Take screenshots in several ways, export them to PNG, JPEG or GIF file format, set up file naming rules, and schedule automatic image grabbing sessions.
- APP : SnapCrab
- Version : 1.1.4
- License : Freeware
- OS : Windows
- Developer : Fenrir & Co
SnapCrab is a lightweight software application whose purpose is to help users take screenshots by capturing the entire screen, selected area, active window, or the utility’s panel that remains on top of other programs.
Capture the screen in multiple methods
Accessible from the system tray area, it boasts a clean and minimalistic layout that offers only a few configuration settings to tinker with.
The program gives you the possibility to select the screen area to be captured, create a transparent background or fill it with a user-defined color, as well as to include the mouse cursor and window shadow.
File type support and naming rules
The grabbed shots can be exported to image files with the PNG, JPEG or GIF format. Since it integrates an option for automatically capturing multiple snapshots and saving them to file, the tool also lets you set up file naming rules.
What’s more, you can view the RGB value for each color displayed on the screen by simply hovering the mouse cursor over the desired area, and post the screenshots on Facebook, Flickr or Twitter to swiftly share them with your friends.
Customize program preferences
When it comes to configuration settings, you can select the default saving directory or make the utility save the photos to the Clipboard so that you can paste them into other third-party tools, open the images with the default viewer, and use hotkeys for a better control over the entire process (they can be reassigned).
One of the better features comprised in this app is a smart system that lets you take screenshots using a self-timer. As previously mentioned, SnapCrab is capable of recording multiple shots on its own. A delay time can be set between the shots, though.
Evaluation and conclusion
During our testing we have noticed that SnapCrab carried out a task quickly, produced quality images, and did not pop up any errors. It didn't eat up a lot of CPU and memory either, so the overall performance of the computer shouldn't not hampered.
All things considered, SnapCrab offers a handy set of parameters for helping you take screenshots, and it is suitable for all types of users, regardless of their experience level.
It cannot be considered one of the most powerful utility on the market, however, as it lacks support for advanced functions, such as editing operations and a built-in image viewer, just to name a few suggestions.