Screen capture software allows you to capture a region on your screen, a file or a scrolling window. Much like the Windows print screen command does, but with more control and lots of other features. Screencasting software allows you to do a ‘video’ of what’s happening on your screen.
I have high hopes that we will be able to do either one of these or both, starting with how to use our catalogue.
Unfortunately, like any good software, it costs money. However, Techsmith, the creators of widely respected screencasting software Camtasia Studio and screen capture software SnagIt is making a special offer. You can download an older copy of each package from the web (Camtasia 3 – version 5 is the current and SnagIt 7.2.5 as opposed to current 8.2). If you then choose to upgrade from that to the current version, you get it at a cheaper rate. Upgrade or no, its worth looking into.
Sounds great and I have already downloaded both, without planning to upgrade. However, be aware that not all is wonderful – according to comments on the Download Squad blog post which highlighted these offers, some users had trouble installing and using the software and ended up uninstalling. I had no trouble installing, but haven’t yet tried using them. Will keep you posted. In the meantime, why not get a copy of each for yourself and see what you can do with them for your library.