

@43+44 ajith+KevinB

> I use Purrint–a simple solution
> I would suggest purrint

I tried Purrint because of your recommendation. Come on guys, Purrint is not a screen capture program, it's just crap because it grabs only the whole screen. But in most cases you'll need a rectangular area.

My recommendation: PrintKey 2000 (Freeware). It runs without installation from a USB pen, is simpel but can do anything you expect from a screenshot program.

If you need more e.g. scrolling screenshots for a whole website that doesn't fits your screen or editing screenshots without another graphic software: Try SnagIt -- it's perfect.

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@60

> Personally I think this promotes copyright infringement.

You're joking. A screenshot is not a photograph and if you grab a part of a website it doesn't contain any (copyright protected) source code or the original graphic elements. Even in Germany (a country with a strong copyright) a screenshot cannot be a copyright infringement because a screeshot is just a quote.

Reply   |   Comment by Zweistein  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Snagit is great but you cant do editing, Its in my opinion the best for high quality screenshots, but after I am done I go into Photoshop to edit. Screen Dash is not as high quality of a screenshot capture tool but it is useful for doing quick captures and edits. 7/10

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Print screen is not hard but can take awhile, especially if your making auctions. I will use this a ton for my auction pages on ebay.

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

Very very cool.

The integration of screenshot with edit and then host is great. I also really appreciate the settings for user preferences.

Reply   |   Comment by Zacharai  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Thumbs Up!

I really like the PNG library, very original and cool photo effects. The UI would be cooler with a skin but isnt bad for PC

Reply   |   Comment by Thomas  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Cool software. I have to disagree with all the comments about print screen and vista snip tool, mainly because it seems that is not what this program solely does or solely is designed to do. The photo editing tools are easy to use and pretty cool. Also the crop tools support layers just like photoshop.

If you like to print screen, paste in paint, edit, and then go online and host thats cool, but personally I would much rather use this. Thumbs Up

Reply   |   Comment by Ella  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I dont think there are copyright infringements, as there are Terms of Service on the site that ensure there are no issues. Additionally, if the company is smart, which I imagine they are since they made it GOTD, they track and monitor images posted. I believe anything that infringes on copyright laws would be deleted.

Reply   |   Comment by jack  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Personally I think this promotes copyright infringement.

Why would anyone need to upload a screenshot in order to put in on another site other than say a web developer who needs a screencap for a portfolio or to show a client?

People that have a legal and legit need for capturing screenshot already have the tools they need...Photoshop and a website.

As a web developer I have a need for screen grabs at times to show a client a shot of work progress or in developer forums to show someone that needs troubleshooting help what I see on my screen.

However Firefox has several addons that do this. The one I use is called Screengrab and will copy a whole page, a selection, or just the visible screen. and it does it without the browser crome.

Thumbs down for promoting copyright infringement.

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

#24 - 99% of all websites have a copyright notice on it. Look at the bottom of this page for "© 2006 - 2009 giveawayoftheday.com. All rights reserved."

If it doesn't have a copyright notice on it, it's probably using copied material which doesn't make it okay for us to use if it was copied from another copyrighted website.

Reply   |   Comment by S Todd  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Amazing tool. Its not the best editor, or the best screenshot grabber, but it combines 4 tools into one program. This is a great tool and pretty revolutionary as far as cloud software and hosting from your desktop.

10/10

Reply   |   Comment by Ben  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Very useful tool, this saves a ton of time for anyone who blogs alot.

Reply   |   Comment by Ben  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

The UI isnt amazing, but you can change colors. Also it is very easy to use, I mean anyone even a 3 year old could use it. Thats a huge plus considering how hard GIMP, Photoshop, and even Photobucket are.

I give 9/10!

Reply   |   Comment by Katy  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

The thing about Jing and the windows Vista tool and all the other programs mentioned is that none of them actually do all that Screen Dash does. I would say Screen Dash is not the master of Screenshots, or Paint, or Photo editing, but it is the only tool that provides them all. This makes it a very rare and useful tool. obviously all of the other programs have their benefits and have more capabilities but as far as a program that is quick, easy to use, and fast nothing comes close.

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

A better program than this because it's so lightweight and takes even less time is a program called WinUP by Swiigle:
http://swiigle.com/app/wup/

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

I use SnagIt and it's worth every penny. I don't think there's anything better.

Reply   |   Comment by Frank Z  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

It just isn't as good as some of the better freewares available for download. I will stick with using the last freeware versions of WisePixel HandySnap and Faststone capture.

