SnapShot for Windows

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 3.0
  • 3.1
  • (356)
  • Security Status

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Cathy Buggs
Cathy BuggsUpdated 10 months ago

Custom Screenshot Options

SnapShot is a screen capture software created by Jorijn Schrijvershof. The utility and tool software enables taking screenshots of the currently open window. Its purpose is simple but it has a lot of tools and customization. 

How Screenshot Was Implemented?

The screenshot was first developed for interactive computers around the 1960s. It was not at first integrated to most computer operating systems through the 1980s. The earlier form of the screenshot was an exact text file of what is written on the screen but it doesn’t copy the graphical appearance. Other old screenshot methods were BASIC prompt with BSAVE command, VCR capture for computers with composite video output, and standard film cameras with anti-reflective hood and close-up lens.

An Old Function With Few Additions

SnapShot offers an alternative, non-native method of the screenshot for computers. The common native method is pressing “Print Screen” and pasting the captured image to an image editor. This software meanwhile captures the currently active screen and saves it. It has a simple user interface and an intuitive layout to get images easily. Anyone can get their own screenshots without using any external cameras whatsoever. The software comes with customization options. Users can assign multiple profiles depending on their purpose, such as shortcuts, unique access keys and various key combinations. The screen can be configured to either capture the active window or the other extra desktop screens. Users can select the format of their screenshots, along with the folder location to save the screenshot. They can select popular formats like GIF, JPEG, and PNG. There is an option to automatically upload the screenshots to either an online user profile or an FTP server.

For Computers Needing Extra Screenshots Options

SnapShot is not ideal for modern computers today. Taking screenshots is a simple task with the press of the “Print Screen” button found on most keyboards today. On the other hand, this application can be used on isolating multiple displays, as well as for quick screenshot sharing and immediate saving into known image formats.


  • Very simple user interface
  • Utilizes most image formats
  • Automatic online or FTP server uploading
  • Consumes minimal system resources


  • Screenshots are already available for modern computers
  • Limited functionality other than screenshots
  • May lack special image formats
  • Lacks image editing feature

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SnapShot for PC

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 3.0
  • 3.1
  • (356)
  • Security Status

User reviews about SnapShot

  • Lise Vivarais

    by Lise Vivarais

    if it works as good as it shows on the video. I will for sure tell others. At this time it is not letting me open it

  • Abebe Kayimo

    by Abebe Kayimo

    I can't do stuffs related with snapshoots.
    I need it a lot because I can't take snapshoot pictures that I like
    Pros: I like snapshoter

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    good aplication.
    snapshot can help me to capture like the picture what i want to documentation

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    simple and easy.
    Exellence it's simple and easy to use for capture from screen

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    Snapshot is perfect from the armature to the professional user..
    I've used this software since its inception and it has never let me down in any More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    i love snapshot it's amazing..
    i love snapshot it's amazing you should download this app like i said it's amazing Pros: taking pictures
    Co More


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