ShareX is a free and open-source program that lets capture or record any area of the screen and share it with a single press of a key.
It also allows uploading images, text, or other types of files to over 80 supported destinations users can choose from.
With ShareX tool student have options:
- identify borders on screens allows easy captures;
- customize keyboard shortcuts;
- scrolling capture;
- web page capture;
- image annotation;
- adding watermarks to images.
When it comes to screenshots, users have options for region capturing including rectangles, ellipses, and freehand shapes. After taking screenshots users can annotate or watermark them among other options to help you illustrate points with images. Users can also enter a URL to capture an entire web page or do scrolling capture, which can be used to grab an entire page or anything else that scrolls without showing any stitching lines.
Users can even trim the edges off the scrolled capture to remove elements that would normally repeat on scrolling, such as app menus.
Video capture is simple, as well, because ShareX makes it easy to record the content you want from users’ devices. Users have options for recording video using a variety of codices including MP4, gif, webm, and avi.
One of the most useful features for recording video is that ShareX can identify borders on your screen when there is something you’re more likely to record. For example, if a user has multiple apps open on screen it can tell the borders of those windows and adjusts the recording area before you start. But if the user wants to record a specific area it can still select it freehand. After taking a screenshot or recording the user screen, ShareX has a variety of upload destinations.
Users can set it up to upload content to multiple popular services such as Imgur, Flickr, Photobucket, Twitter, and more.
ShareX has the option to customize where the files are stored on the user device. And users can select any folder to be their storage destination, including OneDrive folders.
Another option also customizes the workflow with a variety of keyboard shortcut combinations. For example, if the user’s watching an event live and needs to grab lots of screenshots it can set up ShareX to take screenshots when it hit Ctrl + PrtScn, but it needs to grab a video it can with Ctrl + Shift + PrtScn.
Use cases/examples of usage: (tutorial)
Strenght: Easily create and share screenshots and videos.
Weakness: Screen recording options are limited to screen vs webcam and virtual sound vs voice recorder, it means that you cannot toggle between options in the same recording.
People opinion about the tool:
Similar Tool: Snagit; Camtasia; Greenshot; Lightshot.
Technical and operational requirements: PC in order to create content; tablet.