Thoughts from the Wobbly Edge

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

NewCapture helps annotate screen captures

One of the many custom products we use here at Altuit, is NewCapture. With it you can quickly capture and annotate images. We use it primarily for documentation, but it's also helpful for describing to others a sequence of operations to perform. Here are some of it's features:
  • Add DOTS, ARROWS, and REGIONS to your captures. Super simple. Clicking adds a numerically incremented DOT in the middle of the capture. You can then drag it around from there. Shift-click on a DOT and drag out an ARROW line to point at something. Add a region and drag and resize it to cover a particular area you're interested in highlighting.

  • Automatically open the folder where you saved your capture. Auto-save to a predetermined folder. Capture the same screen rect area as before.

  • Drag-drop ANY image onto the palette to annotate it. So, NewCapture can also be used as a quick and dirty editor for existing images.

  • Create 'image-tables' which can automatically scale a group of images by drag-dropping them onto the table.

  • Runs on both Mac and PC.

  • Free while in BETA!

Check out the video tute below.


While it's still officially 'beta' (been in beta for over a year now), it's pretty robust and our team uses it every day. Get your copy here.

Mac version:

PC version:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3788438/NewCapture.zip

Let me know if you have any problems.