Jul 31, 2007

Holy SNAP! FREE work-grade snapshot software

Hey Kiddies,

It's time for some more time-saving, hassle killing, good, clean, free, fun. I work in a corporate environment, and lots of times, there are people who suffer from serious RTFM errors. Those people are prime candidates for the "Spell it out for me" award. This nifty little proggy, called MWSnap (named after it's creator Mirek Wojtowicz) is a super time-saver at work. Not just for the RTFM sufferers, but also for quick presentations, emails, graphic design, and general all purpose visual explanations of every kind. MWsnap stays permanently affixed to my start menu, and hotkeyed to my keyboard, which is actually one of the many features of MWsnap. I'll list the features below, but I want to add that I've tried a lot of snapper progs, this one is by far the most feature rich, easy to dive into, and lightweight of them all, and of course, as we all love it here on AskTheAdmin - it's completely and totally free. Our hats off to Mirek Wojtowicz for building a really great app which im very thankful for. Though money is tight, and Mirek does accept donations via Paypal, I figured I would go 1 BETTER and actually give him props, and a permanent place in the aTa archives as deserved. We love freeware, espescially when it's really, truly, should-cost-something useful.

From Mirek's Website, the features at-a-glance:


  • "5 snapping modes
  • Support for BMP, JPG, TIFF, PNG and GIF formats, with selected color depth
    and quality settings
  • System-wide hotkeys
  • Clipboard copy/paste
  • Printing
  • Auto-saving, auto-printing
  • Auto-start with Windows
  • Minimizing to system tray
  • An auto-extending list of fixed sizes, perfect for snapping images for icons
    and glyphs
  • A zoom tool for magnifying selected parts of the screen
  • A ruler tool for measuring screen objects lengths
  • A color picker showing screen colors with separated RGB parts
  • Fast picture viewer
  • Adding frames and mouse pointer images
  • Multilevel configurable undo and redo
  • Multilingual versions
  • Configurable user interface
  • And more...

So that basically sums it up...All in all this little app makes short work of tedious stuff, and actually lets you continue to think in pictures, rather than thinking about Photoshop's start-up time. :) No offense to Photoshop, I continue to use it constantly, but definitely lots of overhead.

Peace
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