Free Ashampoo Snap 3.50!

Software Description

Ashampoo Snap is a screen capturing tool that allows users to take screenshots (still images) and capture videos. Here is a description of the software and a list of major features, as per the developer:

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dotTech Advice

Although Ashampoo Snap 3.50 is available for free via this promotion, it used to be sold for $9.95 (now Snap 4 is $19.95). For a $9.95 program Ashampoo Snap is surprisingly feature filled: It has multiple ways to take screenshots, including scrolling window, active window, rectangle freehand, and freehand; it can record videos; and has a fully featured built-in image editor. While I personally like FastStone Capture for screenshot taking and BB Flashback Express for video recording, for non-power users having screenshot and video recording features built into one tool is very handy, especially since Ashampoo Snap has a fully featured image editor. Give Ashampoo Snap a try if you are a non-power user and see how you like it. If you are a power user, I feel FastStone Capture and BB Flashback Express will be a better fit for you because

  • They are a bit easier to use in my opinion, such as not being forced to use the image editor in full screen in FastStone Capture and having a floating widget to easily take screenshots);
  • They have better features, such as being able to record videos in AVI, FLV, and SWF and having video clipping capabilities with BB Flashback Express as opposed to only WMV and no clipping capabilities with Ashampoo Snap.

Freebie Details

To get Ashampoo Snap 3.50 for free, follow these simple directions:

Version being given out for free: v3.50 Build July 1, 2010

Free updates: No

Supported OS: Windows XP/Vista/Win7

Download size: 18.5 MB

  • After you have finished downloading, install it. Take note during installation that Ashampoo tries to install Ashampoo toolbar:

Be sure to uncheck all that if you don’t want it (most of us won’t want it nor do you need it to use Ashampoo Snap 3.50).

  • After installation, the registration page should open automatically. When the registration page loads, enter your e-mail address in the box shown and click “Senden”:

Take note that in addition to registering for the free cdkey, you are opting in to receive Ashampoo “service letters”. (You can opt-out of letters after you register via MyAshampoo.)

  • After you enter your e-mail address and hit Senden, what happens next will depend on if you have an existing account with Ashampoo or not:

Existing Account

You will be asked to login using your password:

After you login, Ashampoo Snap’s registration key will be displayed to you:

New Account

You will need to check the inbox of the e-mail address you registered with. Look for an e-mail from Ashampoo <> with the subject of Registrierung (Schritt 1) … folgen Sie dem Link in dieser E-Mail. In the e-mail there will be a confirmation link you need to follow:

Once you follow the link, you will need to fill out a short form:

After you fill out the short form Ashampoo Snap’s registration key will be displayed to you:

  • Run Ashampoo Snap 3.50. Registering Ashampoo Snap 3.50 is a bit different than other Ashampoo products – you are not asked to register the software outright. Rather, you have to take the initiative and register it:

(Move your mouse cursor to the top edge of the screen to make the top bar appear.)

  • Enjoy!

If you have any trouble getting Ashampoo Snap 3.50 for free, post below and I will try to help.

Thanks Sascha!

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  • tekknokat

    Thank you for letting us know we are able to just update over Snap 3 from the June Freebie, to get v 3.50.  That saved me from going through the process of getting a new license key all over again, and reinstalling the software.  Especially on the German website, not that I don’t figure that one out eventually using Google Language Tools, but I probably would have missed it by now as well.  If you keep your eyes open long enough on dotTech, Ashampoo will eventually give away a newer version of their software, like WinOptimizer 2010 Advanced (aka v 6.5), to WinOptimizer 6.60, although not a completely new version number, required a new installation if memory serves.  I’m not sure that on all of those one is able to always get away with just doing an update are they?  It came in really handy in this case.  I’ll have to check Photo Commander 7_7.50, BurningStudio 2010 Advanced 9.24, and WinOptimizer 6.60 for any minor updates as well.  Thanks again. 

  • vika6

    I refer to Ashraf`s :  If you have any trouble getting Ashampoo Snap 3.50 for free, post below and I will try to help.
    I have a problem with finishing registration process.
    I received the code from Ashampoo, but I don`t have place where to insert it.
    From the scrolled down menu “Internet ”  I should choose “Switch to full version for free” option and then paste the code.. But  in my “Ashampoo Snap 3.5” there is NO SUCH OPTION at all. It is replaced by “register the program online” option, which is nonsense, as the registration has been already done and the code received.
    Note that i installed version 3.50 over previous registered (also for free) version 3.40.
    Would you be so kind Ashraf and help me ?

