I could make a silly joke about taking rifle shots at ants, but I’ve had enough cheese today. I usually download some small programs and utilites at work and home, so I decided I’d share my finds. A lot of them are inspired by LifeHacker posts, but some I find on my own. I’ll either post about something I downloaded that day, or failing that motivation, something I think you should download today. I hope to give people some nice tools they find useful, and also motivate some comments to similar or better tools. So, first in the series:

Bug Shooting is a small little application that sits in your taskbar and gives you better control over screenshot taking. It allows for customizable shorcuts for the three different commands it has: whole screen capture, box selection capture, and time-delayed capture. You can specify “servers” to send the shots to, which included some bug tracking systems, skype, or mail application. You can also define custom commands, though I haven’t looked into that.

Once the capture is taken, a window pops up allowing you to crop, rotate, or add things (lines, text, even images) to the screenshot, then save it or send it to that “server”. It’s pretty handy, and while I have found a couple of flaws (it likes to keep the last taken screenshot open, which can have a memory impact if took a large shot), it’s a pretty decent utility, and I haven’t seen any better.

Check out Bug Shooting’s website, http://www.bugshooting.com/web/ and let me know what else is out there and your experiences with this program and others like it.

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  1. You should also note what platform the download is available for. For example, bug shooting is only available on windows. On Gnome, by default, one can take a screenshot of either the entire screen or a window that has focus.
    Entire Screen: Print Screen
    Active Window: Alt+Print Screen

  2. I meant to do that. Yes, it’s Windows-only, but I haven’t tested it in Wine. Also, windows has that same print-screen functionality. I know there’s other programs. One I’ve used before is PrintKey2000, and it was a program that basically allow you to edit the capture after you pressed PrintScreen.

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