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[Review] Jet Screenshot

Posted By Locutus On June 19, 2009 @ 4:19 PM In Freeware Reviews | 15 Comments

JetScreenshot is a screenshot software by the makers of Folder Marker [1].

Version Reviewed:

2.0.0.0

Software description as per JetScreenshot.com:

Jet Screenshot is a freeware utility enabling you to share screenshot via the internet in seconds. It allows you to take a screen snap, edit it and send it to the Web, so that you can immediately provide anyone with a link to the image. Such an approach allows you to speed up sharing of ideas, facilitating further discussion. It’s ideal for remote work of programmers, designers, QA testers, bloggers, technical assistance specialists, sales managers, etc…

Download here: JetScreenshot.com [2]

The Good

  • Lots of annotation options (text, draw, etc
  • Save to FTP, their server, a file, or even the clipboard
  • Ability to name the saving options.
  • Nice defaults.
  • Save to PNGs.
  • Crop!  For me this is a big one.

The Bad

  • When first opening, it says to click the icon. On Windows 7, the icon is hidden in the ^ button.
  • When I first went to make a screenshot, it bugged out and only had gray, white, and black areas. (It worked after that.)
  • No “show toolbar” button- just a right click.
  • Making two text boxes in a row doesn’t work.
  • Single-clicking anywhere when you have the line tool makes an apparently random line.
  • I couldn’t shrink the text boxes.
  • Not readily apparent how to change the colors. I found it by chance.

Rating (out of 10)

Features as Described

Works great.
10

Ease of Use

Very easy to use. A few minor bugs dilute the experience.
8

Usefulness

Could be potentially useful to the home or work audience.
9

Total

9
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Quick Verdict

If you need a screenshot software, I’d get it.

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Full Review

The whole install was completely painless. At first glance, it isn’t much, but then after reading between the lines, it’s pretty powerful. This program is effective and useful.

Here’s some of the things pointed out in the EULA:
http://www.mafia-penguin.com/dottech/20090619-p7h-362kb.jpg [3]

This is what the right click menu looks like in the status bar:

[4]
When you click change settings, here are the dialogs that come up:

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Like any good capturer, it offers Full screen, Region, Window, and a fast capture mode. Restore the last URL gives you the URL of the last uploaded file.
When you take a screenshot, you’ll find youself in a paused window with marching ants around it. To acess the toolbar (more of a toolbox), just right click. There you can see such things as crop, write, and draw.

2009-02-23_015546 [7]

Overall, this is a quick and easy free way to snap your screen. It still needs a little work (see Bads) but is overall very good.

Free Alternatives:

Jing [8]
What began as a freeware project to easily share basic screen captures and screen recordings has grown into a solid application and capture distribution system with a premium component.
-Download.com

Screenshot Captor [9]
Whether documenting a computer problem or a favorite Web site, many computer users will someday need to capture exactly what’s on their computer screen. This program isn’t the most powerful screenshot tool, but it offers almost everything an average user will need in a easy-to-use interface.
-Download.com

ScreenHunter Free

When information comes across your screen that you do not want to forget, a screen capture is in order. While using inaccurate and confusing hot keys was once the preferred method, ScreenHunter Free offers an alternative that promises to simplify the process.
-Download.com

Gadwin PrintScreen [10]
Excellent screen capture apps aren’t hard to come by, but excellent free ones are. With sophisticated features at no cost, it’s hard to reach higher than Gadwin PrintScreen. An attractive, easily navigated interface opens up a customization wonderland for users to decide default settings for shortcut key associations, capture preferences, and output.
-Download.com

Photobie [11]
By providing normal editing techniques and adding some unique twists, the free Photobie takes aim at its higher-priced competition. Although novices will be overwhelmed by the numerous options, the program proved to be a very good image editor.

The most unique additions are embedded in a gray bar at the very top of the program. Here you can create a 3D cube, make a screen capture, and actually produce GIF animation with your picture and changes.
-Download.com

MWSnap [12]
This outstanding freeware application makes capturing and editing screenshot images a breeze. MWSnap may come with an uninspired-looking interface, but it gets the job done without hassle. Its useful and very user-friendly features require no special expertise.

Final Verdict:

Jet Screenshot is a good and easy-to-use program. However, it is not one-of-a-kind- just look at how many there are in the free alternatives list. Those took me about one minute to come by on Download.com. To the developer, I must say, congradulations. This is a great freebie, and I hope it will stay updated and free! A great addition is the online storage.

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URLs in this post:

[1] Folder Marker: http://dottech.org/gotdreviews/7642

[2] JetScreenshot.com: http://www.jetscreenshot.com/

[3] Image: http://www.mafia-penguin.com/dottech/20090619-p7h-362kb.jpg

[4] Image: http://mafia-penguin.com/dottech/mainmenu.png

[5] Image: http://mafia-penguin.com/dottech/settings.png

[6] Image: http://mafia-penguin.com/dottech/savesettings.png

[7] Image: http://mafia-penguin.com/dottech/toolbox.png

[8] Jing: http://download.cnet.com/Jing/3000-13633_4-10744274.html?tag=mncol

[9] Screenshot Captor: http://download.cnet.com/Screenshot-Captor/3000-2094_4-10433616.html

[10] Gadwin PrintScreen: http://download.cnet.com/Gadwin-PrintScreen/3000-2094_4-10123018.html

[11] Photobie: http://download.cnet.com/Photobie/3000-2192_4-10387625.html

[12] MWSnap: http://download.cnet.com/MWSnap/3000-2072_4-10524229.html

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