Most users have one tool in common - a screen grabber. This type of program especially comes in handy when you deal with numerous screenshots on a day-to-day basis.
Although there are a lot of complex programs available on the current market, may people prefer to resort to simpler, straightforward, lightweight and portable apps to get the job done. This is where Screen Snaper comes in.
Screen Snaper is a gadget that perfectly integrates into Windows Vista - it allows you to quickly take a screenshot of the desktop, window or specific region. Unfortunately, the small app is not supported by newer operating systems, just as Windows 7.
The gadget's interface is based on a small window whose skin can be toggled between modern and classic. You can set Screen Snaper to send the shot to preview (small, medium, large), Clipboard or image file (e.g. BMP, EMF, GIF, JPG, PNG).
Additionally, you can lock the "PrintScreen" key. Thanks to its GADGET format, you can reposition Screen Snaper anywhere on the desktop, set it to stay on top of other applications and adjust its opacity level between 20% and 100%.
Since installation is not required, you can store Screen Snaper on a removable device (like a USB flash drive) and directly run its executable file on any computer with Windows Vista installed. Thus, no changes are made to the Windows registry and no leftover items can be found after removing the app.
The simplistic gadget puts little strain on the computer's resources. We have not come across any difficulties in our tests; Screen Snaper did not freeze, crash or pop up error dialogs. However, it should be updated for newer versions of Windows. Also, the app does not support keyboard shortcuts.