Suggestions for screen capture & annotation sw?
I need to take some new screen captures of my software and I want to annotate them with callouts and arrows, etc. to point out features. The key thing here is easy annotations that are in a seperate layer from the image, so that I can alter the annotation "layer" later if necessary.
Shift+PrtScn and GIMP work for me. =-)
Paint Shop Pro:
GNU Image Manipulation program, I assume.
Something real easy - use print-screen and paste into Excel.
Excellent Capture Freeware: http://www.gadwin.com/news.htm#Gadwin%20PrintScreen%202.6%20available%20for%20download!
If you're looking at a non-free product and you're dualhead, be sure to download it and try it first - I've found that quite a few image capture programs have "issues" with dualhead displays (from "can't capture on second screen" to "can't capture at all")
Ultrasnap is my personal favorite.
Your post isn't clear as to whether the screen capture is static or dynamic; if it is the former, let me suggest using the captured screen in combination with Astound Presentation (lastest version: 8).
alt+prtScreen does wonders for me.
Ctrl+PrintScreen and PhotoShop works OK for me. Some other folks at work use SnagIt and are happy with it.
I have found IrfanView to be great (free as in beer, I think) for screen captures. If you want to add some annotations, any paint program will do this.
I've never tried TNT Screen Capture, but I've heard it recommended by others:
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