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.”