FastStone Capture is a very lightweight screenshot and screen recording software. It has a minimal user interface based on a small toolbar that floats on your computer screen. You can choose various screenshot functions from this toolbar. The recording feature is also available from this same toolbar. After you have taken a screenshot or recorded a video, it offers some basic editing for the images and the videos.
FastStone Capture is available as a portable program and also as a setup installer. In both cases, when you launch it, you see a small toolbar along with an icon in the system tray. You can choose various screen capture options from both the toolbar and also by right-clicking on the system tray icon. You can capture full screen, window or control, selected region, free-hand selection, and even a scrolling window.
It offers to delay the screenshots by a few seconds and you can select this delay from the toolbar. After a screenshot is taken it can be sent to a number of destinations like clipboard, editor, printer, email message, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, saved to a file, saved to an FTP server and more.
The editor it offers for the screenshots is a regular image editor and comes with complete drawing tools. You can use these drawing tools to annotate the screenshot, draw arrows, add text, add steps, add geometric figures, add mouse cursors of various type, add a section magnifier and so on. It can save the images in all the popular formats such as BMP, JPG, PNG, TIFF and also as PDF documents.
This small tool also comes with an impressive screen recorder. It can record the screen activity of either the fullscreen or the selected region. You can also record the sound from microphone or the computer. The recording can be edited using a very nicely designed video editor that comes with tools similar to the screenshot editor. You can save your recorded videos as WMV files.
FastStone Capture is an amazing screen capture tool that packs everything you would ever want from a screenshot and screen recorder software. It comes with in-built editors for both the screenshot images and the video recordings.
You can download FastStone Capture from https://www.faststone.org/.