Poynter: Why people still fall for fake screenshots. “What is it about fake screenshots that makes people vulnerable to thinking they’re real? For one thing, people often use real screenshots to ‘preserve’ something, like a provocative or erroneous tweet, that might be later deleted. A screenshot can be a signal that something “real” has been exposed. Hoaxers exploit that signal with a fake. And if an original can’t be found, people might just assume it was deleted.”
Ghacks: Sniptool is a portable screen capturing tool with a built-in image editor. “Sniptool is a freeware screen capturing program that comes with a built-in image editor. It is portable, but is also available in an optional installer version. Run the EXE and a small window appears near the system tray; this is a floating panel that you can move around the screen.”
CNET: How to take screenshots with iPhone and Android phones. “Whatever the reason, here are several easy ways to capture your iPhone ($1,000 at Amazon) or Android screen. Stretch those fingers because they’re going to be a lot of buttons getting pressed (Actual buttons not figurative ones).”
MakeUseOf: 6 Ways to Take Screenshots You Can Search Quickly . “Screenshots come to the rescue when copy and paste don’t work. But these screenshots can pile up quickly over time and there’s no good way to search the text within them like you would with a collection of text files. Then, with similarly named files and thumbnails, it can be a chore to organize them. The solution? Use an app that not only takes screenshots but uses OCR technology to recognize the text in the screenshots.”
How-To Geek: How to Take Full Page Screenshots in Google Chrome Without Using an Extension. “Google Chrome has a hidden feature tucked away inside Developer Tools that lets you take full-sized screenshots of any web page. This feature captures the entirety of a page, similar to a scrolling screenshot, without the use of a third-party extension.” I wish I’d known about this a while ago! There are plenty of extensions that let you take full-page screenshots, but the permissions are always scary.
XDA Developers: Firefox ScreenshotGo helps you organize your screenshots and search them by text. “Basically, ScreenshotGo helps organize all the screenshots present in the OS. In addition, it helps search through screenshots using text. For example, if you’re looking for a specific article you took a screenshot of, all you have to do is search for some of the text from the article itself and let the application do the rest.”
ZDNet: Firefox to remove misleading button after months of complaints. “After months of user complaints, Mozilla will remove a misleading “dark pattern” from its page screenshot utility. The problematic feature is the ‘Save’ button that appears when Firefox users take a screenshot. The issue is that the Save button doesn’t save the screenshot to the PC, as most users would naturally expect, but uploads the image to a Mozilla server.”
Poynter: Screengrabs could be a mixed bag when it comes to accuracy. “You need to be careful what you share on the Internet … even if it comes with a PolitiFact label. At PolitiFact, we saw this play out today when Twitter user @r_mccormick replied to a tweet from President Donald Trump with an image purportedly showing Trump’s PolitiFact scorecard. The graphic showed Trump having zero statements rated by PolitiFact as True. There, ‘0’ was circled with exclamation points. We’re not going to show you the unedited image here, and for good reason, because it’s not real.”
Search Engine Journal: Instagram Decides Not to Alert Users When Screenshots Are Taken. “Instagram confirmed it has decided against the idea of alerting users when a screenshot is taken of their story. Back in February I reported that this feature was spotted in testing, which was based on information posted by multiple users on Twitter.”
Amit Agarwal, back again with a useful tool: How to Screen Capture Tweets with a Twitter Bot . “Introducing Screenshot Guru, a new Twitter bot that will help you easily take high-resolution screenshots of tweets. There are a plethora of screen capture apps available, including the good old Print+Screen combo but with Screenshot Guru, you get crisp and beautiful screenshots sans the clutter.”
Gizbot: Microsoft takes on Google Lens with its ‘Snip Insights’ tool . “The Snip Insights is an open source platform which is being hosted on Github. It is being reported that the new tool will allow the Windows users to get information and insights by using the screenshots a user has captured on Windows 10 devices.”
Hongkiat: 30 Best Free Screen Capture Tools and Plugins. “There’s no denying the fact that screenshots are the best way to record your computer’s activity or create a guide either to keep for yourself or to share with others. However, what troubles most users is that which tool to use for taking quick and quality screenshots. Well, for all those who are on such a quest, here is a comprehensive collection of free tools and plugins to capture screenshots for both macOS and Windows. ”
TechCrunch: Instagram is testing screenshot alerts for stories. “Instagram is testing a feature that will show users when someone else takes a screenshot of their story. Users included in the test are getting a warning that the next time they take a screenshot of a friend’s story the friend will be able to see it, as shown below…”
Lifehacker: How to Use Firefox’s Killer New Screenshot Tool. “If you’re not taking screenshots of your computer screen much, remembering which key combos to hit might be more confusing than convenient. If you hate keyboard shortcuts, Mozilla’s new Firefox Quantum browser makes it incredibly easy to capture what’s on your screen thanks to its built in Firefox Screenshots service. It syncs wherever you use the new browser, and is smart enough to help you figure out what you’re actually trying to capture.” The “take a screenshot of an entire Web page including what’s not visible on the screen” sounds great to me. I know there are extensions which can do that but I don’t like using browser addons unless I absolutely have to.
SiliconANGLE: Startup uses AI to create programs from simple screenshots. “A new neural network being built by a Danish startup called UIzard Technologies IVS has created an application that can transform raw designs of graphical user interfaces into actual source code that can be used to build them.”