Reply   |   Comment by Cowabunga  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Ok, let's make this easy. You can use this viable alternative given away quite generously by GOTD for it's basic fundamental purposes. Otherwise, I have never used print screen for catching an image in my time on the computer, and have used paint maybe twice. It's so simple. Get a decent capturing program, such as Screenhunter (versions for photos or video available, free, anywhere) hit your hot key, outline the image and let go and the image goes straight to the screenhunter folder in your My Documents folder. Now open it and edit with your choice of image editing programs. Print Screen????

Reply   |   Comment by Dan  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

What about the Snipping Tool included with Vista? does what this program does, and it comes with ur comp.

Reply   |   Comment by iluvgiveawayoftheday  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

To say this this type of program is illegal is stupid. It's a useful tool that has many uses.

If you only use it to capture copyrighted pictures in order to sell them, then that's an illegal use of it. But it has many other uses.

For instance, you can capture a copyrighted picture for use in a school report, just like you can quote from a book, with proper citations.

I used my favorite, Screenshot Capture, yesterday to capture an option panel from another program so I could send it to a friend who was having trouble setting up the same program.

Another friend wanted to know how his program looked on my computer with its larger monitor. Screenshot Capture allowed me to show him directly.

I could go on, but I think I made my point. Just because you can only think of an illegal use doesn't mean you should call a program illegal. It just means you lack imagination.

Reply   |   Comment by Anthony2816  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

'Screen Dash is the only software on the web that allows users to grab images right off their screen, edit them using paint and photo editing tools, and then instantly host them online.'

What a blantant lie.

I have Snag It, I have the new version (v. 9) which lets me do that + I can do it with video. It is much much better.

Snag it costs about $40 but you can get the older version (5.0.2) for free.

Here is the link :)

http://www.oldapps.com/SnagIT.php?old_snagit=21#Download

Reply   |   Comment by Gaara  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Wisdom-Soft ScreenHunter is another Freebie Alternative, especially for those with older computers, with older OS's.
It's very reliable & easy to use, & I've used it for years.
Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.

Reply   |   Comment by ID Claire  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

This is a GREAT program if you bother to try it you just might like it. It has alot of features and I love it!
Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by donnalb  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

"As for registration, I have been unable to find information on if it registered properly or not so I can only assume it worked." I have not seen anyone comment on this since Ashraf (#8); I am just curious if anyone found any type of registration confirmation.

Thanks GAOTD!! I have coffee with you every morning!! :)

Reply   |   Comment by Terry  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

Tried it and frankly the UI is just awful. If you need something for screencaps I would suggest purrint, which uses less than 500KB of memory and works great, as well as being free and not needing installation. Works great on a thumbdrive also. purrint

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

I use Purrint--a simple solution
http://purrint.en.softonic.com/

Reply   |   Comment by ajith  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm does everyone in here cut and paste pictures off the internet onto their own commercial or non commecial web site? I doubt it. Is there anyone out there that has not heard of copyright? Probably not. You can harp on copyright ALL DAY LONG, it will not stop some people from doing it, just like a stop sign does not make everyone stop at an intersection (all you guys in Las Vegas know who you are). So those that work for the copyright police can go home now.

Copyright and if you get caught, take your spanking and get over it, you know the risk.

Anyway with Vista all I use is Snippet, built in and save it with Infranview. If you do not have Infranview, get it. One of the best photo handling programs out there. If not the best. It is my default image handler. If I need to "play" with something I snipped I use Windows Paint or my ancient version of Photoshop which still works with Vista and Win 7 beta.

A thumbs down for me today....

Reply   |   Comment by Bubba_in_NV  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Neat software works ok with my Toshiba A210Pro laptop with a Vista Home Premium SP1 platform. Easy to use and easy to get images from streaming videos etc

Reply   |   Comment by Byron  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

"Screen Dash is the only software on the web that allows users to grab images right off their screen, edit them using paint and photo editing tools, and then instantly host them online."

This is actually incorrect, another (much better and free) program that can do that is Jing.

Jing can also record flash videos in handy .swf format.

Reply   |   Comment by DarthNinja  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Why install on Vista???

Vista already has the "snipping tool" that captures:

freeform snip - rectangular snip - window snip - fullscreen snip

then you can:

write on it or highlight areas or add URL

send in email - name & save (where you want)as PNG, GIF, JPG or MHT

copy to paste into your own editing program (which I much prefer)

It is one of the only things I like about Vista and will miss it when I (hopefully) get my XP Pro back on this PC.
Then I will go back to using Gadwin Printscreen which is free and does a lot of the same things.

Reply   |   Comment by DeWitch  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

try the http://www.jingproject.com/ from the makers of Snagit. It gives you a free online account to post your captures and it is a watered down version of Snagit for Free. There are paid options for increased space as well
so no it is not the only one to allow publish online

Reply   |   Comment by koji  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
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