  • KuyaTo

    thanks for this. i have a handful of good apps from Ashampoo!

  • John Wehlitz

    @etim: I have several audio programs installed on my PC, including one called virtual audio cable that can be used to interconnect audio programs. So far, I haven’t been able to adjust things so that the audio from the video I want to capture goes to the Snap program. I was able to select microphone, and connect a patch cable from the headphone out to the audio in.

    I found that if I increase the frame rate from the default the motion improves, so it looks like this could be a good program.

  • etim

    @John Wehlitz: my motion’s OK, except when it’s from a jerky source–like Hulu is for me.
    “I didn’t get the sound, but I think I know why.”—what are you thinking?

  • John Wehlitz

    @etim: I was able to record video. I didn’t get the sound, but I think I know why. The big problem I see is that the video is quite jerky. I’m not interested in capturing jerky video.
    Were you able to capture video that seemed to be truly full motion?

  • Trev

    @IT3: …seems to only capture the microphone but not the internal sound.

    Snap cannot record audio direct from a soundcard, but it will via a microphone.
    Ashampoo is quite on this.
    This info can be found in the Product fact sheet PDF downloaded from Ashampoo Snap home page.
    Near bottom of the PDF it says:-
    “Sound Card: none (supported audio record device and microphone recommended).”

  • etim

    @RobCr: You can quickly turn that ribbon on/off by clicking the icon in the quick start menu (my icon shows up on the bottom right of my screen). You could just leave it off and just use the icon’s dropdown menu when you get tired of the ribbon’s novelty.
    Ashraf: Thanks for this. I’ve been thinking of getting a screen cap app for a while now.
    I was pretty excited when I read that it would handle all videos too.
    Visions of DLing Hulu, live streams and other hard to DL sites danced through my head. After many hours of experimenting (my, how time flies when my OCD kicks in), I’ve been able to DL them, but setting it up is a pain, I can’t cap full screen and my PC is unusable for anything else while the DL’s running.
    Has anyone found a tweak (or another similar program) so that I can run the DL in the background and still have use of my rig meanwhile?

    BTW–for any movie narcs lurking out there–I’m not planning on using it for nefarious purposes, I just don’t like using browser based players to watch vids–my old box is just too feeble to play the vids on many sites without jerking and skipping/stalling.

  • Old Elmer Fudd

    @RobCr: No, I don’t think there’s anything about who it’s registered to. i have it installed on two machines in my network and I don’t think Ashampoo cares one way or the other.
    I tend to agree with your second comment(s). I’m trying to get used to Office Pro 2010. So far, only the Excel ribbon is really ghastly!

  • RobCr

    Thanks for that.
    One would need a College education to find that option.
    Luckily you have had one. I am now upgraded
    Does it actually say who it is registered to anywhere ?
    I am not a great toolbar fan.
    (I am referring to the Snap Toolbar, not the Ashampoo one)
    Handy when you need to use it, but a PIA when you don’t
    It would be good if all the programmers of the world, used something like –
    Hold the Ctrl key down, when mousing along the chosen edge of the screen.
    And only then would it respond.
    And perhaps all the other programmers that are building flippin Ribbons into their programs, just because MS did it (without my permission), could have their Ribbon appear/disappear in a similar fashion.
    Then perhaps MS would do the same with their horrible / in your face / can’t get rid of it

  • @Sascha …Thanks!  & Ashraf too
    @OldElmerFudd …Updated
    Happy Trails…

  • IT3

    Ashraf (or anyone that knows),
    I have been having trouble lately capturing certain streaming video clips that will include the audio (don’t know what I did or installed that messed this up – it used to work – but no other screen capturing software I have will get in now either).  Everything seems to only capture the microphone but not the internal sound. Will this capture the sound with the live video feed?

  • OldElmerFudd

    If any of your readers installed Snap 3 when it was offered on June 21st, they can update that version to 3.50. Run the program and when the icon appears in the task bar, right-click to open “configure”. Select the Internet option and then updates. If not already checked, select the Updates and Information option. A dialog box opens to offer the update for install. Remember to uncheck the toolbar offerings bundled with the software and finish installing. You now have v. 3.50!